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Heads Up: A USA Wrestling Coaches Council Podcast: Season 2 Episode 5 featuring Tom Ryan and Sarah Doty

by Mike Clayton, USA Wrestling

Tom Ryan

Head coach of The Ohio State University Wrestling Team. As an All-American college wrestler he embraced his fair share of chosen suffering. It wasn't until he and his wife Lynette, suffered the sudden death of their five-year-old son, Teague, that they encountered unchosen suffering in a way they never wished. In this fire they found their faith and a process to push through the pain.

Tom's passion is to transform ordinary lives into elite champions. He and Lynette live in Columbus, Ohio and have four children: Jordan, Jake, Teague and Mackenzie. Learn more at

Sarah Doty (Bollinger)

A three-time All-American, Sarah graduated from MBU with Bachelors in Health Sciences and 2018 with a Masters in Sports Management. She currently lives in St. Louis and is the women's head coach at Edwardsville Wrestling Club in Edwardsville IL.Sarah spent a three-year stint as Assistant Wrestling Coach at Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Mo., where she helped produce six All-Americans and a national champion. She also coached an NAIA Champions of Character award winner, and saw 13 of her student-athletes graduate last season. Sarah also has six years of coaching experience USA Wrestling Missouri High School National Team, where she has produced 62 All-Americans, and a pair of national champions. In 2016, Bollinger coached Team Missouri in its first two years of existence, and led the squad to a 10th place finish in its first season of existence.

Join Mike (Hagerty) and Mike (Clayton) as they dig deep into today's issues that both challenge and reward coaches at all levels. Think this is just about coaching? Guess what...there's so much more!

Thank you for listening to your USA Wrestling National Coaches Council "Heads Up Podcast!"


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