Before coaching at the college level, Clint was a coach at two perennial high school wrestling powers in Walsh Jesuit and Massillon Perry high schools. As a high school coach, he helped guide nine wrestlers to state titles. Additionally, every season his teams finished in the top 5 in the state.
A native of Akron, Clint is one of the best wrestlers in Ohio history. He attended Walsh Jesuit where he was a four time Division 1 state finalist winning three state championships. As a freshman, he helped lead Walsh to its first ever state wrestling championship. As a junior and senior, he was captain of two national championship teams. He was also a freestyle All American at the high school level. His success followed him to the collegiate ranks when he attended Pennsylvania State University. As a Nittany Lion, he was a two time All American. claiming a fifth place finish at NCAAs when they were hosted at Cleveland State's Wolstein Center in 1998. The following year he finished as the 157 pound national runner-up in front of the home crowd at Penn State. In both of those seasons, Clint contributed significantly to Penn State's fourth place finishes.
Post college, Clint has been active athletically besides coaching. At the international freestyle level, he qualified for the University World Championships. In 2004, he was the Pan American Games silver medalist. He also competed in mixed martial arts in which he achieved national level success seizing the 2010 national amateur lightweight crown then turning pro in 2011.
As a former Big Ten All Academic Team honoree Clint will also be a great influence on the wrestlers' academic development. We look forward to Clint's extensive coaching experience and his technical expertise contributing to making CSU the top wrestling team in the Eastern Wrestling League and producing individual All Americans.