Hired by head coach Tom Ryan in the spring of 2006, Lou Rosselli will enter his second year as the associate head coach and fifth overall with the Buckeyes. Working primarily with the lighter weight classes, Rosselli was promoted by Ryan following the 2008-09 season.
Like Ryan, Rosselli's accomplishments and credentials speak for themselves. The 2009 NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year, Rosselli coached two-time 141-pound NCAA champion J Jaggers (2008 and 2009). There is no question Rosselli's work behind the scenes had a tremendous impact on the Buckeyes' back-to-back second-place finishes in the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships in St. Louis as well.
Rosselli also has coaching commitments away from Ohio State. For the third time in his coaching career, Rosselli will lead the U.S. World Freestyle Team at the University World Championships in Torino, Italy, Oct. 26-30, 2010. He previously led the Red, White and Blue at the 2007 and 2006 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, and Guangzhou, China, respectively. In spring 2009, Rosselli worked with the U.S. National team as the squad competed at the 2009 Pan American Championships in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The U.S. squad tallied 58 points en route to the gold medal. Rosselli also was one of five finalists for the volunteer freestyle coaching position for the U.S. men's team that competed in the 2008 Olympics.
Rosselli has been lauded with several honors, including the 2007 Terry McCann Award and USA Wrestling's Freestyle Coach of the Year. A 1993 graduate of Edinboro, Rosselli also was honored by the Edinboro University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association at the Distinguished Alumni Awards ceremony with the Young Alumni Award. That honor complements his memberships in the Edinboro and Eastern Wrestling League halls of fame. Rosselli was added to a third hall of fame last October when he was officially enshrined into the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.
As an international competitor, Rosselli qualified for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team for the Atlanta Games (114.5 pounds) and was a three-time U.S. Open champion in 1995, 1996 and 1999.
A letterwinner for the Fighting Scots from 1989-1993, Rosselli was a two-time All-American (1991 and 1993) and three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion at 118 pounds. In 1989, Rosselli was named EWL Freshman of the Year and became the first Edinboro freshman to earn a trip to the NCAA championships. Following his senior year in 1993, Rosselli earned EWL and PSAC Wrestler of the Year honors after winning titles in both conferences.
Rosselli graduated with a degree in health and physical education in 1993. He and his wife, Amy, have three children, Jordan, Ty and Jaxson.