Riley Shaw | Assistant Coach
Cleveland State University head wrestling coach Josh Moore announced the hiring of Riley Shaw as an assistant coach in August 2018.
Shaw will join the CSU staff two years after leaving his mark as one of the top athletes in the program’s recent history. He was a three-time NCAA Championships qualifier and was a two-time Eastern Wrestling League champion at heavyweight. Shaw won 30 matches in his senior season in 2015-16, including two victories at NCAA’s, and won over 100 matches in a Viking singlet.
"Riley had a great career at Cleveland State and is excited about giving back to the program and assisting our student-athletes," Moore said at the time of Shaw's hiring. "It is important to keep recent alumni around the program after graduation, and I am grateful to have his loyalty to CSU wrestling. Riley will work closely in developing our upper weights."
A native of Washington, Ohio, Shaw earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Cleveland State in 2016. He is currently enrolled in CSU’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Boomer Fechko | Assistant CoachCleveland State University head wrestling coach Josh Moore announced the hiring of Craig 'Boomer' Fechko as an assistant coach in August 2018.
Joe Pflug | Volunteer Assistant Coach
Cleveland State University head wrestling coach Josh Moore announced the hiring of Joe Pflug as a volunteer assistant coach in August 2018.
Pflug returned to the collegiate coaching ranks bringing prior Division I coaching experience, having served as an assistant at Eastern Michigan for two seasons (2009-10, 2010-11).
Pflug was the 2006 NCAA Division III national champion at 157 pounds. He also finished in third place at NCAA's in 2007, earning his second All-American plaque. He was ranked No. 1 in the country during his senior year until a season-ending injury halted his bid for a second title. Pflug compiled an overall collegiate record of 60-5. He earned his degree in health and physical education from Heidelberg in 2009.
A 2002 graduate of Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, Ohio, Pflug grappled his way to two state titles (2001, 2002) and a pair of state runner-up finishes (1999, 2000).
"Joe brings a great amount of experience and enthusiasm to our staff," Moore said at the time of his hiring. "He was regarded as one of the best Ohio high school wrestlers of his time. I'm excited to see the impact he will have on our student-athletes."
Michael Peres | Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach
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