Tony Black Joins Air Force Wrestling Staff as Volunteer Assistant
Aug. 18, 2010
USAFA, Colo. - Air Force wrestling head coach Joel Sharratt has announced the addition of Tony Black to the Falcons' coaching staff as a volunteer assistant. Black, a 2003 NCAA All-American, currently serves as the Manager of State Services for USA Wrestling.
"I am very excited that Tony Black will be joining the Falcon wrestling staff this season," said Sharratt. "I have had the opportunity to work with Tony at several camps and clinics and he is an outstanding coach and educator who will help raise the bar in our program."
Black was a four-year starter at the University of Wisconsin from 1999-2003, earning All-America honors in 2003 by finishing fifth at 125 pounds. He served as an undergraduate assistant coach for the Badgers from 2003-05, while working as a volunteer assistant at Wisconsin from 2005-06.
A native of River Falls, Wis., Black was a two-time WIAA state champion (103 pounds in 1998, 112 pounds in 1999) at River Falls High School, while earning USA Wrestling Cadet All-America honors in 1996, placing fourth at 88 pounds.
"Tony will be a contributor in many ways, but will have a special focus early on in developing our lower weights," continued Sharratt. "As an NCAA All-American, Tony knows what it takes to be podium-ready and he is excited to share those winning character traits and skill sets with the men in our program."