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    Default Shawn Charles to ASU

    Update: Shawn Charles becomes the new wrestling coach at ASU.

    Charles talks with TDR:

    Charles took his first head coaching position in 2005 at Fresno State. The fifth head coach in Bulldog wrestling history, Charles had four grapplers qualify for the 2006 NCAA Championships in Detroit, Mich., including Western Regional Champion Greg Gifford. Gifford was forced out of the tournament after a loss to current Tiger, Raymond Jordan, then wrestling at 184 pounds. The success of the Bulldog team was not enough to keep the program from being eliminated and in the summer of 2006, Charles took an assistant coaching position at Brown University.

    Previously at his fourth Big 12 wrestling program, Charles assisted in all aspects of the Missouri program with great emphasis placed on Missouri's middle weight classes, including 2008 NCAA qualifiers, Josh Wagner and Michael Chandler.

    Charles has had a great international career, winning many international tournaments and being part of the 1996 and 2004 Olympic Teams, plus coaching USA World Cup Teams in (2003 and 2007) and 2008 Olympian Ben Askren in Beijing, China.

    Charles is married to the former Jill Hansen and has two sons, Shawn Charles, Jr. (seven) and Titus "Tyty" Charles (five).

    Original story posted last Saturday.
    Last edited by Schlottke; 05-08-2009 at 09:54 AM.

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    ok, great start. Now get Abas, Askren, Raymond Jordan, Aaron Simpson, Stith, and Larkin on his staff.

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    Work Mark Perry in there if someone else doesn't work out. That would be a great room and the Sunkist boys next door probably won't hurt either.

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    Hopefully we can hear from Homer to clarify the current status of this situation. I'm hearing 90% on Charles, but we shall see shortly.

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    RaceBannon has some inside info on openmat and that guy has been money on every coaching vacancy this spring. He was calling Cael to PSU for days and you should have seen how he was getting mocked until the announcement. He's also called KJ and Heffernan from his sources.

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    I sure hope it's Charles, great guy, great coach, great family man!

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    Nice hire by ASU.

    Glad to see Charles catch on as a head coach again after what happened to him up at Fresno State.

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    I am so happy for Shawn, but damn, I will miss not only him but his family at Mizzou. They're just good people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masseNgill View Post
    ok, great start. Now get Abas, Askren, Raymond Jordan, Aaron Simpson, Stith, and Larkin on his staff.
    Well, that's a rather large staff, and Askren is training with American Top Team in Columbia, so I don't think he's going anywhere.

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