Head Assistant Coach Bryan Pearsall begins his second season with the Quakers in 2018-19. He joined the staff as an assistant coach in 2017, earning a promotion to Head Assistant before the completion of his first season with the Red and Blue.
Pearsall was on staff at Army West Point from 2014-17, working primarily with the lower and middle weights. During his tenure with the Black Knights, Pearsall coached 13 NCAA Championships qualifiers and 18 EIWA Championships placewinners helping Army climb the EIWA rankings in both competitive results and recruiting success. Pearsall’s work in recruiting student-athletes to West Point helped the Black Knights land a 2017 recruiting class ranked No. 16 by WIN Magazine, No. 21 by InterMat and No. 23 by The Open Mat.
Before his stint at Army West Point, Pearsall spent the 2013-14 season at Rutgers where he also coached the Scarlet Knight Wrestling Club – a regional training center hosted by Rutgers. In their last season in the EIWA before transitioning to the Big Ten, the Scarlet Knights posted an 11-5 record in dual meets and finished third at a highly competitive EIWA Championships in The Palestra.
Competing for Penn State in college, Pearsall was a four-year starter for the Nittany Lions and a member of Penn State’s 2011, 2012, and 2013 NCAA championship teams under head coach Cael Sanderson. In 2013, Pearsall was fifth at the Big Ten Championships and a NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds.
Pearsall graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation and human services. A product of Lititz, Pa., Pearsall was a high school standout at Warwick High School.
Pearsall competed in freestyle for PAWF, earning USAW Junior freestyle All-American honors. A USA Wrestling Bronze Certified coach, Pearsall previously served as Director of the West Point Wrestling Club, coaching athletes at UWW Junior Nationals and the U.S. Open in Las Vegas. In addition, he has continued his involvement with PAWF as a coach including this season as he preps Pennsylvania’s entries for the upcoming Cadet and Junior National championships in Fargo.