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Bio

Jon Sioredas
2005 NCAA All-American
UTC Athletics Hall of Fame

Head Wrestling Coach
Cal Poly – 2nd Year
www.GoPoly.com

Former Head Wrestling Coach
Grand Canyon University – 2 Years
www.GCULopes.com

Former Assistant Head Wrestling Coach
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – 2 Years

Former Assistant Wrestling Coach
Old Dominion University – 6 Years

Former Head Clinician
Granby School of Wrestling – 15 Years

 

AS A CLINICIAN:

Coach Sioredas has been a featured clinician and has conducted training camps across the country including The Martin’s Granby School of Wrestling, Terry Brands’ Wrestle the World Training Camps, University of Missouri Wrestling Camps, Old Dominion University Wrestling Camps, and University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Wrestling Camps. He has also been a featured clinician at the NHSCA High School Nationals, United States Southeast Regional Training Center, Oklahoma Coaches Clinic, and Team Michigan Fargo Training Camp. This year, Coach Sioredas will conduct twenty plus training camps across thirteen States. 

Coach Sioredas’ unique style has been influenced by wrestling under some of the country’s the best coaches. It has allowed him to understand the fundamentals of the sport and what it takes to reach the next level. Jon’s extensive knowledge of the Granby system combined with the intensity and fundamentals learned while training under Coach Brands allows him to bring a unique perspective to the sport.

TESTIMONIALS

AS A COACH:

Jon Sioredas, head wrestling coach at Grand Canyon the last two seasons, was named to the same position at Cal Poly in April 2016.

“I am honored and excited to lead a program with such rich tradition,” Sioredas said. “I would especially like to thank Don Oberhelman and the Cal Poly Athletic Department for giving me this opportunity.

“Our expectations at Cal Poly are simple: to graduate with a meaningful degree, have a reputation of excellence on campus and in the community, and to produce NCAA All-Americans and national champions,” Sioredas added.

Sioredas (suh-REE-duss) brings to Cal Poly an extensive background of collegiate coaching experience on top of his All-American wrestling days at Tennessee at Chattanooga.

He was brought to Grand Canyon University to guide the program through the transition from Division II to Division I. During this process, Sioredas helped build the depth across all weights to the standards of a Division I championship program by signing a nationally recognized recruiting class and three Top-100 recruits. He was also able to pick up dual meet victories over Division I programs and place three All-Americans at the National Collegiate Open with his predominantly freshmen team.

Coach Sioredas completed two years coaching at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The Mocs finished out the 2013-14 dual season ranked in the Top 25 and were ranked as high as 19th in the Country. UTC also captured the regular season conference title, the conference tournament title, and qualified 5 for the NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City, OK. Nick Soto and Cory Mock entered the NCAA tournament in the Top 10. 

Sioredas also spent 6 years coaching at Old Dominion University. He was instrumental in the success of the new era of Monarch wrestling, helping crown four All-Americans, including a NCAA National Finalist. The Blue and Silver were also ranked in the Top 25 dual meet rankings in four of his six seasons. His team also did extremely well academically. They earned 11 Academic All-American awards during his time and finished the 2011 academic year ranked Top 5 in the country for team GPA. Coach Sioredas also played a key role in going 6 for 6 in Top 20 ranked recruiting classes, with 3 ranked in the top 10.

COACHING FILE

AS A COMPETITOR:

Sioredas is no stranger to success. After spending three years at the University of Missouri, Sioredas transferred to wrestle for NCAA and World Champion Terry Brands at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. With only two years under the helm of Coach Brands, 2003-2005, Sioredas moved from a Top 20 athlete to being ranked second in the country.

Sioredas was TheMat.com’s national wrestler of the week for defeating Oklahoma State’s national champion Johny Hendricks. Sioredas was a two-time conference champion, wrestler of the year, and outstanding wrestler. He finished his senior season with All-American status by taking 5th place at 165 pounds helping UTC to a 21st place finish at the 2005 NCAA Division I Tournament. He also excelled in the class room, being named to the National Deans List. In 2012, Sioredas was inducted into the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Hall of Fame.

A 2000 Great Bridge High School graduate, Sioredas was part of the #1 ranked public school team in the country. Individually, he was a Virginia State Champion, All-American and National Champion. He amassed a 181-13 career record, becoming the fourth winningest wrestler in Virginia High School history.

ACADEMIA:

  • Masters of Business Administration – Nova Southeastern University, 2009
  • Bachelors of Science in Sociology and Anthropology – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2005