Adam Greene Chosen to Kick Start Siena Heights Men’s Wrestling Program
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ADRIAN, Mich. — Siena Heights University interim athletic director Sue Syljebeck has announced that Adam Greene would kick start the resurging men’s wrestling program that will start in the fall of 2020. Greene will take the helm of a brand new wrestling program that has been on a 31-year hiatus. The Saints wrestling program originally began in the early 1970s and lasted for three seasons before it was suspended until later in the decade. The program then flourished for a number of years before ending indefinitely in 1988.
“We are excited to add Adam Greene to the athletic staff here at Siena Heights University,” Syljebeck said. “It was important for us to find someone who had collegiate coaching experience and was willing to accept the challenge of building a new program.”
Prior to accepting the position at Siena Heights, Greene was working as a high school counselor and assistant wrestling coach at Brandon High School in Florida. From 2015-2019, he was the assistant wrestling coach at his alma mater, NCAA Division III institution, SUNY Oneonta. While at Oneonta he assisted with recruiting, running practice, travel, and offseason strength and conditioning. He was also involved on the academic side of the program with the organization of study hall periods as well as working with academic advisors, labs, tutors, and the writing center to help the student-athletes achieve in the classroom. The team also had success on the mat as it achieved its first top-10 finish at the NCAA Championships as well as the first NCAA finalist in program history.
“I am incredibly thankful to Sue and the rest of the search committee for believing in me to revitalize the Siena Heights Wrestling program,” stated Greene. “I can’t wait to get to Adrian to become a part of the community and start building a team that will hopefully produce a number of All-Americans, National Champions, and most importantly, college graduates.”
Greene was a member of the SUNY Oneonta wrestling team from 2013-2016. During that time he was named to the SUNYAC academic team three times as a student-athlete on his way to earning his bachelor’s degree in sociology with a grade-point average of 3.2. Greene also pursued his master’s degree in counselor education while coaching. He received that degree in May 2019 after attaining a 3.7 GPA.