Former NWCA President and Coach Rande Stottlemyer Passes Away
RANDE STOTTLEMYER, NWCA Past President, PITT WRESTLING LEGEND, AND COACH OF 34 YEARS, PASSES AT 62
Rande Stottlemyer, Pitt Wrestling great and Head Coach of 34 years passed away Sunday morning at the age of 62. Stottlemyer was President of the NWCA from 1997-1999 and President-Elect from 1994-1996.
While his cause of death is still unknown, Rande had been battling with one of the worst diseases known to man, Alzheimer’s. It is extremely sad to watch someone’s memory and personality slowly disappear from the world with this most awful pathology, but even while he was still alive, “Stotty” was always remembered in the most positive of lights.
One of Rande’s most successful athletes and his last National Champion is current Head Coach Keith Gavin. Gavin reflected on his mentor: “Rande was a special person. I’m grateful to have had him as a coach. His influence and guidance is something that I learned to appreciate more and more as I matured.”