Binghamton adds Garcia to coaching staff
May 18, 2018


VESTAL, N.Y. - Head coach Kyle Borshoff has officially announced the addition of Fred Garcia to the Binghamton wrestling coaching staff. Garcia will join the Bearcats as assistant coach for the 2018-19 season.

"I am excited to add Fred to our staff," Borshoff said. "Everyone that knows him, or has worked with him, speaks highly of him as a coach, a competitor and a person. He complements our staff well and will be an integral part of helping our wrestlers develop, especially at the upper weights. He brings a unique perspective to the program through his own experiences and successes in the sport of wrestling. I look forward to seeing Fred have an immediate impact on the growth of the Bearcat wrestling program."

Garcia comes from three years of prior experience coaching at Cleveland State. After serving as a graduate assistant his first two seasons with the Vikings, he remained on staff in 2017-18 as an assistant coach.

Undergoing a youth movement in his last two seasons, he helped a particularly young Vikings team come into their own on the mats. With Garcia's assistance, the Vikings had an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Championships in Nick Corba, who went on to claim two bonus-point victories on the national stage; a feat that hasn't been accomplished at Cleveland state since 1995.

In his first season at CSU, Garcia helped a pair of wrestlers to NCAA Championship berths. Both Riley Shaw and Sam Wheeler reached the round of 16 at NCAA's as each hit the 30-win mark for the year. Shaw won the Eastern Wrestling League title in his classification while the Vikings went 4-2 in EWL dual action.

Garcia, a graduate of fellow Eastern Wrestling League member Lock Haven, completed a stellar wrestling career that included over 100 career wins and three trips to the NCAA Division I National Championships. A Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Champion and three-time EWL runner-up, Garcia is also a counselor and clinician for the Rob Wallers All-American Wrestling Camp, working camps throughout several wrestling hotbeds in the U.S. over the past six years.

Garcia is a native of Donora, PA, where he was an all-conference athlete in both wrestling and baseball at Ringgold High School.