Since the Wolfpack coaching staff is brand new for 2012-2013, I thought the Wolfpack family should get to know them just as much as the new class of wrestlers. Check out the interview with Head Coach Pat Popolizio below:
Q: What made you decide to be a college wrestling coach?
A: I love the sport of wrestling and have been doing it my whole life. It is what I do best.
Q: What is your favorite style of wrestling to coach? Why?
A: All styles but Collegiate best because I like the mat wrestling aspect.
Q: What is your most memorable moment as a coach?
A: My most memorable moment as a coach was probably when Justin Lister made the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament unseeded.
Q: When did you start wrestling as a kid and who pushed you the most throughout your career?
A: I started wrestling at 5 years old. I have had numerous family members who've wrestled and all played an intricate role in my development.
Q: What is your favorite wrestling movie?
A: Vision Quest & Reversal
Q: Who is your favorite professional sports team:
A: New York Giants
Q: What is your favorite TV Show?
A: Anything on the History Channel
Q: What is the last book you've read?
A: What Did I Just Eat by Dr. Patrick Baker, Dr. Paul Baker & Dr. Ryan Berlin
Q: What is your favorite food?
Q: What is your favorite Raleigh-area restaurant so far?
A: Case Dining Hall
To view Coach Popolizio's official GoPack biography, click here.
Assistant Coach Frank Beasley will be featured tomorrow.