Leaders of the PACK: Getting to Know Pat Popolizio

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?
A: Italian

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.

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