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Former wrestlers joined staff in 2011
Pics from Penn State's 33-0 shutout at Lehigh on Dec. 7, 2007
Former Nittany Lion All-American Aaron Anspach has returned to his position as volunteer assistant coach for the Penn State Nittany Lions. Anspach, who has served as an assistant coach, director of operations and club coach with the Nittany Lion Wrestling Club during his four years at Penn State, will once again join the staff as an assistant coach.
Anspach, who was the national runner-up at heavyweight in 2007, went 22-4 during a senior season that saw him earn his first All-America honor in his first full and injury free season.
The native of Columbia, Pa., graduated from Penn State in the spring of 2007 with a degree in Crime, Law and Justice. Despite a career plagued with injuries that forced him to miss nearly all of two seasons, Anspach left Penn State with a 43-15 career record.
His 2007 season went down as one of the most successful heavyweight campaigns in Penn State history, short only of Kerry McCoy's national title runs in 1994 and 1997 and Bill Oberly's title in 1955. He went 16-2 in duals in `07 and of his four total losses, three were to two-time national champion Cole Konrad of Minnesota.
Anspach is engaged to Jessica Ullrich, former stand-out for Penn State's nationally dominant women's volleyball team.
THE ANSPACH FILE
Birthday: Jan. 1, 1984
* 2011-Prsnt: Assistant Coach, Penn State