Former Oklahoma Head Coach Mark Cody to lead Presbyterian Wrestling Program

Published On December 7, 2017 | By Tony Hager | College

Former Oklahoma Head Coach, Mark Cody, has accepted the Director of Operations and Head Men’s Coaching position at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.

Presbyterian College, a private liberal arts college, announced the plans to add a men’s and women’s programs in November. This will be the first Division I institution to establish a women’s wrestling team.

Mark Cody resigned from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 after fives years at the helm. Cody led the Sooners to a top 10 finish in 2014 and coaches ten All-Americans. Two of Cody’s wrestlers won national championships – Kendric Maple in 2013 and Cody Brewer in 2015. Cody’s overall record at Oklahoma was 55-34.

Prior to Oklahoma, Cody was the head coach at American University for nine years, where he led his program to a fifth place finish at the 2011 national championships. Prior to American, Cody served on Bloomsburg, Oklahoma State, Missouri and Nebraska coaching staffs.

Cody, who came to Oklahoma after nine years as head coach at American University, led the Eagles to a program-best fifth-place finish at the 2011 NCAA Championships. He also had assistant coaching stints at Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Missouri and Bloomsburg.

According to sources, assistants have yet to be named but the process will begin immediately.

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