Tom Martucci begins his seventh season as head coach at Bloomsburg University after serving as an assistant for seven years.
Under Martucci's leadership, the Huskies have qualified numerous wrestlers for the NCAA Division I championships, including three-time qualifier Brett Tullo. Martucci also helped coach three-time national title winner Ricky Bonomo, as well as seven All-Americans, 14 Eastern Wrestling League (EWL) and 18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) champions. The Huskies have two top-seven national finishes since he has been a member of the coaching staff.
Martucci is a 1981 graduate of Trenton State College, where he compiled a two-year record of 61-1-2 in addition to winning both the NCAA Division I and III national championships his senior year at 190 pounds. He recorded an impressive 35-0 season mark en route to the national titles. Martucci was the Division III runner-up in his junior year and was named an All-American three times while at Trenton.
He began his collegiate wrestling career at Louisiana State before transferring to Trenton. While at Louisiana State, he won the Southeastern Conference title in 1977 and helped the Tigers to the team title in 1978. He was named to the All-South squad following the 1977 campaign.
Martucci has received many accolades, including induction into four Halls of Fame. In 1992, he was enshrined in both the Trenton State College Athletic Hall of Fame as well as the Division III Wrestling Hall of Fame. In 1990, he was inducted into the New Jersey Coaches Association "Hall of Fame" and the Palisades Park (NJ) High School Hall of Fame in 1984.
Martucci was also named the Trenton State "Scholar Athlete of the Year" and the Bergen (NJ) County "Collegiate Athlete of the Year." He was named the New Jersey College "Athlete of the Year" in 1982 and received an NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship following his senior year.
Prior to joining the staff at Bloomsburg in 1984, Martucci served as an assistant coach for the University of North Carolina, where he received his masters degree, and as head coach at Chowan Junior College. At Chowan, his team posted a 12-1 record in his only season and qualified four wrestlers for the national tournament.
Along with his coaching duties, Martucci is a member of the school's health and physical education staff where he serves as an assistant professor.
Martucci is director of the highly successful summer wrestling camp at Bloomsburg. The camp annually draws hundreds of young wrestlers to campus for valuable instruction in the sport of wrestling, not only from Martucci and his staff, but from respected coaches and athletes from throughout the country.
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