Ryan Schieding is in his fifth season as head wrestling coach at Plymouth State for the 2017-18 season. Schieding has coached nine Panthers to All-New England honors the past four seasons after leading the Panthers to a six-win improvement over the previous season in his first year. In 2017 he led sophomore Joe Aumann to the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships, becoming the first Panther grappler to compete at the NCAA Championships since the 2011-12 season.
Schieding is a former standout wrestler at PSU who previously served one season as an assistant coach for the Panthers. He was the head wrestling coach at Memorial High School in Manchester, N.H., from 2009-13.
“I am very excited about the wrestling program at Plymouth State,” said Schieding. “I'm looking forward to continuing to rebuild the Plymouth State wrestling program to being a conference contending team. Being a former Plymouth State wrestler myself it's a great feeling to return to my alma mater and be in the position that I am.”
A native of Manchester, N.H., Schieding was a four-year wrestler and two-year co-captain for the Panthers from 2004-08, posting a 62-47 overall record. He was 17-13 in the 157-pound weight class as a junior, and went 23-10 at 174 pounds as a senior, earning All-New England honors with a fifth-place performance at the New England Championships. Schieding was also an assistant coach for the Panthers under Tommy Prairie in 2008-09.