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East Tennessee State University Coaching Staff

Name:Don Elia
School:East Tennessee State University
Years Coaching: 46
Achievements: Coaching Summary as a Head Coach
College Divisions: NCAA D III, NAIA, NCAA D II and NCWA D I


Currently #7 on the "All-Time","All Divisions" "most wins list" by a college coach.(507). Currently #3 among all active coaches.

Coached 9 years @ Maryville College 1969 - 1977
31 years @ Carson-Newman College 1979-2009
sixth Year in NCWA and as Coach at ETSU

Fifteen Years NAIA
Nine Years NCAA D III
Sixteen Years NCAA D II
Sixth Year ETSU
Coached 25 National Champions
Coached 85 "All-Americans"
Coached One Olympic Bronze Medalist
Coached One Silver Medalist World Championships
NAIA Hall of Fame March 2, 2000
National Wrestling Hall of Fame,
Stillwater, Oklahoma, October 2007

Coaching Experience:
Coaching Summary "All-Inclusive" assignments



Two years Hackettstown High School; 1964-1965 and 1965-66.
Assistant Coach Maryville College Three years !967 - 1968.
Head Coach Maryville College !969 - 1977.
Coach @ The McCallie School one year 1977 - 1978.
Head Coach Carson-Newman College 1978 - 2009.
Head Coach ETSU 2010 -

In 2014 Coach Elia became just the 7th Coach in Collegiate Wrestling History to reach and exceed 500 Wins as a Head Wrestling Coach (All Divisions). As of the end of the 2015 season Coach now has 507 Collegiate Wins and expects to coach again in 2016.

Terrell Dykes (133) placed fourth in the 2015 MAC Conference and advances to the NCWA National Championship. This will mark the 42nd Consecutive year that Coach Elia has Qualified at least one athlete to advance to a National Championship.