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Rutgers All-American Scott DelVecchio joins Stevens Wrestling Coaching Staff

The Popular Lightweight takes his first steps into Coaching

DelVecchio wrestles for 5th place at the 2018 NCAA Championships in Cleveland
Roy DeBoer

Scott DelVecchio’s finest moment came on a late Friday night in March at the NCAA Championships in Cleveland.

He trailed Drexel’s Austin DeSanto big in the third period and it seemed his All-American dream would be over. Then, by continuing to force the action, he forced overtime and scored a winning takedown. One of Rutgers’ fan favorites finally made the podium.

The ensuing yell for joy would be heard throughout the whole arena. Well, the Stevens Institute of Technology better be ready for that type of enthusiasm.

Stevens head coach Joe Favia said he was ecstatic about bringing DelVecchio aboard a rising program.

“Our goal has always been to provide our wrestlers with the best environment to win,” Favia said in a statement. “The addition of Scott is just another step in the right direction. He believes in our system and our pursuit of a national title. Scott lived the Big Ten mentality we preach and he will bring that level of intensity to our room every day. We are very happy to welcome Scott to our family.”

DelVecchio, who finished with 88 career wins at Rutgers, brings a unique perspective to the Ducks’ wrestling room. His tenacity and quickness will also serve well as a practice partner.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to step into a great program and continue to build on what [Coach Favia] has started,” DelVecchio added. “This team has been on the rise and I am excited to help take this team to a new level. I believe in this team and staff and fully believe that we can accomplish our goal of a national title and multiple All-Americans and national champions.”