Staff
Head Coach
Tervel Dlagnev

Son of Ivaylo and Igrena Dlagnev, Has one sister, Kassie, He and his wife, Kirsten, were married on May 8, 2010. They have one son, Isaiah Tervel, Moved to the United States from Bulgaria when he was four years old.

2013: U.S. World Team Trials champion, U.S. Open champ, Alexander Medved International champ, World Cup silver medalist.

2012: New York AC International champion, Hargobind International champion, Fifth in Olympic Games, Ziolkowski International champion, U.S. Olympic Team Trials champion, Pan American Championships gold medalist, Cerro Pelado International champion… Second in Ivan Yarygin Memorial.

2011: Pan Am Games champion, Fifth in World Championships, Third in Ziolkowski International, Fifth in Ukrainian Memorial International, U.S. World Team Trials champ, U.S. Open champ, Third in Alexander Medved International, Buryatia Republic President’s Cup champ, Third in Ivan Yarygin Memorial.

2010: New York AC International champion, Second in Habibi & Movahed Cup, Second in Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix, Second in U.S. World Team Trials, Pan American Championships gold medalist, Second in U.S. Open, Alexander Medved International champ.

2009: New York AC International champion, World bronze medalist, Heydar Aliyev Golden Grand Prix champion, U.S. World Team Trials champion, Second in U.S. Nationals, Third in Takhti Cup, Ukrainian Memorial International champion, Second in Dan Kolov International

2008: New York AC International champion, World University champion, Third in U.S. Nationals

2007: Sunkist Kids International Open champion, Fourth in U.S. Nationals, College: 2007 and 2008 NCAA Division II champion at Nebraska-Kearney, Placed second in 2006 and sixth in 2005, High School: Third in Texas state tournament in 2003, Fourth in state in 2002.

Assistant Coach
J Jaggers

A three time All-American for the Buckeyes, J Jaggers joined the Ohio State coaching staff after graduation and trained with the Ohio RTC as a wrestler. When former OSU and Ohio RTC coach Joe Heskett took the head coaching position at the United States Military Academy, Jaggers ended his competitive career and accepted an OSU promotion and a coaching position with the Ohio RTC

Jaggers concluded his wrestling career in impressive fashion, becoming just the third wrestler in Ohio State history to win two national titles. A three-time All-American and four-time NCAA qualifier, Jaggers collected 107 wins during his career. After winning his first national title in 2008, he was honored by the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission with Collegiate Athlete of the Year. He was also named the Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year in 2009.

Excelling in the classroom, Jaggers was a three-time NWCA All-Academic Team member, two-time Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete recipient. Jaggers earned his bachelor's degree in communication in March 2009.

Jaggers and his wife Kara have a son, Jett, and a daughter, Presley. They reside in Delaware, Ohio.

Strength Training Coach
Dustin Myers

Dustin Myers is a 2002 graduate of The Ohio State University. A self described “workout addict”, Dustin became certified and started training clients part time in 2000, eventually opening his own gym (Old School Gym in Pataskala, which was ranked in 2013 as the #10 most hardcore gym in the country) in 2003.

In addition to stints as a competitive powerlifter, bodybuilder and boxer, Dustin wrestled in high school and was always drawn to training athletes in the worlds oldest and toughest sport. In addition to training familiar RTC athletes such as Tommy Rowlands, Reece Humphrey and Lance Palmer, he has also worked extensively with UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown and ex -Ohio State football stars Chris “Beanie” Wells, Antonio Pittman, Maurice Clarett, and Dan “Boom” Herron. Dustin recently became a sponsored trainer thru top supplement company Muscle Pharm, designing strength training regimens and videos for the wrestling and MMA communities.

Dustin and his wife Julie have two kids, Mia 4, and Jack 2.

Assistant Coach
Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan has led the Ohio State wrestling program to unprecedented heights, culminating in 2015 with the program's first-ever national championship. The 2015 Big Ten, NWCA and InterMat Coach of the Year, Ryan concluded his 10th season in Columbus last March by watching both Myles Martin and Kyle Snyder win NCAA titles on the way to the Buckeyes' fourth top-three finish at the NCAA Championships in the last 10 years.

In all, Ryan has coached six different student-athletes to 10 national championships as Logan Stieber (141 pounds) was a four-time champion, J Jaggers (141 pounds), the 2009 Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year, was a two-time champion in 2008 and 2009, Mike Pucillo was the 184-pound champion in 2008 and Nathan Tomasello the 125 pound champion in 2015. In 2016, two new names were added to the list - Kyle Snyder (285 lbs.) and true freshman Myles Martin (174 lbs.). In the NCAA championship team race, the Ryan-led Buckeyes have finished in the Top 10 in nine of the last 10 seasons, including the 2015 national title and back-to-back runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2009.

Additionally, Ryan and his staff have coached 16 NCAA finalists - Stieber (2012-15), Martin (2016) Jaggers (2008, 2009), Pucillo (2008, 2009), Tomasello (2015), Kyle Snyder (2015, 2016), Nick Helfin (2014), Lance Palmer (2010), Reece Humphrey (2009), J.D. Bergman (2008). Under Ryan's tutulage, nine Buckeyes have been crowed Big Ten champions - Pucillo (2008), Palmer (2010), L. Stieber (2012-15), H. Stieber (2013), Tomasello (2015) and Helfin (2014).

In addition to Stieber, Ryan coached Hunter Stieber and Nick Heflin to All-America status at the conclusion of the 2013 NCAA championships is Des Moines, Iowa. Hunter Stieber, who like his older brother was crowned a Big Ten champion (141 pounds) in 2013, finished third at the national event, while Heflin was a fifth-place finisher at 174 pounds.

Throughout his tenure as the head coach of Ohio State, Ryan, a three-time national coach of the year, has maintained a high standard of excellence for his student-athletes. In addition to the successes of Jaggers, Pucillo and Stieber on the national level, under Ryan's guidance Lance Palmer (2007-10) became just the second four-time All-American at Ohio State. (Tommy Rowlands was the first). Ryan, a native of Wantagh, N.Y., is averaging better than three All-Americans a season having coached 34 selections during his 10-year term. Within the Big Ten Conference, Ryan has coached six Buckeyes to league titles in Snyder (2016), Tomasello (2015, 2016), Pucillo (184 pounds in 2008), Palmer (149 pounds in 2010), Logan Stieber (133 pounds in 2012 and 2013, 141 in 2014 and 2015) and Hunter Stieber (141 pounds in 2013).

Academically, Ryan's student-athletes have impressed with six Buckeyes recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association with NWCA All-Academic Team accolades -- J.D. Bergman, J Jaggers, C.J. Magrum (two-time), Corey Morrison (two-time), Mike Pucillo and Colt Sponseller. Additionally, Sponseller and Ian Paddock were lauded with NWCA Division I True-Freshman All-Academic Team honors. Since Ryan's arrival there have been 48 and 96 Academic All-Big Ten and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete selections, respectively.

After arriving to The Ohio State University campus in the spring of 2006, Ryan immediately began the task of completing his coaching staff. Ryan brought on board some of the best coaching talent in the nation in Joe Heskett, Lou Rosselli and Tommy Rowlands. Two years later, this staff would propel the Scarlet and Gray to the program's best finish in the NCAA championships. Backed by a pair of national champions -- Jaggers and Pucillo -- for a total of three finalists, Ohio State earned 79 points for the first of consecutive runner-up finishes.

The following season, Ryan and Ohio State nearly pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NCAA championship history when three Buckeyes (Reece Humphrey at 133 pounds; Jaggers and Pucillo) advanced to the finals with the team lead. In one of the tightest team races in recent championship history, the Buckeyes were clipped by Iowa by 4.5 points as Ohio State finished with 92 points compared to the Hawkeyes' 96.5.

Prior to coaching at Ohio State, Ryan was the head coach at Hofstra from 1995-2006. While with the Pride, Ryan earned Eastern Collegiate Wrestling Association and Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year honors seven times. He also was named New York State Coach of the Year twice. Leading Hofstra to six consecutive conference titles, Ryan and the Pride recorded a 47-match (46-0-1) conference unbeaten streak in dual action which served as the nation's longest conference unbeaten streak. Ryan also was an assistant coach at Indiana from 1992-94.

Ryan earned his bachelor's degree in education from Iowa in 1993. He and his wife, Lynette, have four children, Jordan, Jake, Teague and Mackenzie.