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Danny Song Joins Navy Wrestling Staff

Danny Song has had previous coaching stints at Bloomsburg and Iowa.

Danny Song has had previous coaching stints at Bloomsburg and Iowa.

Aug. 8, 2013

ANNAPOLIS, Md. —  Fourteenth-year Navy wrestling head coach Bruce Burnett has announced that Danny Song, a former assistant at Bloomsburg and Iowa, has joined the program’s staff as an assistant coach.   

“I am really excited for our athletes, our coaches and the Naval Academy to have Danny Song join our family,” said Burnett, the former U.S. Olympic head coach who has compiled an 113-57 record at the helm of the Midshipmen program.  “He brings intensity, experience of being on a staff that has won National Titles, and a love for the sort of Wrestling that is infectious. We are all lucky to have him as part of the team.”

““I am fired up to work for the Mids at Navy Wrestling,” said Song.  “I’ve been blessed to work with good people in this sport and could not be happier to join Bruce (Burnett) and Brian (Antonelli). It’s clear to see the program’s mission is to get the job done the right way, every time, with the highest focus and fight.  That is also how I was raised to approach it, and that is how I will approach it in the future.”

A 2008 graduate of the University of Iowa, Song began his coaching career serving as an assistant coach and strength coordinator for his alma mater in 2009.  During Song’s tenure, the Hawkeyes won the 2010 NCAA Championship and Big Ten Tournament crowns, while earning Big Ten regular-season titles in 2010 and 2011. The Hawks finished third at the NCAA Championship in 2011 and 2012.

In addition to his position at the University of Iowa, Song served as an administrator, coach and competitor with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.  As an integral member of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, Song knows first-hand the importance of his role in supporting and developing student-athletes who aspire to compete for World and Olympic gold medals.


 

 

Following three seasons at Iowa, Song moved on to Bloomsburg where he saw the Huskies finish the 2012-13 campaign with a 17-3 dual meet record, while closing out the year ranked 15th by USA Today/ Amateur Wrestling News/National Wrestling Coaches Association. Bloomsburg also won the EWL Conference dual meet title outright and qualified six wrestlers for the NCAA Championship.  Shortly after the completion of the 2013 championship season, Song served as interim head coach.

ISong has also leant his expertise to a number of camps over the years, including at the Naval Academy, the Brands-Gable Summer Camps and in his hometown with the Hauppauge Youth Organization camp systems.

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