Chun Named USA Wrestling Women’s Coach of the Year

STATE COLLEGE, Penn. – University of Iowa women’s wrestling head coach Clarissa Chun was named USA Wrestling Women’s Coach of the Year, announced by the organization at the conclusion of the 2024 Olympic Team Trials tournament on Saturday.

This is Chun’s second coach of the year recognition in her first season with the Hawkeyes. Her first being NCWWC Women’s Wrestling Coach of the Year, awarded to her at the national championships in March.

The Hawkeyes went 16-0 in dual competition in the 2023-24 season and broke the world attendance record for women’s wrestling in their first dual inside of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Chun led Iowa to the NCWC National Duals title, the NCWWC national team title and had six individual national champions, and 12 all-Americans.

Iowa qualified a total of nine wrestlers for the 2024 Olympic Team Trials this past weekend, bringing home three podium finishes.

Several Hawkeyes will continue international competition at the U20 and U23 World Championship later this year. The U20 World Championship will be held in Pontevedra, Spain, this September, and the U23 World Championships will take place in Rio Negro, Colombia, this June.