Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling

Donny Pritzlaff

Donny Pritzlaff was named Columbia University’s Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling on June 18, 2024. Pritzlaff comes to Columbia after spending the past 10 years as associate head coach at Rutgers University.

Pritzlaff, a two-time national champion and world medalist, brings 22 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level to Morningside Heights. He was instrumental in the Scarlet Knights’ rise to the top of the collegiate wrestling landscape.

During Pritzlaff’s tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights earned a pair of individual NCAA champions, five individual Big Ten titles, 18 All-Americans, 66 NCAA qualifiers and 44 Big Ten place winners. The Scarlet Knights recorded 110 dual victories and 34 in Big Ten Conference action during his time in Piscataway.

Pritzlaff served in the corner of three NCAA Championship matches and two NCAA title wins. Anthony Ashnault (149) and Nick Suriano (133) secured the first individual NCAA titles in program history at the 2019 NCAA Championships. Additionally, RU posted seven consecutive seasons with multiple All-Americans at NCAAs.

Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling

Donny Pritzlaff

Donny Pritzlaff was named Columbia University’s Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling on June 18, 2024. Pritzlaff comes to Columbia after spending the past 10 years as associate head coach at Rutgers University.

Pritzlaff, a two-time national champion and world medalist, brings 22 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level to Morningside Heights. He was instrumental in the Scarlet Knights’ rise to the top of the collegiate wrestling landscape.

During Pritzlaff’s tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights earned a pair of individual NCAA champions, five individual Big Ten titles, 18 All-Americans, 66 NCAA qualifiers and 44 Big Ten place winners. The Scarlet Knights recorded 110 dual victories and 34 in Big Ten Conference action during his time in Piscataway.

Pritzlaff served in the corner of three NCAA Championship matches and two NCAA title wins. Anthony Ashnault (149) and Nick Suriano (133) secured the first individual NCAA titles in program history at the 2019 NCAA Championships. Additionally, RU posted seven consecutive seasons with multiple All-Americans at NCAAs.

Donny Pritzlaff was named Columbia University’s Andrew F. Barth Head Coach of Wrestling on June 18, 2024. Pritzlaff comes to Columbia after spending the past 10 years as associate head coach at Rutgers University.

Pritzlaff, a two-time national champion and world medalist, brings 22 years of coaching experience at the NCAA Division I level to Morningside Heights. He was instrumental in the Scarlet Knights’ rise to the top of the collegiate wrestling landscape.

During Pritzlaff’s tenure at Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights earned a pair of individual NCAA champions, five individual Big Ten titles, 18 All-Americans, 66 NCAA qualifiers and 44 Big Ten place winners. The Scarlet Knights recorded 110 dual victories and 34 in Big Ten Conference action during his time in Piscataway.

Pritzlaff served in the corner of three NCAA Championship matches and two NCAA title wins. Anthony Ashnault (149) and Nick Suriano (133) secured the first individual NCAA titles in program history at the 2019 NCAA Championships. Additionally, RU posted seven consecutive seasons with multiple All-Americans at NCAAs.