Cal Poly Wrestling Coaching Staff
Jon Sioredas, head wrestling coach at Grand Canyon the last two seasons, was named to the same position at Cal Poly in April 2016.
"I am honored and excited to lead a program with such rich tradition," Sioredas said. "I would especially like to thank Don Oberhelman and the Cal Poly Athletic Department for giving me this opportunity.
"Our expectations at Cal Poly are simple: to graduate with a meaningful degree, have a reputation of excellence on campus and in the community, and to produce NCAA All-Americans and national champions," Sioredas added.
Sioredas (suh-REE-duss) brings to Cal Poly an extensive background of collegiate coaching experience on top of his All-American wrestling days at Tennessee at Chattanooga.
He guided Grand Canyon to five dual meet wins in his second season (2015-16), including victories over Campbell, Cornell and The Citadel. Also that year, Sioredas coached three All-Americans at the National Collegiate Open.
Sioredas was an assistant coach at Chattanooga for two seasons. UTC finished the 2013-14 dual season ranked in the national top 25, at one point ranking as high as No. 19. The Mocs also captured the regular-season conference title, the conference tournament title, and qualified five for the NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City, with two seeded in the top 10.
Prior to his two seasons in Chattanooga, Sioredas spent six seasons as an assistant coach at Old Dominion. He helped guide the Monarchs to the top 25 in dual meet rankings four of his six years, with four All-Americans and an NCAA finalist. ODU also had 10 NWCA All-Academic honors, as well as being named top 10 in the nation in grade-point average during his tenure.
During his 10 years of coaching -- two as a head coach and eight as an assistant -- Sioredas has coached five top-25 teams, one NCAA Division I national finalist, four NCAA All-Americans, 38 national qualifiers, 12 Academic All-Americans and helped with six top-20 recruiting classes.
An All-American while competing at Chattanooga, Sioredas finished fifth in the 165-pound weight class in the 2005 NCAA Division I Championships. He was a two-time Southern Conference Champion and 2005 SoCon Wrestler of the Year and Tournament MVP.
Sioredas, recently inducted into the Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Hall of Fame, graduated from UTC in 2005 with a degree in sociology and anthropology. He earned his master's degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida, in 2009.
A native of Chesapeake, Va., and a 2000 Great Bridge High School graduate, Sioredas was a Virginia state champion, All-American and national champion. He amassed a 181-13 career prep record, becoming the fourth winningest wrestler in Virginia high school history.
Sioredas and his wife, Michele, have a son, Braden.
Scotti Sentes, a two-time NCAA Division I All-American and four-time national qualifier while wrestling at Central Michigan, was named assistant wrestling coach at Cal Poly in August 2013.
"In looking for an assistant coach, we wanted to hire someone that not only was good on the mat but also someone that could relate well to our student-athletes and help us promote the Mustang Mission," third-year Mustang head coach Brendan Buckley said in announcing the hire.
"We feel strongly that we accomplished this in hiring Scotti Sentes," Buckley added. "He is a great technician and will be a terrific asset for all of our wrestlers."
Sentes twice won Mid-American Conference titles (2009 and 2011) and placed third in 2010 and 2013. He finished his Chippewas career with a 108-33 overall record, including 55-12 in duals (17-1 in MAC dual meets) and 53-21 in tournaments. Among his 108 career wins were 23 falls.
Sentes placed fourth in the NCAA finals at 133 pounds as a junior in 2011 and seventh at 125 as a freshman in 2009.
While wrestling at Central Michigan, Sentes also was involved in numerous camps and club teams. He was a clinician for wrestling clinics and camps at Central Michigan and throughout the country under Chippewas head coach Tom Borelli.
Sentes also was founder and head coach/clinician for Team Anaconda Blood and was a coach for National Team Florida, preparing wrestlers for national competition during the high school offseason. He also was an instructor for the Riverdale Wrestling Club during his high school career.
Sentes was a four-time Florida state high school champion while attending Riverdale High School, compiling a 213-3 career prep record and winning his last 140 matches. He also finished runner-up in the state finals at 103 pounds while competing with the varsity as an eight-grader in 2004. He was 51-0 with 36 falls as a senior. Sentes also won a senior nationals title in 2008.
Sentes earned his bachelor of science degree in English at Central Michigan in May 2013.
Mike Evans, a three-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler at the University of Iowa, was hired as an assistant coach with the Cal Poly wrestling program in July 2015.
Evans, who placed second three times and third once in the Big 10 Conference Championship from 2012-15, compiled a 107-27 career mark with the Hawkeyes in addition to a 22-2 mark during his redshirt season (2010-11) while wrestling unattached.
"I am very excited to welcome Mike Evans to the Cal Poly wrestling program," said Mustang head coach Brendan Buckley. "Mike hails from the legendary University of Iowa Hawkeye program and understands the type of commitment required to compete for an NCAA title.
"Mike was always an exciting wrestler to watch at the NCAAs and, as a three-time NCAA All-American, our team will have an accomplished wrestler to work closely with and learn from," Buckley added. "Mike impressed me on his interview and has the type of mindset that will benefit our entire program. We can't wait to begin working with him."
Evans was sixth at the NCAAs as a sophomore, junior and senior and claimed a pair of titles at the Midlands Championships. He posted 16 pins, 15 technical falls and 24 major decisions in his four varsity seasons at Iowa and Evans was 58-11 in dual meets.
At Blair Academy in New Jersey, Evans was 165-8, including a 52-0 mark as a senior, and claimed prep state and national titles at 189 pounds in his senior year. He is a three-time Pennsylvania freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion and also played football in high school.
Evans, who earned his bachelor's degree in recreation and sport business last May at Iowa, has worked as a wrestling camp clinician, coordinator and counselor for youth and prep wrestlers throughout the country while wrestling at Iowa.