Mark DiSalvo is in his fourth season as an assistant coach at CMU. He was promoted to the top assistant position following the 2007-08 season.
A 2005 graduate of CMU, DiSalvo was a two-time All-American for the Chippewas.
“He is a CMU guy, and that is something that is very important to me,” said head coach Tom Borrelli. “He went through our program and was a two-time All-American, and I think it speaks volumes that he wants to be back here. Mark brings tremendous organizational skills and has an excellent academic background, which our staff and team can benefit from.”
Along with his coaching responsibilities on the mat, DiSalvo also assists in the marketing and promotion of the wrestling program. In 2008, CMU drew a Rose Center wrestling record crowd of 4,273 for its 21-13 victory over No. 4-ranked Michigan.
DiSalvo spent the 2006-07 season as the director of operations at Cornell University. The Big Red placed 12th at the 2007 NCAA Championships and produced four All-Americans.
DiSalvo was a two-time MAC champion at 149 pounds and was named the MAC Tournament Outstanding Wrestler in 2006. He placed eighth at the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors. DiSalvo won CMU’s Harry Richards Coaches Award, which recognizes team leadership and work ethic, and was selected the team’s Most Outstanding Wrestler as a senior.
A two-time member of the NWCA All-Academic team, DiSalvo was the recipient of an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and the MAC Commissioners Award for sustained academic excellence.
DiSalvo also has been involved at the club level, serving as executive director of Finger Lakes Wrestling Club and co-founder and director of Advantage Wrestling Club.
DiSalvo earned his bachelor’s degree in sport studies in 2005. He earned a master’s degree in sport administration in 2008.
DiSalvo and his wife, Leslie, reside in Mount Pleasant.
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