Scott Goodale: Rutgers wrestling set ‘for a little bit of an overhaul right now’
By the rather lofty standards of Rutgers wrestling, this season fell a bit short and, according to head coach Scott Goodale, it is time for this program to begin the rebuilding process
Rutgers got shut out of the podium at the NCAA Tournament this week. The Scarlet Knights finished the season 10-7 and 2-6 in the Big Ten.
They had some notable results including beating a ranked Princeton, UPenn and Michigan State.
In speaking with the media on Friday, Goodale laid out what a crucial offseason this is for the program. An offseason of what is likely to see significant change for Rutgers.
“Excited to rebuild it, to get it back to where we were, and have on the last day three or four guys wrestling and that’s what we’re going to do,” Goodale told reporters.
“I’m pretty honest with myself and our staff and where we’re at and what we need to do and we might need a little bit of an overhaul right now. Not total – we have some pretty guys back at home. Shawver (Dylan Shawver) and Poznianski (John Poznanski) have won some matches here. Obviously Poz is an All-America
“We’re going to bring some guys in, we’re going to get after it. I’m sure it will be a little bit of a different look. We’re excited to do that and start that whole process. But we do have a core of guys who can compete so we’ll go from there.
“We got to get better, we got to get better.”
Last year, Rutgers finished the season ranked No. 14 in the nation following a win where they had 16 wins.
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Here is the full video of Goodale talking with the media via Nick Kosko:
.@RUWrestling coach @CoachGoodale after Session IV. RU came up just short of the All-American podium. But the future is bright for a new look Scarlet Knights, so to speak pic.twitter.com/IDWhgy54B7
— Nick Kosko (@nickkosko59) March 18, 2023