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Terry Steiner – Women’s National Team Head Coach


profile Terry Steiner

Coach Steiner is entering his fifth Olympic cycle as the Women’s National Team Head Coach. He is now the longest-serving National Coach in USA Wrestling’s programs.

The USA Team has been a world power in women’s wrestling since the sport emerged in the late 1980s. Under Coach Steiner, the USA Team placed 2nd in 2003 and has been 3rd in the world eight times (2005, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015). The Olympic Games does not keep team score but unofficially the USA was 2nd in 2004 and 3rd in 2008. Coach Steiner’s Team was 3rd in total World/Olympic points scored in the Rio quad (131) and was also 3rd in the Medal count with ten medals.

Under Coach Steiner, Team USA has won 36 Sr Level World Medals, 7 Senior World Champions, 5 Olympic Medalists, and 1 has Olympic Champion.


1993 B.A. Social Work
University of Iowa


U.S. National Women’s Coach 2002-Present
Assistant Coach University of Wisconsin 1996-2002
Assistant Coach Oregon State University 1994-1996
Coach, Hawkeye Wrestling Club, 1993-1994
Coach & Instructor, Hawkeye Area Kids Club, 1993-1994

NCAA Coaching Accomplishments

Sr. Women’s World Championships – 2nd, 2003
Women’s World Cup Champions 2003
22 – NCAA Division I All-Americans
10 – Big Ten Champions
6 – NCAA Division I Champions
1 – Junior Fila World Freestyle Champion

Job Responsibilities

Developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs
Supervising academic curriculum of all student athletes
Participating in structured drilling and live wrestling
Film analysis for technical, mental errors, and opponents
Assisting in planning daily practice sessions
Involvment in recruiting process
Fundraising activities

Awards and Achievements

2000 US Olympic Trials 4th
1996 Sunkist International Open Champion
1998 National Freestyle Runner-up
1998 Inductee North Dakota Hall of Fame
1996 US Olympic Trials 4th
1996 Pan American Freestyle Champion
1992-2000 US National Team member
1991-93 Member of NCAA Division I Championship Team
1993 NCAA Division I Champion
1991-93 NCAA All-American
1991-92 Midlands Champion
1987-88 Member of ND State High School Championship Team
1987-88 North Dakota State High School Champion