Clemsen Gets A Five-Year Extension As Maryland Wrestling Coach

A former Moberly High School state champion will continue to build University of Maryland wrestling. Terrapins head coach Alex Clemsen has received a five-year contract extension through June 30, 2028.

This past season was the most successful campaign in recent memory, as Maryland finished with a 10-9 record, which was the most dual wins since the 2012-13 season. Clemsen’s squad produced five NCAA Qualifiers (Braxton Brown, Ethen Miller, Kal Miller, Jaron Smith and Jaxon Smith), for the highest number since 2014. All five guys remained in competition on the second day of tournament action, which was the most since 2010. Additionally, Jaxon Smith, finished in third place at 197 pounds at the Big Ten Championships, which was the highest finish for a Maryland wrestler since 2019.

In November, Maryland defeated number-16 Pittsburgh to earn the program’s first ranked win since 2013. In the days that followed that victory, the Terps entered the NWCA Poll for the first time since 2013. The program also picked up its first Big Ten win since 2016 in a 19-18 win over Purdue.

Clemsen won three Missouri State Championship titles while wrestling for the Moberly Spartans. Clemsen came to College Park following a successful five-year tenure at Missouri.