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Oklahoma State wrestling: Chandler Rogers hired as assistant coach at Arkansas Little Rock

The two-time NCAA All-American will join OSU alumnus Neil Erisman’s staff.

T.C. Brewster

Chandler Rogers is heading to Arkansas.

The former two-time NCAA All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State is joining fellow OSU alumnus Neil Erisman’s staff at the University of Arkansas Little Rock staff as an assistant coach. Erisman confirmed the news by retweeting a report by Willie Saylor of MatScouts.

Erisman coached Rogers at Stillwater High School, where he went 169-6 and won four state championships.

Rogers was the director of operations the past 10 months at Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colorado, while continuing to train in freestyle and Greco-Roman for senior-level competitions.

It’s the second straight month the Trojans have added a Cowboy after Triston Wills announced he was transferring to Little Rock in May.

Little Rock went 1-8 and 0-3 in the Pac-12 during the program’s first season in 2019-20. The Trojans are among three affiliate programs for the Pac-12 along with Cal Poly and Cal State Bakersfield. Arizona State, Oregon State and Stanford are the full-time members with wrestling.

Erisman is one of nine former OSU wrestlers to hold a Division 1 head coaching job. Chris Pendelton also holds a Pac-12 job after he was hired by Oregon State on May 30.

Former Oklahoma State wrestlers as Division 1 head coaches

Mark Branch (Wyoming)

Neil Erisman (Little Rock)

Glen Lanham (Duke)

Teague Moore (American)

Pat Popolizio (North Carolina State)

Coleman Scott (North Carolina)

John Smith (Oklahoma State)

Chris Pendleton (Oregon State)

Kevin Ward (Army)