CRANFORD – John Denuto, of Spotswood, has been named the Head Coach of wrestling at Union County College.

Denuto has helped lead many high school wrestling programs to success in his years serving as head or assistant coach, including 145 career wins with Clark, Sayreville, Pennsville, and Camden Catholic. In the past three seasons, as assistant coach at St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, Coach Denuto helped improve the team’s record from 2-18 up to being named a top 10 team in New Jersey. Coach Denuto earned his bachelor’s degree from Kean University and is a math teacher at Sayreville High School.

“We are excited to announce John Denuto as the head coach of our new wrestling program. This is a dynamic addition to our intercollegiate sports lineup and Coach Denuto will be an integral part of shaping this program,” said Union County College Dean of College Life Tammy Smith. “Given wrestling’s popularity in New Jersey, offering this sport will attract more students to Union. We are proud to offer our student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level.”

Recruitment for the upcoming season is now underway and interested students should contact Union’s Athletic Director Shawn Noel at (908) 709-7094. Union County College now offers a total of 15 NJCAA teams. For more information about the sports programs at Union, visit www.unionowls.com.