The coach was Gene Mills, another forum-member at UG wrote this about him (coach Mills):
You youngins may not remember Mr. Mills, but he was a 2 time NCAA champ from Syracuse and is a member of the Wrestling Hall of Fame. I was lucky enough to have him as a coach at Stroudsburgh Wrestling Camp back in 1981 and he was nothing short of awesome. Believe me, the kid on MTV wasn't being at a disadvantage by having Gene Mills instead of Kurt Angle as a coach.
A little history lesson for y'all:
WHEN YOU look into the record book, Gene Mills' mind-boggling statistics appear as if they are a misprint: 1,356 career wins, 46 losses, 1 tie and 886 victories came by fall.
His collegiate record of 144-5-1 with 107 falls, two NCAA championships and four All-America honors tops the historical accounting of wrestling at Syracuse University. Within those statistics are five records verified by the NCAA. Mills was a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic freestyle. Unfortunately, due to the United States boycott of the 1980 Games, he never had the opportunity to prove himself as the best 114-pound freestyle wrestler in the world.
His international record, however, exhibited his capabilities. Mills reeled off 82 consecutive victories, captured two World Cup Championship gold medals and pinned two Olympic medalists and a two-time gold medalist at the 1980 World Super Championship in Japan. In 1980, he was also tabbed as the "Outstanding Wrestler" at the prestigious Tblisi Championship after pinning each of his opponents.
Mills served as an assistant coach at his alma mater for 16 seasons, helping to lead the Orangemen to a record of 147-81-4 during his tenure. He was inducted into the greater Syracuse Sports Hall of Fame and the EIWA Hall of Fame.
Today, he stands out as one of the world's best wrestling clinicians, combining his dynamic personality with instructional and inspirational videos in presentations throughout the world.