Ron Beaschler is in his 30th season as head wrestling coach at ONU after taking over the reins during the 1988-89 campaign. Beaschler served as an assistant from 1986-88.
Beaschler is an assistant professor of the Human Performance and Sport Sciences department and coordinates the sport management program at Ohio Northern.
In his 29 seasons at the helm of the ONU wrestling program, Beaschler’s teams have posted a 309-214-4 record. Beaschler enters the 2017-18 season as the all-time winningest coach in ONU history. He also has the longest tenure as head wrestling coach at ONU.
He was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2008.
During his time at ONU, Beaschler has coached five National Champions, two National Runners-up, 30 All-Americans, 49 Scholar All-Americans and 12 Scholar All-American Teams.
He was named OAC Coach of the Year in 1993, 2012 and 2013.
Beaschler has served as the NCAA wrestling secretary rules editor and has served as the Weight Management Program liaison to the NCAA Wrestling Committee.
He also served as chair of Division III NCAA Wrestling committee for two years, was the president of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, which represents all collegiate and scholastic wrestling in the United States and was the Division III representative on the NWCA executive board of directors.
Beaschler graduated from Ohio Northern in 1986 with bachelors degrees in management and sports management. He received his masters degree in education from Bowling Green State in 1988.
Ron resides in Ada with his wife Christy, an ONU alumni (1987) and 2001 inductee of the Ohio Northern Athletic Hall of Fame. They have three sons John, an ONU alumni (2014), Christopher (U. of Dayton, ’16) and Zachary.
Wrestling under Beaschler
|2017-17||11-4||.733||4-2 / 3rd||.667||—|
|2015-16||11-10||.524||1-4 / 5th
|2014-15||15-5||.750||3-2 / 3rd
|2013-14||9-9||.500||1-4 / 5th
|2012-13||16-4||.800||4-1 / Tri-Champs
|2011-12||12-4||.750||5-0 / Champs
|2010-11||13-3||.813||5-1 / 2nd
|2009-10||16-10||.615||6-0 / Champs
|2008-09||12-11||.522||5-1 / 2nd
|2007-08||11-8||.579||5-1 / 2nd
|2006-07||10-12||.455||3-3 / 4th
|2005-06||10-8||.556||5-1 / 2nd
|2004-05||12-4||.750||6-0 / Champs
|2003-04||6-8||.429||5-1 / Co-Champs
|2002-03||6-12||.333||4-2 / 3rd
|2001-02||11-7||.611||4-2 / 3rd||.667||Runner Up|
|2000-01||17-4||.810||7-0 / Champs||1.000||Champions|
|1999-00||9-5||.643||6-0 / Champs||1.000||Runner Up|
Kyle Kwiat is in his fifth season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern.
Kwiat was the most decorated wrestler in Ohio Northern history, as he is the school’s only two-time NCAA Division III Champion and the only 4-time All-American in school history.
He is also ONU’s all-time career wins leader with a 158-16 record.
Kwiat led the nation in tech falls with 15 in 2012-13 and with 25 in 2013-14.
He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Ohio Northern in 2013 and his master’s degree from Bluffton in 2016.
|Title:||Assistant Wrestling Coach|
Jay Salge is in his 12th season as an assistant coach at Ohio Northern.
Salge was a three-year letterman for the Polar Bears and wrestled at 165 pounds for Ohio Northern from 2004-07.
During his career, he competed in the 157, 165 and 174-pound weight classes.
He is a 2007 graduate of Ohio Northern with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Salge and his wife, Jama, reside in Lima, Ohio.
|Title:||Assistant Wrestling Coach|
Luke Miller is in his seventh season as an Assistant Coach for the Polar Bears.
Miller was a three-time All-American and the 2010 NCAA III National Champion at 157 pounds for the Polar Bears.
The Indiana, Pa., native was also a three-time NWCA Scholar All-American and ranks third all-time at ONU in career wins with a 133-29 mark, a winning percentage of .821.
Luke posted a 39-4 record and became the third Polar Bear to win a national title, claiming the 157-pound crown at the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships at U.S. Cellular Arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Miller also placed third at the 2011 NCAA Championships and was fourth at the 2009 NCAA Championships to become one of just two ONU wrestlers to be a three-time All-American.
He is also a two-time OAC Champion at 157 pounds, won the 165 OAC title once, was named the OAC Most Valuable Wrestler three consecutive seasons and is a three-time national Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American.
Miller was also named Ohio Northern’s 2010-11 Clyde Lamb Award Winner as the school’s top senior student-athlete.
Luke and his wife, Sondra, reside in Findlay.
Daniel Kwiat is in his fifth season as a Student Assistant Coach for Ohio Northern.
Kwiat transitioned from wrestler to coach after injuries cut his career short.
He is a senior history education student from Tiffin.