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Former Bozeman wrestling standout Tyrel Todd joins Mizzou coaching staff

Posted at 12:22 PM, May 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-13 14:22:10-04

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Former Bozeman High School wrestling standout Tyrel Todd has been named the associate head coach at the University of Missouri.

Todd’s hiring, which is subject to the completion of a successful background check, was announced on Friday. Todd will join the Mizzou staff after spending five years on the staff at Purdue. He was the Boilermakers’ lead assistant since 2016.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for me to work with Coach (Brian) Smith and his outstanding staff,” Todd said in a Mizzou media release. “I have known Coach Smith since my recruitment by Missouri in high school. I believe in a strong team community that is committed to excellence. I am fired up to put on the stripes, go Tigers.”

Todd has been in the college coaching ranks since 2010 after his own standout wrestling career. He was a three-time high school state champion at Bozeman, claiming titles in 2002, 2003 and 2004.

Upon graduating from Bozeman, Todd elected to continue his career in the Big 10 at the University of Michigan. He qualified for the NCAA Championships four times with the Wolverines, winning one Big 10 championship and becoming a three-time all-American. His 121 career wins rank 16th in UM history.