Brad Dillon, an All-American on the mat and in the classroom at Lehigh, begins his fourth season as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Dillon wrestled and flourished under head coach Pat Santoro's direction while at Lehigh.
In his first season with the Terps, Dillon was involved in helping land a nationally ranked recruiting class and helping Charlie Pinto to the ACC title at 141 pounds.
A four-year starter for the Mountain Hawks, Dillon finished fourth at the NCAA Tournament as a senior and fifth as a junior at 174 pounds to earn All-America honors. In addition, he was a two-time team captain and captured a pair of Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA) titles. He finished his career with over 100 victories and set school records for career dual meet victories (67), season dual meet victories (24) and most takedowns in a season (145).
Off the mat, Dillon was named an Academic All-American and was a recipient of the Lehigh University Scholar Athlete Award as a senior.
"I am excited for the opportunity to work with Pat," Dillon commented when he was hired. "He was instrumental in my accomplishments and I am familiar with his coaching system and philosophies. I am very confident in my ability to help the student-athletes at Maryland become better wrestlers and well-balanced individuals."
"Brad brings a lot to our program," Santoro said. "He has always been an excellent technician and a very hard worker. He also relates very well to the guys. He's very versatile because he can work with anyone on the team. He spends a lot of the morning in the wrestling room working with anyone from 125 to 197. He has been a great asset."