Big Red Wrestling Staff


Head Coach Mike Blackburn:

Coach Blackburn is a graduate of Wintersville High School, where he was a 4 year starter at tackle and as a heavy weight wrestler. He then attended Baldwin Wallace as a 3 year starter, and was all league his senior season. He has one child, 5 year old Braden.

Phone: (740) 282-9741 or (740) 632-8953


Assistant Coach Cornell Birden:

Coach Birden is a 1997 graduate of Steubenville High School, where he was a member of the football team, and a District Champion and State Placer as a wrestler. He then went on to attend Muskingum where he also wrestled. Cornell was recently presented with the OVAC Assistant Coach of the Year honor. He is engaged and has a daughter.


Assistant Coach Lucas Huffman

Coach Huffman is a graduate of River High School, where he was an OVAC Champion. He then went on to West Liberty State University where he was a starter on the Hilltopper wrestling squad.


Assistant Coach Seth Fluharty