Ron Beaschler is in his 32nd season as head wrestling coach at Ohio Northern after taking over the reins during the 1988-89 campaign. Beaschler had previously served as an assistant from 1986-88.
Beaschler is also an assistant professor in the Human Performance and Sport Sciences department and coordinates the sport management program at Ohio Northern.
In his 31 seasons, the ONU wrestling program has posted a 324-233-4 overall record and an 83-33 conference mark, making him the all-time winningest coach in program history. He is also the longest-tenured head wrestling coach at Ohio Northern.
During his coaching career, Beaschler has coached five national champions, two national runners-up, 30 All-Americans, 58 Scholar All-Americans, and 13 Scholar All-American Teams.
He was inducted into the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2008.
He has been 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 the Division III NCAA Wrestling committee for two years, the president of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, which represents all collegiate and scholastic wrestling in the United States, and the Division III representative on the NWCA executive board of directors.
Beaschler graduated from Ohio Northern in 1986 with bachelor's degrees in management and sport management. He received his master's degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1988.
Ron resides in Ada with his wife Christy, an ONU alumni ('87) and 2001 inductee into the Ohio Northern Athletic Hall of Fame. They have three sons, John, an ONU alumni ('14), Christopher (U. of Dayton, '16) and Zachary.
Wrestling under Beaschler
|2018-19||6-9||.400||1-5 / 6th||.167||—|
|2017-18||9-10||.474||3-3 / 4th||.500||—|
|2016-17||11-4||.733||4-2 / 3rd||.667||—|
|2015-16||11-10||.524||1-4 / 5th||.200||—|
|2014-15||15-5||.750||3-2 / 3rd||.600||—|
|2013-14||9-9||.500||1-4 / 5th||.200||—|
|2012-13||16-4||.800||4-1 / Tri-Champs||.800||—|
|2011-12||12-4||.750||5-0 / Champs||1.000||Runner Up|
|2010-11||13-3||.813||5-1 / 2nd||.833||3rd|
|2009-10||16-10||.615||6-0 / Champs||1.000||3rd|
|2008-09||12-11||.522||5-1 / 2nd||.833||4th|
|2007-08||11-8||.579||5-1 / 2nd||.833||3rd|
|2006-07||10-12||.455||3-3 / 4th||.500||4th|
|2005-06||10-8||.556||5-1 / 2nd||.833||3rd|
|2004-05||12-4||.750||6-0 / Champs||1.000||Runner Up|
|2003-04||6-8||.429||5-1 / Co-Champs||.833||7th|
|2002-03||6-12||.333||4-2 / 3rd||.667||5th|
|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 enters his seventh season as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio Northern.
Kwiat is the most decorated wrestler in program history, being the only two-time NCAA Division III Champion and four-time All-American in school history. He also tops ONU’s all-time career wins list with a 158-16 overall record.
During his athletic career, he led the nation in tech falls with 15 in 2012-13 and with 25 in 2013-14.
Kwiat received his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Ohio Northern in 2013 and earned his master’s degree from Bluffton in 2016.
|Title:||Assistant Wrestling Coach|
Jay Salge is in his 14th season as an assistant wrestling coach at Ohio Northern.
Salge was a three-year letterman for the Polar Bears, wrestling primarily 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 Ohio Northern graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Salge and his wife, Jama, reside in Lima, Ohio.