Steve Marianetti

Steve Marianetti

Head Wrestling Coach at Elmhurst College

190 Prospect Ave, Elmhurst, Illinois, United States
HQ Phone:
(630) 279-4100

General Information


Coach  - The Bluejays

Assistant Wrestling Coach  - Illini


University of Illinois


Member of the Wrestling Team  - UI

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Team Illinois (from left): front row, Sebastian Pique, Barlow McGhee, George Fisher, Mech Spraggins, Jordan Northrup, Dan Rowland and Kyle Langenderfer;back row, Coach Steve Marianetti, Jordan Ellingwood, Brian Murphy, Ricky Robertson, Colin Holler, Tom Howell, Alex Fritz and Coach Eric Siebert.
Heading Team Illinois was Elmhurst College Head Coach Steve Marianetti and Sandburg High School Head Coach Eric Siebert. Marianetti won in 1995 and Siebert in 1998.

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Steve Marianetti
Head Wrestling Coach 630-617-3774

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Steve Marianetti
Elmhurst College - Staff Directory Steve Marianetti Steve Marianetti Steve Marianetti Head Wrestling Coach Phone: 630-617-3774 Email: A two-time winner of the NCAA Division III Coach of the Year award, Steve Marianetti, a  former NCAA Champion and assistant wrestling coach at the University of Illinois, is entering his 15th season as head wrestling coach at Elmhurst College. Marianetti's squads have repeatidly ranked among the nation's best, earning Marianetti a pair of NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year awards. His squads have also earned seven CCIW Championships with Marianetti earning CCIW Coach of the Year honors six times. He led Elmhurst to threee straight CCIW Championships from 2005-2007 and 2011-13. The Bluejays captured their seventh CCIW title in program history in 2016. In his 14 seasons as the coach of the Bluejays, Marianetti has coached four national champions, 25 All-Americans, 39 national qualifiers, 47 CCIW champions and eight CCIW Most Outstanding Wrestlers. His teams have earned eight  top-15 national finishes, including seven in the top-10, at the NCAA Championships. In just his third season as the team's head coach in 2005, Marianetti guided the Bluejays to their then best season in school history. The wrestling team ended the year with a 16-3 record and won their first-ever CCIW Championship. At the NCAA Championships, three Bluejays earned All-America honors while the team finished eighth in the country. Marianetti was named the NWCA Division III Coach of the Year. In 2012-13, Marianetti topped the 2005 season finish by guiding Elmhurst to its sixth CCIW title and a second-place team finish at the NCAA Championships. Marianetti coached five Bluejays to All-America honors including national championships won by Joe Rau (184 pounds) and Mike Benefiel (197 pounds). Marianetti was named the NWCA Division III Coach of the Year for the second time in his career. In 2013-14, Marianetti led Elmhurst to a second-place finish at the CCIW Championships and coached Ryan Prater to an undefeated national championship at 149 pounds. In 2009, Marianetti directed the Bluejays to a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships, establishing the Bluejays' best-ever national finish at the time. Last season, Marianetti guided the Bluejays to their first CCIW title since 2013 and earned CCIW Coach of the Year honors for the sixth time in his career. While a member of the UI wrestling team, Marianetti was one of the most decorated athletes at Illinois. He was a three-time All-American and won the NCAA Division I national championship at 150 pounds in 1995. He also held the Illini single-season mark for wins with 44, and ranks second on the school's career wins list with 120. After graduation, Marianetti continued competing in freestyle wrestling, earning a gold medal at the 1997 Pan-American Championships, silver medals at the 1998 Goodwill Games and World Cup, and a gold medal at the 1998 U.S. National Championships. Marianetti represented the United States at the 1998 World Championships in Tehran, Iran. Marianetti and his wife, Becky, reside in Elmhurst with their daughters, Abigail and Delia.

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