Kyle Cerminara begins his first season as an assistant coach at Penn with the 2010-11 season.
Cerminara, a 2006 graduate of the University at Buffalo, was an All-America in 2004 at 197 pounds, finishing eighth. With that trip to the podium, Cerminara became Buffalo's first - and only - All-America while competing as a Division I institution.
He graduated as Buffalo's all-time winningest wrestler with 137 career wins, a distinction he still holds today. His All-America season of 2003-04 saw him establish the single-season win mark as well with 41 wins. He twice won MAC championships and was a three-time NCAA Qualifier.
Upon graduation, Cerminara has been simultaneously competing in freestyle and commencing his coaching career.
From 2008-10, he served as an assistant coach at Edinboro University, guiding the Scots to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Championships in 2009 and a 16th-place finish last season. Along the way, Cerminara worked extensively with 2009 NCAA champion at 165 pounds Jarrod King and four other wrestlers who earned All-America honors. In both of Cerminara's seasons assisting at Edinboro, the Scots claimed EWL championships.
While coaching at Edinboro, Cerminara also continued his own wrestling career in freestyle. In 2009, he was runner up at the Pan-American Games and at the U.S. Open. In 2008, he was the third-place finisher at the U.S. Open. Twice he has finished as runner-up at the Hargobin International event as well as the Sunkist International event. In addition, Cerminara has claimed third place at the Dave Schultz Memorial Championship and the Alexander Medved Golden Grand Prix.