Former UW All-American and Big Ten champion Mitch Hull is back in the Wisconsin wrestling room as a member of the Badgers' administrative staff in 2013-14. Hull joins the UW coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach after previously serving as the National Team Director for USA Wrestling.
Hull previously served as the National Teams Director for USA Wrestling since 1992, providing 21 years of leadership to the organization. He coordinated and supervised all aspects of USA Wrestling's international programs, including working with the National Team coaching staffs in all three Olympic wrestling styles.
During Hull's tenure, the United States won the World Team Title in freestyle wrestling in 1993 and 1995, the Women's World Championships in 1999 and the Greco-Roman World Championships in 2007. The U.S. won the most medals of any nation in wrestling at the 1996 Olympics.
Under Hull's direction, the United States won 102 medals in the three international styles at the World Championships, including 28 gold medals. At the Olympic Games during his tenure, the United States won 36 Olympic medals in the three styles, including 12 Olympic gold medals.
Hull joined USA Wrestling from Purdue where he served as the head wrestling coach from 1988-92. He had previously served as assistant coach at Purdue from 1986-88. Hull was an assistant coach for Wisconsin from 1982-86 and a graduate assistant coach from 1980-82. He received a bachelor's degree in business from Wisconsin in 1980.
Hull was a two-time NCAA All-American at Wisconsin and two-time Big Ten champion. He was one of the few U.S. wrestlers ever to compete in both the Freestyle and Greco-Roman World Championships. He won two U.S. Nationals freestyle titles (1981-82) and finished second in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 1984. Hull was a Junior National double champion, winning both freestyle and Greco-Roman.