Ed Ruth looks at crowd

Penn State's No. 2 ranked Ed Ruth looks into the crowd before his last match as a Nittany Lion Sunday afternoon. Ruth pinned Dustin Conti of Clarion.

Another Penn State alumnus has been given a coaching position at a Division I program.

Illinois head coach Mike Poeta announced Thursday that former Nittany Lion wrestler Ed Ruth will be joining his coaching staff.

Ruth wrestled at Penn State from 2010-2014, going on to win three individual NCAA championships and four Big Ten championships.

During that four-year span, Ruth put together a career record of 136-3.

Since his time at Penn State, Ruth represented team USA at the 2014 World Wrestling Championships and was a silver medalist at the 2015 USA World Team trials.


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Nate Lather is a sports reporter at The Daily Collegian. He is a sophomore majoring in journalism.