University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
Pitt-Johnstown Seal

Coach Jody Strittmatter

ATH08_286_StrittmatterJ     Two-time NCAA Division II National Champion Jody Strittmatter returned to Pitt-Johnstown in 2004-05 as an assistant coach under Coach Pecora.  Strittmatter won Division II titles at 118 lbs. in 1998 and 125 lbs. in 1999 before transferring to the University of Iowa where he was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American.  He placed third in 2000 and was the National Runner-Up in 2001.  Following the 1999 National Tournament, Strittmatter was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler on his way to leading the Mountain Cats to their second National Team Championship in three years.
     In two seasons wrestling as a Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cat, Strittmatter compiled an 87-3 overall record.  His .967 winning percentage ranks second behind six-time National Champion Carlton Haselrig on the All-Time Mountain Cat list.
     Along with his All-American honors at Iowa, Strittmatter was a two-time Big Ten Champion and a member of the Hawkeyes’ NCAA National Championship Team in 2000.
     Strittmatter, a two-time NWCA All-Academic Team selection at Pitt-Johnstown, earned his degree in Biology.
     Strittmatter was inducted into the Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association Hall of Fame in April 2010.  Strittmatter has also been a member of the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame since 2006.
Last Reviewed: March 21, 2006