Troy Steiner is in his second season as assistant coach with the University of Iowa wrestling team.
Steiner, who was a four-time all-American at Iowa from 1990-93 and an NCAA champion in 1992, owned and operated the ADVANCE School of Wrestling in Madison, WI, the last four years. He also served as an assistant coach at Wisconsin (1997-2001), Minnesota (1996-97) and Oregon State (1995-96). During his career, Steiner has coached 22 all-Americans, 10 Big Ten champions, six NCAA champions and one junior FILA World Freestyle champion.
Steiner won three Big Ten titles at Iowa, compiling a 148-13 career record at 134 and 142 pounds. He and his twin brother, Terry, were part of three national and four Big Ten champion teams. Troy holds the school record for best season winning percentage (100%), along with 12 other Hawkeyes, going 42-0 his junior year. He also ranks third in career wins (148) and sixth in season wins (42) in school history.
In post-collegiate competition, Steiner was a nine-time U.S. National team member, winning the 1992 World Cup and the 1996 Pan-American Games titles. He placed third at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 1992 and 1996, and fifth in 2000. He was inducted into the North Dakota Hall of Fame in 1998.
A native of Bismarck, ND, Steiner received his B.A. in social work from Iowa in 1993 and his M.ed. in Kinesiology with a sports management emphasis from the University of Minnesota in 1998. He and his wife Shawn, who was a five-time letterwinner (1993-96) for the Iowa women's track and cross country teams, have two children, Spencer and Abbigail.