Accomplishments as a Wrestling Coach
After being recruited to the United States by USA Wrestling to assist with its national and Olympic wrestling programs, Coach Ivanov was given the title of Gold Level Coach by the National Coaches Education Program in1999.
Soon after his decision to remain in the U.S. in 1999, Ivanov became the Head Coach of the TAC Wrestling Club in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Coach Ivanov developed multiple U.S. National Greco-Roman and freestyle champions from youth through the junior age-groups.
After his success in Utah, Ivanov was recruited again by USA Wrestling to be the Head Greco-Roman Wrestling Coach at the United States Olympic Training and Education Center in Marquette, Michigan, where he served from 2002 to 2009. During his tenure here, Coach Ivanov developed multiple world and Olympic medalists, which brought him great recognition as an elite coach and educator
In 2012, Ivan Radnev Ivanov was inducted with highest honors into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame of the United States of America in the category of Lifetime Distinguished Service and Achievement. This honor was bestowed for Ivan Ivanov’s many contributions as a world class coach, athlete, entrepreneur, and ambassador for the great sport of wrestling in America.