Associate Head Coach
Sean Bormet is in his sixth overall season as a member of the Michigan wrestling coaching staff and his second as associate head coach. He is in his second stint on the Wolverine staff, returning to his alma mater in the summer of 2011. Bormet has mentored nine Wolverine All-Americans since his return to collegiate coaching and has contributed to four top-10 recruiting classes, including the consensus No. 1 class in 2012.
Bormet is a three-time winner of the Terry McCann Award as the USA Wrestling Freestyle Coach of the Year (2006, ’08, ’10) and serves on USA Wrestling’s Executive Coaches Council. He was a member of the coaching staff for three U.S. World Championship Teams (2006, ’09, ’10) as well as the 2008 Olympic Team and 2010 World Cup Team. Bormet was also named the 2004 USA Wrestling Developmental Coach of the Year for his coaching achievements with age-group wrestlers and programs.
As the owner and founder of the Overtime School of Wrestling in Naperville, Illinois, Bormet molded the training center into the nation’s premiere wrestling club, producing numerous champions and All-Americans at all age levels since its opening in 2001.
As a Wolverine student-athlete (1991-94), Bormet was a two-time NCAA All-American at 158 pounds, placing second as a senior (1994) and third as a junior (1993). He claimed the prestigious Gorriaran Award at the 1993 event, registering three falls in a combined 8:58. He was a two-time Big Ten champion and won the prestigious Midlands Championships. He posted a 125-21 career record, including a 33-2 mark as a senior, and accumulated 44 career falls.
Josh Churella is in his second season as an assistant coach for the University of Michigan wrestling program after being promoted to the full-time staff in May 2014. An active participant in the Wolverine practice room as a middleweight workout partner, he worked directly with All-Americans Steve Dutton, Eric Grajales and Brian Murphy.
As a Wolverine wrestler (2005-08), Churella was a three-time NCAA All-American, reaching the 149-pound final at the 2007 NCAA Championships. He captured a Big Ten title at 141 pounds as freshman. His 124-21 record ranks 16th among U-M’s all-time wins leaders.