Mike Morin
Mike Morin
Title: Wrestlng Head Coach
Phone: (207) 780-5992
Email: michael.d.morin1@maine.edu
Previous College: Southern Maine '10

A two-time NCAA Division III All-American during his wrestling career at the University of Southern Maine, Mike Morin, now in his fourth season leading the Huskies' wrestling program, has taken the USM program to new heights.  Over the past three seasons, Huskies' wrestling has crowned its first individual National Champion, and established program-bests at the Regional Championship with individual and team accolades, finishing the 2017-18 season ranked in the top 25 nationally.  

Following the conclusion of the 2018 Northeast Regional Championship, Morin was selected as the Northeast Regional Tournament Coach of the Year.  Morin  directed Southern Maine to its highest finish in the NCAA Division III Regional tournament, placing fifth with a team score of 88 points.  Along with the team finish, a program-best five Huskies wrestled their way into All-Region status, while two Southern Maine grapplers freshman Austin Shorey (Lebanon, Maine/Noble) and sophomore Peter Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) each earned a berth into the NCAA Division III National Championship. Both Del Gallo and Shorey earned NEWA Rookie of the Year honors respectivley in 2017 and 2018.   During the 2016-2017, Morin guided Dan Del Gallo to a Division III National Championship at 149-pounds.  Del Gallo's successful four-year career suplanted Morin in the all-time record books for career wins. 

Morin's team's have also excelled academically with Dan Del Gallo earning the NCAA's Elite 90 Award twice during his career, and becoming Southern Maine's first two-time first team CoSIDA Academic All-American.  In 2018, two of Morin's freshman, Shorey and All-Region grappler Brandon Cousino were both named to the  2018 National Wrestling Coaches' Association (NWCA) Division III All-Academic Team.  In addition to the NWCA Academic honors, five members of Morin's 2017-2018 team were honored by NEWA for their academic achievements including Shorey, Cousino, Peter Del Gallo, Brendan Weir and Joey LeClair. 

Wrestling at 165-pounds for the Huskies during his four-year career, Morin ended his career as one of the most decorated grappler's in school history.  Along with his two All-American honors (2009, 2010), Morin is a three-time NCAA Division III New England Champion, capturing the New England Wrestling Association title at 165 pounds consecutively from 2008-2010.  Morin is also a repeat NCAA Scholar All-American earning recognition for his solid work in the classroom as well in 2009 and 2010.   In his final season (2009-10), Morin earned the top ranking in New England for his weight class and was in the top ten nationally.  Morin had a record of 43-5 at the conclusion of his senior season. He finished his remarkable career with an outstanding record of 133 wins and 21 losses for a winning percentage of .863 and is the only repeat USM All-American in program history.

Morin began his coaching career with the Huskies as an assistant coach during the 2010-11 season. He received the NEWA Assistant Caoch of the Year Award in 2014-15.

Julio Santiago
Julio Santiago
Title: Associate Head Wrestling Coach
Previous College: Oneonta State '04

After a near decade of service to the University of Southern Maine Huskies' wrestling program, Julio Santiago has been named the program's Associate Head Coach.  A 2010 recipient of the New England Wrestling Association's (NEWA) Assistant Coach of the Year award, Santiago's dedication and commitment to Huskies' wrestling has helped USM achieve new levels of success.  

During Santiago's tenure with the Huskies, Southern Maine has earned three Team Sportsmanship Awards (2005, 2006 and 2009) from NEWA. USM has also produced several All-American and Academic All-Americans in this time as well as regional champions.  

From Middletown, N.Y., Santiago was a NJCAA national qualifier while wrestling at SUNY-Delhi in 2000.  A 2004 graduate of Oneonta State, Santiago earned the Steve Blackman Award, given to the student-athlete who succeeded despite numerous obstacles and adversity. 

 

Jonathan Deupree
Jonathan Deupree
Title: Wrestling Assistant Coach
Previous College: Southern Maine '15
Peter Delev
Peter Delev
Title: Wrestling Assistant Coach
Sean Fagan
Sean Fagan
Title: Wrestling Assistant Coach
Previous College: Southern Maine '16