ED CARLIN, Coach, Syracuse, in 34 seasons as head coach, Ed’s teams won 279 dual meets. Once scholarships were introduced in 1974 the Orangemen went 240-116-5 for a .672 winning percentage. Carlin won his fifth EIWA team title in 1994, among three achieved in his final decade. In all, Ed won six team titles and six runners-up and he coached two of the NCAA’s greatest-ever wrestlers: heavyweight Jim Nance (NCAA 1,1, one career loss) and Gene Mills (3,4,1,1, member of 1980 U.S. Olympic Team). His 1963 Syracuse team placed fourth at NCAAs, among 20 Top 20 teams. As either assistant or head coach, Ed mentored all 22 Orangeman All-Americans.
Carlin coached 41 individual EIWA champions and was inducted into the New York State Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 1986. After retiring, he remained in the area as a resident of Brewerton, NY, just North of Syracuse on Oneida Lake.