Danny Song was named the Head Coach of the Case Western Reserve University Wrestling program in July of 2015.
Song, who became the fourth head coach of the CWRU program since the Federation of Case Institute of Technology and Western Reserve University in 1967, came to Cleveland following a two-year stint as an assistant coach with the United States Naval Academy. During his time on the staff, Song helped coach the Midshipmen to an 8-6 record, while also serving as team’s recruiting co-coordinator, bringing in a unanimous top-15 NCAA Division I class in 2015. While at Navy, Song worked under current USA Wrestling Olympic Head Coach Bruce Burnett.
Prior to his time at Navy, Song served as an assistant coach at Bloomsburg University for the 2012-13 season, helping the team to a 17-3 record and qualifying six wrestlers for the NCAA Championships, before assuming the role of interim head coach in the spring of 2013. He began his coaching career at his alma mater, the University of Iowa, working as the team’s assistant coach and strength coordinator from 2009-12, aiding the squad to three top-three finishes at the NCAA Tournament, including the Team Championship in 2010.
Song, a Hauppauge, New York native, graduated from Iowa in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He and his wife Erin have two sons, Chris and JP.