Duane Bastress
Duane Bastress
Title: Head Wrestling Coach
Phone: 717-815-1449
Email: ddbastre@ycp.edu

Long-time York College Spartan Duane Bastress has been named the new York College head wrestling coach, replacing his mentor Tom Kessler. Bastress, who was a two-time national champion under Kessler, served the previous six seasons as a Spartan assistant coach before accending to the program's top spot.

Bastress won a pair of Division III National Championships in the Green and White, winning the tournament in 2005 and 2006. Bastress completed his senior year 40-0 and his three years at York College with a mark of 97-6. Including his one year stint at Bloomsburg, Bastress compiled a collegiate record of 114-21. He also ended his career with a 65-match winning streak.

A hands-on coach, Bastress will continue to get on the mat and train with the Spartans, providing York’s wrestlers with a great example of dedication to the Spartan program. His intense work ethic, drive for success, and understanding of high-level wrestling will continue to help the York squad grow and develop.

Bastress was inducted into the NWCA Division III Hall of Fame at the 2013 Division III National Championships in Iowa.

Updated 4/16/13

Cory King
Cory King
Title: Asst. Wrestling Coach
Email: cking16@ycp.edu

Cory King enters his fourth year on the Spartan coaching staff after spending two seasons as the assistant wrestling coach at Smithfield High School in Smithfield, Va. King, a Mercyhurst College graduate, brings plenty of experience to the Spartan staff. He posted a 30-17 career record at the Division II institution, missing several seasons due to redshirting and injury. King registered a banner season in 2003-2004 as he was named Mercyhurst’s first Scholar All-American, finished fifth at Eastern Regionals, and was an alternate for the NCAA tournament that season.

Along with providing quality instruction for the Spartans, King has also put in tireless efforts on the recruiting trail. His work has helped the Green and White bring in a number of outstanding young wrestlers with the potential to succeed on the collegiate level.

Updated 2/5/13

Kyle Flickinger
Kyle Flickinger
Title: Asst. Wrestling Coach

Kyle Flickinger returns to the Spartan program for his second year on Coach Kessler's staff. Flickinger proved an exceptional performer for the Green and White and will look to translate that into the coaching realm.

A 2007 All-American, Flickinger owns the Spartan career wins record with 114 as he was a fantastic wrestler for the Spartans at the lower weights. With his outstanding experience, Flickinger should be a tremendous resource for the York wrestlers and will look to give the Green and White another experienced mentor.

Updated 12/5/13



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