Coach Luke Broadwater is in his eighth year of coaching at the college level. He is committed to building a national champion-caliber program at UMBC. During his tenure, the program has reached new heights, crowning a national champion, 14 All-Americans, and 16 conference champions. The team has finished as high as third at the NCWA National Duals.
Coach Broadwater wrestled for Ithaca College (N.Y.) in the Empire Conference of the NCAA and McDonogh School in Owings Mills, MD, the state's No. 1 wrestling program. He now works as a journalist in Baltimore (Md.). Four times Coach Broadwater has been voted the Conference "Coach of the Year" by the league's other coaches.
Coach Hornzell was a founding member of the Retrievers' NCWA wrestling program. In 2007 he concluded his career as the Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament's Outstanding Wrestler en route to earning All-American status at nationals. Mike's ultimate goal is to use his knowledge of the sport to help all Retrievers compete at their highest level, and in doing so bring home the school's first national title. An Economics major at UMBC, he currently runs REOtriever, a vacant property management company co-founded with a fellow UMBC graduate.
Coach Alex Broadwater is a three-time NCWA All-American, two-time Mid-Alantice Conference champion and UMBC's only national wrestling champion in school history. He holds UMBC's single-season wins record with 37 victories and UMBC's single-season pins record with 27 falls. The most successful wrestler in school history, he placed 1st, 3rd and 7th at the NCWA National tournament. A team captain at UMBC both his junior and senior seasons, Broadwater spent his freshman year at Messiah College, where he won a starting spot and defeated an NCAA DIII All-American before his season was cut short due to injuries. Alex Broadwater is also an assistant coach at Catonsville High School.
Coach Jason Lanciotti finished third at the NCWA Mid-Alantic Conference tournament last year, qualifying for nationals for third time in his college career. A graduate of Mt. St. Joseph High School, an elite nationally recognized wrestling powerhouse, Lanciotti placed third at the Maryland states in high school. A true technician, he also coaches at Mt. St. Joseph.
Coach Andrew Smith was a starter and varsity wrestler for four years at NCAA DI Franklin & Marshall. At Annapolis High School, he was a multiple time state placewinner and county and regional champion. He learned wrestling under the excellent coaches of the Navy junior wrestling program, including NCAA DI finalist Wayne Hicks, three-time NCAA champion Ed Peery and NCAA champion Kelly Ward.
Coach Josh Pearson was an NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Finalist for UMBC at 133 pounds. A graduate of Catonsville High, Pearson placed at the Maryland state tournament and won county and regional titles.