John Sioredas is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Mocs. Sioredas (pronounced suh-REE-duss) was a two-time Southern Conference Champion and NCAA qualifier at Chattanooga from 2004-05. The 2005 SoCon Wrestler of the Year and SoCon Tournament MVP placed fifth at 165 at the 2005 NCAAs to claim All-American status.
He made an immediate impact upon returning to his alma mater in 2012. Siroedas helped guide UTC to its 27th SoCon title in 2013. Four Mocs won individual titles, while five advanced to the NCAA Championships.
Prior to UTC, Sioredas helped coach four All-Americans and an NCAA National Finalist in five seasons at ODU. He also helped the Monarchs reach a top-25 national ranking in three of his five years. ODU performed well in the classroom during his tenure, earning 10 Academic All-NWCA individual honors as well as being ranked in the top-10 in the nation in grade-point-average in 2011.
Sioredas was recently inducted into the UTC Athletics Hall of Fame. After transferring from Missouri prior to the start of the 2003-04 season, he went 20-8 his first year at Chattanooga and was an All-Southern Conference honoree. As a senior in 2005, he was 29-4 overall with five pins and was named the SoCon Wrestler of the Year and Most Outstanding Wrestler at the SoCon Tournament.
At the 2005 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo., Sioredas pinned Minnesota's Matt Nagel in the fifth place match to earn All-American honors. The Mocs went on to finish 21st, tying for the second-best showing in school history at the Division I level.
Sioredas graduated in 2005 with a degree in Sociology & Anthropology. He earned his Master's in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University in 2009.
A native of Chesapeake, Va., and a 2000 Great Bridge High School graduate, Sioredas was a Virginia state champion, All-American and National Champion. He amassed a 181-13 career record, becoming the fourth winningest wrestler in Virginia High School history. He and his wife, Michele, have a two-year-old son, Braden.