University of Maryland
Alex Clemsen is the current head coach of the Maryland wrestling program, a position he has held since 2019. Prior to joining Maryland, Clemsen served as the associate head coach of the Missouri wrestling program for five years. During his time at Missouri, Clemsen helped develop numerous NCAA qualifiers, All-Americans, and individual champions. He also played a key role in helping Missouri achieve team success, including several conference titles and top finishes at the NCAA Championships.
Before joining Missouri, Clemsen coached at the University of Virginia, where he helped lead the team to its first ACC Championship in over 30 years and a top-25 finish at the NCAA Championships. He also placed a strong emphasis on academics, helping the team achieve a high team GPA and multiple NWCA All-Academic Team honors.
Clemsen was a standout wrestler in his own right, earning All-American honors and four NCAA qualifying appearances during his collegiate career at Edinboro University. He also had success at the international level and was a three-time Missouri State Champion in high school.