|Hometown:||Laguna Niguel, CA|
|Position:||Asst. Coach (4th season)|
Risto Marttinen returns for his ninth season with the Titans'
program, now in his fourth year as a full-time assistant coach.
Marttinen served as a volunteer assistant coach in 2006-07 and
previously was a five-year member of the Titans' program. He was
practically a "playing-coach" in his senior season as his
leadership skills emerged.
He compiled an overall record of 21-13 in 2005-06 to finish with
a career mark of 53-65, mostly at 165 pounds. He was Cal State
Fullerton's male scholar-athlete of the year for 2005. He was the
Titans' academic wrestler of the year five times and earned Pac-10
academic honors four times.
Marttinen has competed for a spot on the national team of his
native Finland. He is a graduate of Dana Hills High School where he
was South Coast League MVP his senior year with a 52-6 record.