Risto Marttinen
Risto Marttinen
Birth Date: 05/02/1982
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.