It's obvious. DUH.
Any program that does not win a team championship, or produce Olympians/ multi-time national champs has a failure of coach. (Let's ignore Shawn Bunch's impressive run on the Senior-level)
This failure is compounded when said coach has the audacity to articulate his objective to win a national championship and falls short (it's not like Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Penn State, Oklahoma State and Nebraska, teams that finished behind Edinboro, all set national championships as a goal every single year. Oh wait, they do? LOSERS)
We should dismiss out of hand any arguments in favor the coach in question which appeal to his accomplishments relative to situation, i.e. scholarship money, facilities, budget, name recognition and things like the fact that Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is a school designed to service residents of a sparsely-populated corner of a single state, yet despite this and an athletic department designed for NCAA Division II-level competition, the school's wrestling program routinely outperforms program's from ultra-prestigious name-brand national Universities with Athletic Departments that have annual expenditures which dwarf the annual operating expenditures of all of Edinboro University.
Those arguments are just excuses in disguise, and excuses are for losers.
Though you may be tempted to refer to Rider's BJ Clagon as "All-American" BJ Clagon or "5th in the nation" BJ Clagon, we should only refer to him as "freshman" BJ Clagon. We want to avoid obfuscation.
We definitely should point out how Cael Sanderson made a national champion out of the totally under-the-radar recruit in Matt Brown. This amazing bit of overachieving is due to Brown's Intermat ranking of 88 in the country (as in, he was rated the 88th best wrestling recruit, at any weight, out of the the half a million or so high school wrestlers in the country. He clearly sucked before Sanderson got his hands on him.)
Be sure not to mention Intermat top 100 Sanderson recruits like #7 Jake Kemmerer, #34 Sam Sherlock, #52 Hank Stinson and #64 Dirk Cowburn, who never had any accomplishments of note on the national level. They do not count. DEFINITELY do not mention the Altons.
Oh yes, don't you dare bring Tom Ryan into this discussion. After all, by any reasonable standard he is the only truly successful head wrestling coach in all of NCAA Division I in 2014-2015, and he has neeeeeevvvveeer had a big-time recruit underachieve. (every other coach in the nation this year was a total failure, take off the kid gloves).
Finally, when someone brings up the fact that Tim Flynn (the loser coach) has made national champions out of not one, but two wrestlers ranked not only lower than Matt Brown, but outside of the top 100 (Koscheck never made it to a state finals), we cannot fail to point out that the Intermat rankings are invalid because NHSCA nationals are the be all and end all, and Gregor Gillespie placed 3rd. Also conveniently forget that we relied on Matt Brown's intermat ranking to point out what a great job Sanderson did with him in the first place. (also, let's interchangeably appeal to overall recruit ranking and national weight class rankings. They are totally the same thing.)
Wow. I have no idea why I stopped posting on these boards.