How to write a wrestling coaching resume

Posted by Matt Krumrie on Mar 21, 2018 8:00:59 PM

There are many wrestlers who have a laundry list of wrestling credentials. State champion, national champion, All-American, and so on.

But success on the mat doesn't always translate to success as a coach. At the same time, there are several successful wrestling coaches who did not achieve a high level of success on the mat that have turned into great coaches, leaders of young men and women, and who any athletic director would like to hire to run their high school or college wrestling program.

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Nation's top college wrestling programs using MatBoss

Posted by MatBoss Staff on Nov 15, 2017 3:03:28 PM

Many of the nation's top college wrestling programs are using MatBoss, wrestling's premier video and statistics app, for the 2017-18 season.

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Topics: Coaching, College

Parent-coach dynamic: How to deal with difficult parents

Posted by Matt Krumrie on Oct 16, 2017 3:12:38 AM

Every wrestling coach has dealt with that one parent who makes things difficult. In fact, many coaches may cringe when they think of the difficulties they have had with certain parents over the years.

Perhaps not as difficult as dealing with Lavar Ball, who USA Today just declared the worst sports parents ever.

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Topics: Coaching

Coaching women's wrestling: Don't change, but be ready to adapt

Posted by Matt Krumrie on Sep 11, 2017 10:25:32 AM

Since 1994, the number of women who participate in high school wrestling has increased from 804 to 13,900 (according to National Federation of High School statistics). There are now 36 women's collegiate wrestling programs. And recently, thanks to the hard work of organizations like USA Wrestling, the U.S. Olympic Committee, Wrestle Like A Girl, the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, a proposal was submitted to the NCAA seeking Emerging Sports Status for women's wrestling.

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Topics: Coaching

How to get the most out of average wrestlers … and why it matters

Posted by Matt Krumrie on Aug 23, 2017 6:01:02 PM

Ask any dedicated coach, and chances are, they relish the chance to develop and build the average athlete, just as much as they do the chance to lead the star athlete. While the star athlete may bring wins, program recognition, and put a team and/or coach in the spotlight, the long-term success of any athletics program --wrestling included -- hinges on the ability of coaches to develop the average athlete.

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Why football coaches covet wrestlers

Posted by Matt Krumrie on Aug 10, 2017 8:32:16 AM

If it's a Friday night, or Saturday morning in the fall, there is one place Jeff Wichern loves to be, other than inside a wrestling room.

And that's at a football field, watching wrestlers he currently coaches, or has coached in the past. Wichern owns and operates the JJ Trained Wrestling School in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and is the youth wrestling director for Eden Prairie Youth Wrestling. Eden Prairie High School is a traditional Minnesota football powerhouse. The Eagles, coached by Mike Grant, son of legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant, has won 10 Minnesota large school state titles, with many Eden Prairie wrestlers making an impact on those teams over the years.

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Legacy Wrestling providing opportunities for wrestlers to navigate recruiting process

Posted by MatBoss Staff on May 25, 2017 2:21:43 AM

For high school wrestlers, parents and college wrestling coaches, the college recruiting process can be a time-consuming, stressful, confusing process filled with pressure.

Now a wrestling club in Brighton, Michigan, is helping high school wrestlers navigate the recruiting process while at the same time providing a benefit to college wrestling coaches.

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Topics: Coaching, College, High School

BASE Wrestling uses non-traditional methods to train, develop wrestlers

Posted by MatBoss Staff on May 3, 2017 8:17:34 PM

BASE Wrestling is a system developed by Olympic freestyle wrestlers Jake Herbert and Andy Hrovat to test and teach the natural wrestling progression. It combines athleticism, drilling, flexibility, live wrestling, and world-class technique to set up wrestling clubs and wrestlers with the foundation to be successful on and off the mat.

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Topics: Coaching

One-on-One with Mark Schwab

Posted by Andrew Hipps on Feb 20, 2017 2:39:08 PM

Mark Schwab spent 23 years as a college wrestling coach. He started his college coaching career at Purdue, where he spent two seasons on staff before becoming an assistant coach at Minnesota. In nine seasons at Minnesota, Schwab helped lead the Gophers to seven top-three finishes and two NCAA titles. He coached 55 All-Americans at Minnesota. Schwab followed up his time at Minnesota with head coaching stints at Buena Vista and North Iowa Area Community College.

In 2011, Schwab returned to his alma mater, Northern Iowa, to become an assistant coach on his younger brother Doug's staff. He resigned from the position in 2016. He is now heping others by giving them the "best opportunity to grow, develop and succeed regardless of the arena" through his Opportunities to Succeed and Mental Warriors programs.

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Topics: Coaching

One-on-One with Mike Krause

Posted by MatBoss Staff on Jan 31, 2017 2:22:31 AM

Mike Krause is a nationally renowned youth wrestling coach. He is the head coach of Team Shamrock, a feeder program for Detroit Catholic Central (Mich.), a national high school wrestling powerhouse. He has also been head coach of NXT LVL Wrestling Academy since 2003. Krause conducts wrestling clinics and camps all over the country. The former Michigan State wrestler is known for his high-energy, positive coaching style.

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Topics: Coaching

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