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Gannon’s Henry named NCAA Division II Nationwide Coach of the Yr

Don Henry (Photograph/Gannon Athletics)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — On Thursday the Nationwide Wrestling Coaches Affiliation introduced the NCAA Division II Nationwide Coach of the Yr and 6 finalists as chosen by their friends. The award is offered to the coach that has demonstrated excellent effort all through the season in creating and elevating their program on campus and locally. The NWCA Nationwide Coach of the Yr awards program is offered by Protection Cleaning soap, the official Hygiene associate of the NWCA.

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The recipient of this 12 months’s NCAA Division II Nationwide Coach of the Yr is Don Henry of Gannon College (PA). Coach Henry is in his thirty seventh 12 months at Gannon and his achievements this season embrace capturing this system’s first Tremendous Regional championship with six particular person champions and qualifying eight athletes for the NCAA Championships. He presently has 50 athletes on his roster.

“On behalf of the NWCA and our Board of Administrators it’s my privilege to acknowledge Coach Don Henry of Gannon College because the Nationwide Coach of the Yr,” mentioned Mike Moyer, NWCA Govt Director. “Don’s long-lasting dedication to Gannon and his program is really spectacular and barely seen. Congratulations to him and his staff and good luck to them as they compete this weekend on the nationwide championships.”


Tremendous Area 1 – Don Henry, Gannon College

Tremendous Area 2 – Cy Wainwright, Newberry School

Tremendous Area 3 – Danny Irwin, West Liberty College

Tremendous Area 4 – Todd Steidley, College of Central Oklahoma

Tremendous Area 5 – Rocky Burkett, Northern State College

Tremendous Area 6 – Dalton Jensen, College of Nebraska at Kearney


The Nationwide Wrestling Coaches Affiliation, established in 1928, is a non-profit group for the development of all ranges of the game of wrestling with main emphasis on creating coaches who work in educational environments. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: Teaching Growth, Pupil-Athlete Welfare, and the Promotion of Wrestling.