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Dan Gable Coach of the Year

Since 1997, WIN has annually named its Coach of the Year by Dan Gable.

Dan Gable

Dan Gable

Dan Gable is arguably the greatest coach the sport has ever produced. As a wrestler, the native of Waterloo compiled a 118-1 record and won two NCAA titles (1969 and 1970) before capturing the 1972 Olympic gold medal in freestyle. As a coach, he led the Iowa program for 21 years (1977-97) and produced 15 team championship, 45 individual titlists and 144 All-Americans.

The following is a list of the all-time winners of the award.

All-Time Dan Gable Coach of the Year Winners

YearName, School
2017Cael Sanderson, Penn State
2016Kevin Dresser, Virginia Tech
2015Tom Ryan, Ohio State
2014Tim Flynn, Edinboro
2013Cael Sanderson, Penn State, & Jim Miller Wartburg
2012J Robinson, Minnesota
2011Cael Sanderson, Penn State
2010Tom Brands, Iowa
2009Mark Manning, Nebraska
2008Tom Brands, Iowa
2007Brian Smith, Missouri
2006Mike Denney, Nebraska-Omaha
2005Rob Koll, Cornell
2004Jim Miller, Wartburg
2003John Smith, Oklahoma State
2002Bobby Douglas, Iowa State
2001J Robinson, Minnesota
2000Greg Strobel, Lehigh
1999Jim Zalesky, Iowa
1998Tom Borrelli (Central Michigan) and J Robinson (Minnesota)
1997Lars Jensen (San Francisco State) and Mark Johnson (Illinois)
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