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