MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia Athletic Director Rachel Bergeson announced that Quincy Osborn has been named the head coach for the Cobber wrestling program.
Osborn replaces Phil Moenkedick who resigned to take become of Dean of Students at Perham High School.
Osborn steps into the head coach position after serving as the full-time assistant for the team for three seasons.
“Quincy’s experience with college wrestling and the Cobber program made him a perfect fit for the job,” Bergeson stated. “Quincy will make this a smooth transition process and I am excited to have him lead the wrestling team as we go forward. He is an excellent leader and will carry on the tradition of Concordia wrestling.”
Prior his stint as assistant coach for the Cobbers, Osborn was the head coach at Lakeland College (Wis.) for the 2014-15 season. He has also served as an assistant coach at Division I programs Ohio University and State University of New York at Buffalo. Osborn started his college coaching career at perennial Division III national champion Augsburg.
I am thrilled to get this opportunity at Concordia,” Osborn said. “I believe in this institution, I have a great connection with the athletes on the roster and the program has excellent support. Concordia wrestling is in an awesome position and there is so much to be excited about.”
Osborn was a Division I wrestler in college and finished his career as a Division III national champion at Augsburg. He lettered three times for the Gophers and qualified twice for the NCAA national championship meet. Osborn finished fifth at 149 pounds at the Big Ten championship meet in 2005. He then transferred to Augsburg where he won the 2006-07 NCAA Division III national title at 141 pounds with a record of 44-2.
Osborn earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Augsburg in 2009 and then went on to obtain his master’s degree in coaching education from Ohio University in 2011.
“My vision for the program is clear, we will continue to emphasize lifestyle and character in order to help our wrestlers accomplish their goals and to develop into great leaders,” Osborn added. I believe by continuing to focus on our commitment to the process, and a championship lifestyle, we will be in a position to pursue team and individual success at the national level.”
Osborn will begin his head coach duties at the start of June.