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Ullyott resigns from coaching Laker wrestling after 30 years

When Rob Ullyott took over the Detroit Lakes wrestling head coaching position in 1996, he was determined to build a culture that would impact student-athletes positively. As Ullyott steps down from the job 26 years later, it’s safe to say the program is in a better place than when he found it.

Ullyott announced he was resigning from the head coaching role in a Facebook post this week–putting an end to a combined 32 years of coaching wrestling.

“There were a lot of contributing factors,” Ullyott said of his decision to resign. “I think change is good. If we want to take further steps with our program and grow, I think new blood is an important thing. You can only build something so far, and it takes a lot of energy and new ideas to help programs continue to grow. I think our program might benefit from a change in leadership.”

Ullyott got his start in his hometown of Walhalla, ND, in 1990 as an assistant coach. He then moved to Detroit Lakes to take a teaching job in 1992, which led him to the Laker wrestling program. After five years of being a Detroit Lakes assistant coach, he took his first and last head coaching gig. Continue reading at dl-online.com →