Legendary Wabasso wrestling coach Gary Hindt dies

WABASSO — Gary Hindt, former long-time Wabasso wrestling head coach and football head coach, died of cancer Thursday at the age of 78.

Hindt, Wabasso’s first head wrestling coach up until his retirement in 2017, bowed out of the Wabasso wrestling program with a 49-year career record of 807-214-6. That record saw him finish as the second winningest coach in state history.

The legendary coach was a two-time Minnesota Class A Coach of the Year and a Section Coach of the Year six times. He also coached Wabasso and Wabasso/Red Rock Central to state team tournaments in 2004 (second place), 2006 (fourth place), 2011 (fifth place) and 2016 (sixth place).

He was inducted into the Dave Bartelma Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1994 and earned a National Wrestling Hall of Fame Lifetime Service to Wrestling award in 2018. Continue reading at nujournal.com →