New Flathead High Coach Still Serving Two-Year Suspension in Minnesota

Athletic director defends new wrestling coach Scot Davis

When the most successful high school wrestling coach in the country applied for Flathead High School’s vacant position, he presented a resume filled with national accolades, prestigious honors and strong references from 40 years of coaching.

He also acknowledged he’s in the midst of a two-year suspension from prep activities in Minnesota for recruiting violations. Continue reading at

Nation’s Winningest Coach Takes Over Flathead (Montana) Wrestling

Scot Davis, a two-time national coach of the year, replaces Matt Owen

Scot Davis, the winningest coach in high school wrestling history, has been named the new head wrestling coach at Flathead High School, the school announced Friday. Continue reading at

Related/Update: New Flathead High Coach Still Serving Two-Year Suspension in Minnesota

Legendary Apple Valley wrestling coach retires

A wise man once spoke about how to be successful.

“You have to have a passion,” he said. “You have to be enthusiastic about what you do. The way you are will rub off on your kids. They’ll see that you’re enthusiastic. They’ll see that you have passion and that it’s important to you. That’s extremely important in anything you do if you want to have success.”

This man knows what he is talking about. He knows what it is like to be passionate and enthusiastic about a job and a sport you love. He knows about winning with pride and losing with dignity. He knows what it’s like to watch a teenager pour his heart and soul into months of working toward accomplishing one final goal at the end of a season. He knows what it’s like to watch boys grow into men — men that win both state and national championships. Continue reading at

East’s Dierks stays home to develop students and athletes

By Jim Rueda, Free Press Staff Writer

MANKATO — Some of you may have noticed a brief in Wednesday’s paper announcing Jon Dierks as the new head wrestling coach at Mankato East High School.

When coaches are hired at the high school level I usually don’t comment, preferring to defer to the athletic directors and administrators who selected them to make the right choices. In this case, however, I have to believe East has made an excellent choice. Continue reading at