Barner Hired As Top Concordia Assistant

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia head coach Quincy Osborn announced that Greg Barner has been named the new full-time assistant coach in the program. Barner fills the position vacated by Osborn after he was hired as head coach.

Barner comes to Concordia after serving as the top assistant at Simpson College for two seasons.

“When I set out to hire a full-time assistant coach I made a list of qualities that were priorities for us and Greg really excels in all of those areas,” Osborn commented. “He builds meaningful relationships, he’s a hard worker, he loves the sport and he has proven an ability to successfully recruit.”

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Osborn Named Cobbers Head Coach

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.”

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Moenkedick Resigns As Cobbers Head Coach

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia wrestling head coach Phil Moenkedick announced that he will resign from his position effective at the end of May to take the job as Dean of Students at Perham High School.

Moenkedick said that the decision was very difficult and easy at the same time. “My wife and I are excited about the opportunities this move provides for our family,” Moenkedick stated. “This is a great opportunity for me to continue to have a positive impact on young people in the Perham Schools. Perham is home for Tara (wife) and I and we have a lot of family there.”

Moenkedick just finished his third season as head coach of the Cobber wrestling program. He helped Concordia to a national Top 25 ranking in each of his three seasons at Concordia and guided seven wrestlers to an appearance in the Division III National Championship Meet. He also had seven wrestlers earn All-Region honors and Adam Presler was named the winner of the NCAA Elite 90 award at the 2017 NCAA Meet. Moenkedick was the top assistant coach for the Cobbers for two years prior to being named the head coach in the summer of 2016.

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