Augsburg men’s wrestling announces organizational changes

MINNEAPOLIS — The 13-time NCAA Division III national champion Augsburg University men’s wrestling team has announced organizational changes in its coaching staff, with three-time Auggie All-American Tony Valek ’12 assuming solo head coaching duties, and longtime coach Jim Moulsoff assuming associate head coach duties.

Valek and Moulsoff have served as co-head coaches for the past three seasons, with Moulsoff serving as head coach from 2014-19. Moulsoff has been on the Augsburg coaching staff for 15 seasons, while Valek has been on the coaching staff for nine years. Valek served as associate head coach under Moulsoff from 2015-19. The pair have been a part of six top-five finishes in NCAA Division III national competition since 2015, winning team national championships in 2015 and 2019, finishing second in 2017 and 2018, and finishing fifth in 2016. The Auggies finished third at the 2022 national championships.

The head coaching transition has been planned since 2018, according to Augsburg Athletic Director Jeff Swenson ’79, who led the Auggie men’s wrestling program to 10 national titles in his 25-season tenure (1980-94, 1986-2007) as head coach. Valek and Moulsoff were named co-head coaches in the 2019-20 season.

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Valek joins Moulsoff as men’s wrestling co-head coaches

MINNEAPOLIS — After serving on the Augsburg University men’s wrestling coaching staff for the past seven seasons, three-time Augsburg All-American Tony Valek ’12 will join current head coach Jim Moulsoff as co-head coaches of the Auggie men’s wrestling program, the university has announced.

Valek served as a graduate assistant coach for the Auggies from 2012-14, and has been the Auggies’ associate head coach since 2014.

“Tony has worked side by side with me over the past five seasons and is very deserving of this promotion,” Moulsoff said. “We are excited to continue working together to provide a great academic and athletic experience for our wrestlers.”

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Augsburg coach Jim Moulsoff named 2019 Coach of the Year

MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University wrestling Head Coach Jim Moulsoff was named the 2019 Coach of the Year, after leading his Auggies to their 13th NCAA Division III national title, it was announced on Tuesday.

It is the first time Moulsoff has earned the honor from, a website that covers NCAA Division III wrestling. It’s Moulsoff’s third national coaching award in his five years as head coach; he earned NCAA National Tournament Coach of the Year honors in both 2015 and 2019 from the National Wrestling Coaches Association. He’s also earned Region Coach of the Year honors four times in his five Auggie head coaching seasons.

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Guillotine Grapevine Podcast: At the Auggie Open with Augsburg coach Jim Moulsoff and Minnesota State assistant Ty Eustice

It’s college wrestling season and here in Minnesota, that means one of the first major events is hosted by Augsburg University in Minneapolis. On Episode 36 of The Guillotine Grapevine, we’ll chat with Augsburg head wrestling coach Jim Moulsoff about the team, the tournament and the landscape of Division III wrestling and we’ll also get a chance to sneak into a back hallway to talk with new Minnesota State assistant coach Ty Eustice.

Eustice spent the last several years working for J Robinson Camps in Minneapolis. He’s back in Mankato where he spent two years as a graduate assistant after completing his collegiate career at the University of Iowa.

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The Guillotine – June 12, 2015

The June 12, 2015 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Mirror Images – West Central Area, One-on-One with Jim Moulsoff, and The Guillotine High School Class Rankings.

More content in this issue: Kids and Cadets State Tournament Action, Lace ‘Em Up, Officially Speaking, The Mat Grinder, Camps-Clinics-Training, Where Have They Gone? – Jerry Cleveland.

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