New SHS wrestling coaches look to bring national success

Long-time Minnesota coaches Scot Davis and Jim Jackson join forces to coach in Sandpoint, Idaho

For a high school sports coach, it’s common to have as many years of coaching experience as their athletes have been alive.

However, new Sandpoint High School Wrestling coach Scot Davis has been coaching wrestling since most of their parents have been alive.

Davis has been coaching the sport of wrestling for 50 years and is the winningest coach in amateur wrestling history.

As a coach, Davis is currently sporting a 1205-209-4 record. Some of the other accolades that Davis has collected over the years include 1998 NHSCA National Coach of the Year, 2007 Wrestling USA Magazine National Coach of the Year; Top Rookie College Coach by Amateur Wrestling News and NCAA News in 1986, and is a member of nine different halls of fame. Continue reading at →

St Cloud wrestling coach Scot Davis reaches unprecedented milestone

His 43 seasons coaching – including two short-lived retirements – have included a dozen or so stops across the country coaching at schools ranging from Native American reservations, a Twin Cities suburban behemoth, outstate powerhouses, and other stops in North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, South Carolina, and Iowa.

Minnesota wrestling fans know Davis from the 25 years he spent making Owatonna a perennial State Tournament contender, but his mark on the national record books was solidified when St Cloud won a pair of matches at a recent triangular against Maple Grove and Osseo that made him the first coach in the country to hit 1,200 wins. View/continue reading at →

Reusse: On his way to 1,200 wins, Davis makes prep wrestling the land of opportunity

The name Kyle Schweisthal rolls off the tongues of those Owatonna sports fans dedicated to Huskies athletics back in 2005. Wrestling remained the winter king, and coach Scot Davis had assembled a lineup so strong that it was ready to go headgear-to-headgear with the Apple Valley dynasty.

Owatonna had defeated Apple Valley 40-24 early in the regular season, ending the Eagles’ 199-match winning streak against Minnesota teams. And now on late Friday afternoon, Feb. 25, they were set to meet again in the Class 3A semifinals at Xcel Energy Center.

“Usually, the fans for the wrestlers that are done for the afternoon … they leave,” said Davis, then Owatonna’s coach. “Not that time. Everyone stayed. There had to be more than 10,000 fans. It was nuts in there.”

Apple Valley had won six titles in a row entering that showdown with its longtime, oft-beaten Owatonna rivals. Apple Valley would win 12 more titles in a row, including a co-championship with St. Michael-Albertville in 2013.

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Winningest high school coach in the country hired to coach Digger’s wrestling team

Long time Owatonna coach has a new job in Idaho

Newly named Sugar-Salem head wrestling coach Scot Davis has tried to retire a couple of times but it never seems to stick — he loves wrestling too much.

Davis has translated that love into wrestling success over the past 46 years winning a national record-setting 1129 duals with only 197 losses at the high school level. He’s the winningest high school coach in the country and he’s decided to coach at Sugar-Salem high school.

“We’re excited,” said Sugar-Salem athletic director Jay Miller. “We’ve been so pleased and so honored to have Keven as long as we have but we’re looking forward to some really excellent years with (Scot).” Continue reading at

The Guillotine – January 3, 2014

The January 3, 2014 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Featured content in this issue includes: Referee Brian Bakke Knows Adversity | A Tradition of Unrivaled Achievement – Coach Scot Davis | Dawson-Boyd/Lac Qui Parle – Home Grown Aggressiveness | Cameron Sykora – Handling the Pressure | One-on-One With Randy Rager | Where Have They Gone? – Buzz Cummins.

More content in this issue: Rumble on the Red Tournament Action | Lace ‘Em Up | The Mat Grinder | High School Rankings | Officially Speaking | Minnesota Christmas Tournament Action | Ask The Doc | View From The Matbird Seat | Minnesota College Connection – Q&A with Nick Tourville | Open Tournament Calendar | Fastest Falls | Upcoming Camps, Clinics, and Training | Word Search Puzzle.

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The April 6, 2005 issue of The Guillotine has arrived! Content in this issue includes: Gophers finish in 5th place | Warm-Up | MWCA President‘s Report | Letters to the Editor | Where Have They Gone? | Destiny over Dynasty | Vikings finish 2nd; Mavericks finish 3rd | Ask The Doc | MWCA Hall of Fame inducts five | MWCA Awards | Officially Speaking | Jensen and Hovden honored | View from the Matbird Seat | Matousek named Mr. Minnesota | Years Ago | National Hall State Chapter to induct eight | Through the Eyes of Mom.

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