Heros Get Remebered, But Legends Never Die

In college sports it is too often that coaches are measured by their number of wins and loses, championships, ETC. However, the great ones are remembered for much more. Under Head Coach Jim Miller the wrestling program at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, has added to their trophy case. From 1991-2013 at the NCWA Cliff Keen National Duals, the knights have won 404 dual meets and only lost 34. The last four wins lead to a third consecutive (and seventh overall) National Duals Division III title. Under Millers tenure the team has won 20 consecutive Iowa Conference Championships and have not lost a dual to a conference foe since the 1993-1994 season. Since 1996, Wartburg has won 9 NCAA Titles, have produced 34 individual National Champions, 138 All-Americans, and 70 Academic All-Americans. Miller, who took over the program in 1991, announced in September that he would be stepping down at the end of this year. To many of the students he was much more than a coach to them. the assistant coach will be taking over for him when he steps down. The president of the college said “Not only did he put together a wrestling program that is envy of the nation, he lived Wartburg mission in a way that I envy.”

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