Concordia University, Nebraska, Head Wrestling Coach Dana Vote introduced former two-time National Champion Glenn Rhees as the Bulldog’s Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach on Thursday.
“I am excited to bring in an individual that possesses such a decorated history on the mat, yet more importantly Glenn brings the type of character we strive to build here at Concordia,” Vote said.
In addition to his competitive accolades, Rhees brings four years of coaching experience to Concordia. His coaching career began in the spring of 2008 at Mason City High School (Iowa), and over the next two seasons Rhees served as the Freestyle Head Coach for the Mohawks. He went on to become Freestyle Head Coach for Knoxville High School (Iowa) in 2010 and the Head Assistant Coach at Fairfield High School (Iowa) in 2011.
Rhees graduated from Grand View University (Iowa) in 2011 with a degree in liberal arts and a minor in psychology. He wrestled for the Vikings in 2010 and 2011, capturing the 174-pound NAIA National Championship in 2010 and finishing second overall in 2011. Rhees began his collegiate career at North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) in Mason City. Rhees’ first National Championship came as a Trojan in 2009 when he won the 174-pound junior college title. His combined individual record collegiate record was 82-12, including 26-3 at NIACC.
“I’m honored to join the Concordia staff and assist Coach Vote as we instill a championship mentality and lifestyle throughout the Bulldog program,” Rhees said.