Vote named new Concordia wrestling coach

By on Apr. 16, 2012 in Wrestling

Vote named new Concordia wrestling coach

Concordia University, Nebraska, announced today that Dana Vote has been named the Bulldogs' wrestling head coach.  Vote will also be serving in an athletic administration game management role at Concordia

“We are very pleased to welcome Dana to Concordia.  One of the primary qualities we stressed as the committee completed our search was leadership and Dana exudes that quality,” said Scott Seevers, vice president for enrollment, student life and athletics. “His track record of leadership in the area of academic support for his athletes was a real differentiator for the search team.”

Vote comes to Concordia after spending the past five seasons as an assistant coach at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa.  Over the past four seasons, Vote served as the Beavers’ top assistant.  He also served as a student assistant for BVU during the 2007-08 season.  In addition, Vote worked as a camp clinician at the University of Iowa wrestling camps in 2006.

At Buena Vista, Vote helped guide three All-Americans, six national qualifiers and four Academic All-Americans.

“I’m honored to become the new head coach of the Bulldogs.  This is a great opportunity to step into a program that has limitless possibilities,” said Vote.  “I’m excited to meet the team and begin building the championship lifestyle together.” 

Before becoming a coach, Vote wrestled at both 149 and 157 pounds for the Beavers during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons.  A two-time letter winner with Buena Vista, Vote wrestled for Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge for two seasons and was a national qualifier.

Vote graduated from Buena Vista in 2008 with a degree in exercise science and sports management.

“Dana brings a wealth of collegiate recruiting experience in the Midwest and the technical knowledge needed to mentor nationally ranked competitors while demonstrating a desire to engage our student-athletes in a broad-based manner,” said Devin Smith, Concordia athletic director. “Over the past three seasons, we have initiated a pattern of success for Concordia wrestling and I am certain that Dana will build upon the momentum.”