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Tyson Springer

Head Coach - 3rd Season

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Head Coach Tyson Springer joined the Tigers in Spring 2013.  He drew the task of restarting the Doane wrestling program in Fall 2013 after the program lost numbers and ended in the 1970s.

Springer joined the Tiger staff from Dickinson State (ND) where he had served as an assistant coach since the 2010-11 season. He joined his alma mater a few years after completing a decorated collegiate wrestling career. In 2011, he joined the DSU admission office as a counselor. Springer's experience with recruiting while working in Dickinson will play a key roll as Doane begins to build their program.

While competing for the DSU Blue Hawks, Springer claimed the NAIA national title at 165 lbs in 2005 when he defeated Leister Bowling of Dana College (Neb.), 3-2. In 2006, he took runner-up honors as he was defeated by Jake Dieffenbach of Lindenwood University (Mo.). During both seasons, the Blue Hawks were ranked in the Top 10 of each weekly national poll.

Prior to DSU, Springer attended North Idaho Community College in Post Falls. In 2003, he placed fourth at the NJCAA National Championship at 174 lbs to earn All-American honors. During both seasons, he helped the Cardinals win the NJCAA National Title. In high school he was a three-time state finalist, winning one state championship, with a record of 138-8.

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Will Ringer

Grad Assistant - 3rd Season

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Coach Ringer joined the Tiger coaching staff in Fall 2013.  A graduate of Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, he earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and criminal justice.  He was a three-year starter at 285 lbs and was a two-time President’s Athletic Conference champion (2011, 2013).  Prior to college, he competed at Reynolds Jr./Sr. High School where he was a four-year starter.  His team won three PIAA Dual State Championships and Ringer placed 7th at 285 lbs in the 2009 state championship.

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Matt Anderson

Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

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Coach Anderson joined the Tiger staff in the Fall of 2014. Before coming to Doane, he was the head wrestling coach at Crete High School for 13 seasons and has been teaching and coaching at Crete since the Fall of 1993.

Coach Anderson wrestled collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Kearney where he was a national qualifier in 1990 and selected as a Division II All-Academic Team member in 1991. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from UNK in 1992 and Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College in 1998.

Originally from Axtell, Nebraska, Coach Anderson resides in Crete with his wife, Jennene, and three children.

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McKehna Thiem

Manager - 3rd Season

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