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2015-16 Coaches
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Matt Hansen

Head Coach - 1st Season

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Matt Hansen took over the Doane wrestling program in Fall 2015 as the team's second head coach since the program restarted.

Coach Hansen had 10 years of collegiate experience prior to coming to Doane, serving as an assistant at Luther College, Hastings College and Simpson.  In preparation for a head coaching position, Hansen has developed a strong recruiting background, organizational skills and athlete development skills.  He is also a certified strength and conditioning coach. 

A two-time national qualifier on the University of Nebraska-Kearney wrestling team, Hansen was a member of two Loper teams that finished in the Top 15 at national championships.  He was a four-year letter winner and named to the Blue-Gold Academic Honor Roll in two separate years.

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Will Ringer

Assistant Coach - 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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Jesse Hellinger

Grad Assistant - 1st Season

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Jesse Hellinger joined the Tiger coaching staff in the Fall 2015. A graduate of Dickinson State University in Dickinson, North Dakota, he earned his bachelors degree in composite social sciences with an emphasis in criminal justice and a minor in sociology. He helped coach three Blue Hawks to All-American honors in the 2014-15 season. During his career for the Blue Hawks, he was a three-time national qualifier and two-time national finalist, winning the 197 lb. national title in 2014. Before arriving at Dickinson State, Hellinger wrestled for Sacramento City College in California. He earned All-American honors by winning the 184 lb. CCCAA state title in 2010. Prior to college, he competed at Winters High School (CA) where he was a four-year starter, team captain and the first state qualifier and state placer.