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.