Hall of Fame – 2009
Dennis coached in the Hamburg Community Schools in Hamburg, Iowa from 1970-1979 and then came to Red Cloud Community Schools in 1980 where he is still coaching. While at Red Cloud he can proudly claim 106 State Qualifiers of which 39 have been state placers. Proud that he has been a head wrestling coach for 38 years he also has made time for the last 28 year to be head of the Pee-Wee Wrestling Program in Red Cloud. Special honors during his career have been NSWCA John McIntyre/Brett Wattnem Memorial Award in 2002, Who’s Who America Teacher Award, Nebraska Coaches Association 25 Year award, and the National Wrestling Coaches Association 25 Year Award. Dennis considers his biggest thrill starting the wrestling program in Hamburg, Iowa and winning the first dual. In addition was coaching the first State Champ at Red Cloud. Dennis is being introduced by his friend Dan Davenport.