Dana Vote named head wrestling coach at Midland University
Midland University (Fremont, NE) has announced Gilmore City native Dana Vote as the institution’s new head wrestling coach.
Arriving at Midland from his role as the director of wrestling operations at Iowa State University for one season, Vote will oversee both the Warriors’ men’s and women’s programs.
Over the course of 10 years associated with collegiate wrestling, Vote has coached one National Champion, 11 All-Americans, 32 national qualifiers and 12 Academic All-Americans.
“Coach Vote has cultivated excellence throughout his career and we look forward to seeing him build on our wrestling tradition,” said Midland University Director of Athletics Dave Gillespie. “A leader who embodies the ideals of our university, Dana will push our athletes to excel in the classroom, in their sport, and as citizens.”
Vote, son of Dan and Cherene Vote of Gilmore City, returns to the National Association of Intercollege Athletics (NAIA) and Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) after spending the past school year as the director of wrestling operations at Iowa State.
He previously spent four years at the helm of Concordia University’s men’s wrestling program where he was twice named the GPAC Coach of the Year. Vote guided the Bulldogs to two GPAC Championships and two Regional Championships. He was also named the North Region Coach of the Year on two occasions.
“I enjoyed my time at Iowa State. I learned a lot of things. Being at Iowa State helped advance my career as a coach,” Vote said. “It provided the opportunity for me to improve on my skills. Being around other people and in the mix was a great all-around experience.”
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