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Central’s Van Kley Wins Coaching Honor

Posted: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 5:51 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Trevor Castle

On the heels of Central College’s most successful season in more than two decades, Dutch head coach Eric Van Kley has been named the NCAA Division III Central Region Coach of the Year.

In his tenth season at the helm, Van Kley helped Central to an 18th-place national finish, the program’s best finish since 1994.

The Dutch sent five wrestlers to nationals and had two All-Americans, with junior CJ Pestano finishing fourth at 125 pounds and sophomore Cam Timok taking fifth at 133.

Van Kley has his staff also received the Central Regional Coaching Staff of the Year last season.