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Corey Ruff

Wrestling Head Coach
Athletics Offices
(270) 384-8527

Coach Corey Ruff is the wrestling program's first head coach. Ruff was hired November,  2009, and will lead the Lindsey Wilson wrestling team in its inaugural season in 2009-10.

Ruff heads the Lindsey Wilson program after being an assistant at Ellsworth Community College and at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

During his time at Ellsworth and Wisconsin-La Crosse, Ruff helped coach four national champions, 24 All-Americans, 19 regional champions and 40 national qualifiers.

While at Wisconsin-La Crosse, Ruff helped the team improve its national tournament finish each of the three seasons he was on staff. In 2004-05, UW-La Crosse finished as national runner-up in the NCAA Division III National Championships. At Ellsworth, Ruff helped the team to a fifth place finish in 2007-08.

Before his collegiate coaching career, Ruff spent four years as the assistant coach at Arcadia High School in Wisconsin. While at Arcadia he led the strength and conditioning program and assisted in all other aspects of the team.

With the program beginning in the fall of 2009, Ruff's primary responsibility is recruiting Lindsey Wilson's first team.

The wrestling program will be housed in the new health and wellness center which is scheduled for opening in the fall of 2009. There will be a 5,000 square foot area that includes a wrestling room and offices for the staff.

Ruff resides in Columbia.

High School: Arcadia High, 1991
College: Buena Vista University, 2008

Collegiate Coaching Career
2003-06: Assistant Coach (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
2006-08: Assistant Coach (Ellsworth Community College)

Coaching Accomplishments

  • Coached 4 National Champions, 24 All Americans, 19 Region Champs, and 40 National Qualifiers in 5 years at college level.
  • Scored most points at the National Tournament in University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse wrestling history with the 04-05 team.
  • Tied Ellsworth CC (Iowa) record with 5 All Americans in one season, and highest national tournament finish.
  • UW-L wrestling finished with the 9th highest GPA in NCAA Division III each of final two years.
  • Coached 3 State Champions, 8 State place winners, 10 State qualifiers in 4 years at high school level.
  • Helped lead the Arcadia High School wrestling team to the sectional finals three straight seasons. 

Tournament Accomplishments

1999-02  --  5th-8th Place WIAA D3 State Dual Series  
2003-04  -- 7th Place NCAA Division III Tournament 
2004-05  -- 4th Place NCAA Division III Tournament    
2005-06  -- 2nd Place NCAA Division III Tournament    
2006-07  -- 15th Place NJCAA Division I Tournament   
2007-08  -- 5th Place NJCAA Division I Tournament 

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