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
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
2006-08: Assistant Coach (Ellsworth Community College)
- Coached 4 National Champions, 24 All Americans, 19 Region
Champs, and 40 National Qualifiers in 5 years at college
- 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.
1999-02 -- 5th-8th Place WIAA
D3 State Dual Series
2003-04 -- 7th Place NCAA Division III
2004-05 -- 4th Place NCAA Division III
2005-06 -- 2nd Place NCAA Division III
2006-07 -- 15th Place NJCAA Division I
2007-08 -- 5th Place NJCAA Division I