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Dundee's Roberts Named National Coach of the Year

By MI Grappler , 06/19/20, 10:45AM EDT


From Nate Naasz, NWCA

Manheim, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) is proud to announce the 2020 winners of the State, Section, and National High School Boys Coach of the Year awards.

This year’s National Boys Coach of the Year is Tim Roberts from Dundee High School (MI) and the National Boys Assistant Coaching Staff of the Year represents Archbald High School of Ohio.

Roberts (National, Section 4, and Michigan Coach of the Year) just completed his 30th season at Dundee High School where he has served as the head coach for the last 21 years. His 2019-20 squad finished as State Champions with 13 individual state placers and seven state champions. Coach Roberts has coached his squads to 12 state titles and six runner-up finishes while being selected as the Regional Coach of the Year 19 times and the State Coach of the Year eight additional times.

This year the NWCA expanded the awards program to recognize not just a single assistant coach from a program, but rather the entire coaching staff. The 2019-2020 National, Section 2, and Ohio Assistant Coaching Staff of the Year awardee is Cody Ruffer who coaches at his alma mater, Archbald High School (OH). Coach Ruffer has been on staff for the past nine seasons working under his own high school coach.

“The NWCA is proud be able to provide a platform to help recognize outstanding coaches at both the state, section, and national levels. Coaches have the ability to positively impact the lives of their athletes and ultimately change the fabric of a community,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “While we are recognizing these winners, we also want to thank each coach out there as they give so much of themselves to their program and athletes.”