Hall of Fame Inductees, by Year Doug Denson= Millard South

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Coach- 2019

Few Coaches have won more honors and accolades than Doug Denson.  In his 35-year career coaching wrestling-the last 22 at Millard South–Denson steered the Patriots to five State Team Championships, including four straight from 2005-08, and five runner-up finishes.  Millard South also won three of the first five State Dual Championships.  His 2006 team set a State Meet record with 12 medalists and a district record with 272.5 points.  In 2015, another State Championship year, Denson was named the National Coach of the Year.  Early in his career, Denson coached at Palmer and Boys Town, leading Palmer to a state runner-up finish in 1987.  He coached more than 300 state qualifiers and nearly 200 medalists, including 29 state champions at Millard South, three at Boys Town and two at Palmer.  He was the first Nebraska wrestling coach with 400 dual victories