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Scott Promoted to Head Wrestling Coach


William Penn University Athletics Director Nik Rule is proud to announce that Aron Scott has been hired as Head Wrestling Coach.

Scott is quite familiar with the program, serving as an assistant the past three-plus seasons.  During his tenure, he has guided six national qualifiers, one qualifying tournament champion, and one All-American.

“The goal in our athletic department is to have high-achieving programs and the vision needs to match that,” Rule said.  “Through our conversations with Coach Scott, it was clear his vision is just that.”

“Coach Scott has deep connections in the wrestling community, has been mentored and coached by some of the best in the world, and has deep knowledge in the sport,” Rule added.  “These are all things that are positive in developing a great program.”

A 2008 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Industrial Technology, he was a national qualifier and three-time letterwinner for the Cyclones.  He wrestled under legendary coaches Bobby Douglas and Cael Sanderson; Sanderson was an Olympic champion.

At Iowa State, he helped host numerous wrestling camps on the Ames campus as well as back in his hometown of Oskaloosa.  More recently, he has assisted in hosting camps at WPU.

A graduate of Oskaloosa HS, Scott was a two-time state qualifier, finishing sixth once and leading the Indians to a state championship in 2003.  He was successful in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman, winning multiple state titles and qualifying for the national tournament four times.

“I am very thankful for the opportunity that William Penn has given me,” Scott said.  “I am excited to see what our guys will accomplish the remainder of the season and for the future of William Penn wrestling.”

Scott takes over a young program loaded at the lower weights, highlighted by 125-pounder John Altieri who is a two-time national qualifier and currently ranked 10th in the NAIA.  A total of five Statesmen are ranked within the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

For more information, contact:

Wade Steinlage
Director of Athletic Communications
641-673-1025 |

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