Mark Matzek, 2014
|Weight class||125 lbs.|
|National Titles||2 (133 lbs: 2004, '05)|
|High School Career|
Mark Matzek is the former head coach of the Augsburg Wrestling team. He served as head coach from July 2008 through July 2014, including one season as interim head coach. As a head coach, Matzek has a 55–21–1 dual meet record. A two-time individual national champion and three-time All-American wrestler during his Augsburg College career, Matzek compiled a 129–21 record.
In high school, Matzek was a two-time Wisconsin state champion for Ellsworth High School, where he is currently the head coach.
As a wrestler at Augsburg, Matzek was a three-time All-American, finishing fourth in 2003 and first in 2004 and 2005, all at 133 pounds. He closed his college career with 34–0 senior season, part of a 42 match win streak to end his career.
Matzek finished his first season behind John Marchette on the depth chart.
Matzek served as an assistant coach with the Augsburg wrestling program from 2006 to 2007. He served as assistant head coach during the 2007–08 season under head coach Sam Barber.
After Barber left the program at the conclusion of the 2007–08 season, Matzek served as the interim head coach from July 2008 to May 6, 2009. In his first season as head coach, Matzek led his time to a second place finish at the 2009 National Championships, a first place finish at the 2009 Great Lakes Regional and a 11-2 dual record in the 2008–09 season.
On May 7, 2009, the Augsburg Athletics department announced that Matzek had accept the position on a permanent basis. That season, Augsburg finished first at the 2010 and second in 2011 and 2012.
Matzek earned his 50th Dual Meet win on January 5, 2014 as Augsburg defeated St. Olaf 33-12.
Matzek resigned as head coach on July 28, 2014, a move he said would help him spend more time with his family in a new position as math teach in his home town of Ellsworth, Wisconsin.
- ^ a b "Mark Matzek resigns as Augsburg wrestling coach". Wrestling (Augsburg Athletics). July 28, 2014. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2014/7/28/wres072814.aspx. Retrieved Decemember 5, 2014.
- ^ Scallon, Sean (December 10, 2008). "Ellsworth’s Matzek leads fabled Augsburg College wrestling program". Pierce County Herald (Forum Communications Co.). http://www.piercecountyherald.com/event/article/id/18585/. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- ^ "Matzek, Evans remove 'interim' tag" (in English). Wrestling News (Minneapolis, Minn.: Augsburg College Athletics). May 7, 2009. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2009/5/7/wres050709.aspx?path=wrestling. Retrieved June 7, 2009.
- ^ Stoner, Don (March 6, 2010). "Auggies win D-III wrestling national title!". Augsburg Athletics. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2010/3/6/wres030610b.aspx?path=wrestling. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- ^ Stoner, Don (March 12, 2011). "Molitor wins title, Auggies finish 2nd". Augsburg Athletics. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2011/3/12/wres031211b.aspx?path=wrestling. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- ^ Stoner, Don (March 10, 2012). "Johnson wins title, Auggies finish 2nd". Augsburg Athletics. http://athletics.augsburg.edu/news/2012/3/10/wres031012b.aspx?path=wrestling. Retrieved May 7, 2013.
- Biography at Augsburg Athletics — New Website.