August 3, 1977 |
Osage, Iowa, United States
|Weight||145.5 lb (66 kg)|
|College team||Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling|
Doug Schwab (born August 3, 1977 in Osage, Iowa) is a male freestyle wrestler and NCAA wrestling coach from United States. He participated in Men's freestyle 66 kg at 2008 Summer Olympics. He lost a match in the 1/16 of final against Andriy Stadnik. In the first consolation round he lost and was eliminated by Sushil Kumar.
He wrestled at the University of Iowa, where he was a three-time All-American and Big Ten Champion. He also won the 1999 NCAA Championship at 141 pounds. He finished his collegiate career with 130 wins, which ranked 10th in school history as of 2012. As a high school wrestler at Osage High School, he was a 3-time state finalist (missing the 1994 tournament due to injury). He won the 1996 2A state championship at 130 pounds.
Following his collegiate career, Schwab served as an assistant coach under Tom Brands at Virginia Tech during the 2005-2006 season. He returned to Iowa as a volunteer assistant coach in 2006-2007. He was promoted to full-time assistant for the Hawkeyes from 2007-2010. On August 1, 2010, Schwab was named the 9th head wrestling coach for the University of Northern Iowa.
In May 2014, Schwab inked a seven-year extension to remain the head wrestling coach of the Panthers. The extension came a few months after he led the wrestling squad to a perfect 13-0 dual season and crowned three All-Americans. Three All-Americans (Dylan Peters, Joe Colon, and Joey Lazor) was the most in program history since 2002.
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