In episode 735 of the Short Time Wrestling Podcast, the spotlight shines on retired college wrestling coach Mike Denney, whose illustrious career spans over 51 years. Coach Denney reminisces on his 32-year tenure at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO), during which he clinched seven national team titles. The 2011 championship was particularly poignant as it was followed by the abrupt discontinuation of the wrestling program at UNO, a decision that sent shockwaves through the wrestling community.
A momentous occasion awaits on Saturday, October 14, as Sapp Fieldhouse hosts a celebratory event honoring Coach Denney and his 2011 National Championship team, alongside 63 years of Nebraska-Omaha alumni. The festivities continue at Baxter Arena later that night during a hockey game. Denney articulates the healing journey post the disheartening phase post-2011 championship. He also explores the current administration's efforts at UNO to amend past decisions and shares intriguing anecdotes regarding Maryville's acquisition of Denney's old mats from UNO, marking the inception of a new chapter in his coaching career.
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Short Time Wrestling Podcast: Episode 735 – October 11, 2023