Randy Rager
Randy Rager
Title: Head Wrestling Coach
Phone: 507-280-3558
Email: randy.rager@rctc.edu
Randy Rager is in his fifteenth season at RCTC. Rager has coached 85 National Qualifiers, 18 NJCAA All-Americans, two NJCAA Individual National Champions, and many Academic All-Americans. Rager has built many nationally competitive teams over the years, winning the last seven MCAC State Championships and NJCAA Region XIII/North District Championships, and the NJCAA Division III Team National Championships in 2014 and 2017. Rager was voted seven times as MCAC and Region XIII Coach of the Year, 2014 and 2017 NJCAA Coach of the Year, and 2018 NJCAA Man of the Year. Rager completed an undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota – Morris in the late ’90s.  Rager was inducted into the U of M – Morris Hall of Fame in 2018 for his efforts as a Cougar: three-time NCAA DII Academic All-American, two-time U of M - Morris Wrestling MVP, and still the winningest wrestler in NCAA Division II history, with 162 wins. After his time in Morris, Minnesota, Rager coached for St. Cloud State University from 2001-2004, where he earned two master’s Degrees. Rager has been involved with developing local wrestlers through USA Wrestling since 2000. Coach Rager lives with his wife Abby, and their children: Carleen, Claire, and Ryder.

 

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