Lazo named Texas Wesleyan women’s and men’s head wrestling coach

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FORT WORTH—Athletic Director Ricky Dotson has announced Jose Lazo as the new head coach for men’s and women’s wrestling of the Texas Wesleyan University Rams.

Kevin Millikan, Assistant Athletic Director, shared his thoughts on the hiring Jose Lazo: “We’re excited about the addition of Jose Lazo to our coaching staff. He comes with a lot of energy and is looking to continue our men’s and women’s wrestling teams’ success in recent years. I think Jose will do a great job taking these programs forward,” Millikan said.

With relatively new sports on campus, Coach Lazo is looking to make a significant impact quickly into his tenure. Before the announcement, Lazo was the acting interim head coach. He said, “I took this job at Texas Wesleyan because I had already established great relationships with the athletes on this team. I have been a part of this team for the last two years, and I wanted to keep some continuity with our athletes. I love these young adults and want to continue to be a part of their growth.”

Coach Lazo served as Assistant Coach for the Rams for the last two years. Before this stint, he served as the Head Coach for Colleyville Heritage for three years. Before coaching for the Panthers, he led the wrestling program at Irving High School, his alma mater, for five years.
During his time with these programs, he developed 22 District Champions, 79 Regional Qualifiers, and 18 State Qualifiers. During the 2014-2015 season, he received District and Region Coach of the Year honors. Coach Lazo is focused on success for his teams. “My number one priority is to help teach them to be great people and students while chasing their dreams.” He plans to “have regular meetings to evaluate the progress our student-athletes have been making towards their academic and wrestling abilities.”

One of Lazo’s favorite quotes is “History has its eyes on you,” from the musical Hamilton. Lazo is focused on continuing the success of the wrestling programs at TXWES as he takes the helm for his first season as a college head coach.

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