NWCA Announces NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year

Cedar Rapids, IA – On Thursday, prior to the NCAA Division III Championships, the National Wrestling Coaches Association honored the six finalists for the NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year and announced the winner as selected by his peers. This award is presented to the coach that has demonstrated outstanding effort throughout the season in developing and elevating their program on campus and in the community. The awards are presented by Defense Soap, the official Hygiene partner of the NWCA.

“In continuing our mission, Defense Soap is proud to partner with the NWCA, to keep wrestlers on the mat with our products and education in hygiene.” Guy Sako, Founder and CEO of Defense Soap.

The recipient of this year’s NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year is TJ Miller of Loras College.  Coach Miller is in his fourth year as head coach his team is coming off the school’s best season in history having captured the NCAA Division III National-Runner up Trophy in 2019.  This year saw the Duhawks knock off perennial power Wartburg and end their 27-year streak of conference titles and in doing so secured Loras’ first conference title in school history.

“Coach Miller has done a great job at Loras College and has continued in his father’s footsteps as a championship program builder.” Said Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director. “It’s no surprise that in his short time at the helm he has been able compete at the national level.”


  • Central Region Charles Mason – College of Mt. St. Josephs (Bio)
  • Northeast Region Mike Sugermeyer – Western New England University (Bio)
  • Southeast Region Joe Favia – Stevens Institute of Technology (Bio)
  • Mideast Region Joe Galante – The College of New Jersey (Bio)
  • Lower Midwest Region – TJ Miller – Loras College (Bio)
  • Upper Midwest Region Dave Malecek – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (Bio)





The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments. The three core competencies of the NWCA are: Coaching Development, Student-Athlete Welfare, and the Promotion of Wrestling.

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