• RCTC Wrestling Coach Nominated for Coach of the Year

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    December 07, 2017

    ​RCTC Head Wrestling Coach Nominated for Coach of the Year
    (Rochester, MN) Rochester Community and Technical College is excited to announce Head Wrestling Coach, Randy Rager, has been nominated by Rochester Sports (formerly Rochester Amateur Sports Commission) and now selected as a finalist for Coach of the Year!
    Coach Rager was surprised and appreciative of the nomination saying, “Coaching is often a thankless job, and I’ve always worked hard to do the best for our athletes. It feels good to be recognized for these efforts.”
    Randy Rager was previously named NJCAA Division III National Coach of the year twice and Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Wrestling Coach of the Year five times. Rager has also held the position of Vice President of the NJCAA Coaches Association since 2014.
    RCTC Athletic Director, Mike Lester, said “We are thrilled that the Rochester Amateur Sports Commission has named Coach Rager as a finalist for Coach of the Year. His commitment to the students and student-athletes at RCTC is second to none. Coach Rager has built a long tradition of success year in and year out with our wrestling program.”  Lester added, “The Athletic Department, Department of Student Affairs and all of RCTC's faculty, staff and students are very proud of Randy and his young men.”
    The winner of the Coach of the Year Award will be announced at the 13th Annual Rochester Sports Banquet which will be held Monday, January 29th, 2018 at the Rochester Event Center.
    Established in 1915, RCTC is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 8,000 students a year in credit courses and nearly 3,700 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC’s expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
    The Minnesota State system consists of 37 colleges and universities with over 16,000 employees offering nearly 4,000 educational programs to nearly 400,000 students. It is the fifth-largest higher education system in the United States.
    RCTC is a member of the Minnesota State system.
    Michelle Messenger, Marketing Specialist
    (507) 536-5602