National Wrestling Hall of Fame

Take it to the Mat

by US Olympic Coach Bobby Douglas

Illustrated with Les Anderson

Bobby Douglas takes you back to the future with 21st century mat wrestling techniques.

Back of the book reads:

Names the Big 12 Conference’s 2001 Coach-of-theYear, Bobby Douglas is considered one of the nation’s most knowledgeable and respected experts in his field. Douglas holds more than 350 victories during his collegiate coaching tenure at Arizona State, Cal State-Santa Barbara, and Iowa State.

His many other successes include:

  • USA Wrestling Coach-of-the-Year in 1992
  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee
  • A career dual record of 359-133-9
  • Coached 92 All-American wrestlers
  • Seven time PAC 10 Coach-of-the-Year
  • Fourth place, 1964 Olympics in Toyko
  • Captain, 1968 Olympics in Mexico City

History of International coaching:

  • 1992 Olympic Coach: his team won three gold medals, two silver, and one bronze (Baumgartner, Smith, Jackson, Jones, Monday, and Campbell)
  • World Cup Magnolia and World Cup Toledo, Ohio
  • World Championships, Goodwill Games, and Pan American Games
  • Assistant Coach at the Olympics in ’76, ’80, ’84. and ’88




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