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MHS Wrestling Coach named a National Coach of the Year

Post Date:01/11/2018

Robert Gonzales

Manhattan High School’s Wrestling Coach Robert Gonzales has been selected as a 2017 National Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association.

Leading the Manhattan Indians wrestling squad to a 6A State Championship in 2017, Gonzales hoisted his third state title as a head coach. A 40-year head coaching career has accumulated a record of 317 wins and 133 losses. Gonzales has fingerprints on the leadership of wrestling throughout the state of Kansas and also the nation. The leader of the Indians has served on numerous state and national committees during his time around the mat.

In 2017, the Indians crowned two state champions individually and also captured two runners-up in the path to their state title at Hartman Arena.

Gonzales has been named the Kansas Wrestling Coach Association (KWCA) Coach of the Year six times, while being named the City of Topeka Coach of the Year nine times.

Coach Gonzales is in his 14th year at Manhattan High School. Congratulations Coach - we are so proud of you!

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