PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University will have a new head wrestling coach for the 2005-06 season.
Panther head wrestling coach Donnie Perrin has announced that he will step down at the end of the current season. PSU athletic director John P. Clark has also announced that second-year assistant wrestling coach Jason Holder will take over from Perrin as the new head coach.
A 1996 PSU graduate and former three-time All-New England wrestler for the Panthers, Perrin has coached the Panthers for three seasons. He has coached nine All-New England wrestlers and three New England Champions in his first two years and has two wrestlers highly ranked this season.
“We would like to thank Donnie for his service and dedication to our school and our wrestling program,” said Clark. “He has a lot of pride in the program and worked very hard for the wrestlers. We knew he would only be here two or three years, and we felt when we hired Jason Holder that he would make an excellent successor to Donnie. We’re sorry to see Donnie leave, and we wish him nothing but the best. We also believe our program is in good hands with Jason Holder. He comes from New Hampshire and a strong wrestling background, and we’re thrilled to have him as our coach.”
A 2002 graduate of Boston University, Holder is a former NCAA Division I National qualifier and three-time All-Conference wrestler for the Terriers. He also earned a Masters degree from BU in Human Movement Education with an emphasis on Sports Psychology. The Granite State native was a former High School All-American and two-time New England Champion at Timberlane High School in Plaistow.
“I’ve learned a lot about Plymouth State and the wrestling program in my two years here, and I’m excited about the stability of the program and taking over as head coach,” said Holder. “I have a passion for the sport, and am looking forward to continuing to work with the team and everyone at Plymouth State.”
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