Parker Betts appointed Assistant Greco-Roman Wrestling Coach at Northern Michigan University | News, Sports, Jobs


Parker Betts

MARQUETTE – The Greco-Roman wrestling program at Northern Michigan University has a new assistant coach at Parker Betts.

“I am very happy that Parker is joining the coaching staff”, said Andy Bisek, the Greco-Roman head coach who made the announcement on Wednesday. “Parker was a very motivated leader within the team as an athlete. Recently he has spent time working with youth and high school wrestlers and is ready to help these age groups make the transition to college.

Betts returns to NMU after serving as an assistant coach at Gulf Breeze High School in Fla. Where he helped guide the Dolphins to a runner-up out of 30 schools at the District 1-2A Championships.

Prior to Gulf Breeze, Betts coached in two suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul Schools in Minnesota. He was head coach at Centennial High School in Circle Pines and assistant coach at St. Michael-Albertville in St. Michael.

He was also a volunteer assistant for the Greco-Roman NMU program during the 2016-17 academic year.

Betts, who wrestled at 120 kilograms, spent four years as a member of the Greco-Roman NMU team, where he was a three-time US Open All-American, won eight international medals and was the University National Champion in 2015. He also finished second at the senior national championships in 2016.

Betts graduated from NMU in 2017 with a degree in Physical Education and Coaching.

Information compiled by Sports Journal Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is [email protected]

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