Yagla Appointed Wrestling Coordinator of Officials
July 30, 2008
IRVING, Texas - Chuck Yagla has been appointed Coordinator of Wrestling Officials for the Big Ten and Big 12 Conferences.
Yagla will be responsible for the assignment, evaluation, and training of the leagues' officials, while also serving as the liaison to NCAA officiating committees. His extensive background in the field includes 24 years as an NCAA official, including 12 NCAA Division I National Dual Meet Championship assignments. He also worked the Championship meets for the Big Ten and Pac-10 Conferences.
As a collegiate wrestler, Yagla posted a career record of 133-17-2 at the University of Iowa where he racked up numerous honors. He was a three-time All-American, two-time NCAA and Big Ten Champion (150 lbs.), and was recognized as the NCAA Outstanding Wrestler in 1976.
The Waterloo, Iowa, native competed nationally garnering several United States Wrestling Federation honors. He was a World Cup Freestyle Champion in 1979, and was a member of the 1980 USA Olympic Freestyle Team competing in the 149.5 pound division.
His accomplishments have been acknowledged on all levels within the sport as he has been inducted into five different Halls of Fame, with his most recent being in 2004 by the University of Iowa Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame.
Yagla retired from officiating in March of 2007, and is presently employed at the Kirk Gross Company in Waterloo where he serves as the director of marketing and public relations.