A legend in the wrestling circles of
America and has a success almost unparalleled in collegiate athletics.
At Canonsburg High School he was a three time WPIAL wrestling champion
1957-'58 & `59 and a 1959 PIAA champion and PIAA runner-up in 1957-'58.
In high school he won 70 consecutive dual matches.
At Moorhead State University he won three national championships, the
1962 NAIA 123# National Champion and 1963 NAIA 123# and NCAA Division I
115# National Champion. He is only the second wrestler to win two
wrestling national titles in one year.
He has completed his 40th year as head coach of North Dakota State
University. He is only the second wrestling coach at NDSU and has
compiled an outstanding record of 408 - 112 - 11 a winning percentage of
.776. He has led NDSU 38 consecutive winning dual meet seasons, in his
40 year coaching career.
He has coached 21 wrestlers to 30 NCAA Division II individual
championships and 20 wrestlers as NCAA runnerup. Coached 158
All-Americans in NCAA Division II and led NDSU to four NCAA Division II
National Team championships (1988-'98-'00-'01) six NCAA Division II
National Team Runners-up along with six third places finishes. NDSU has
won 17 North Central Conference Championships including nine straight
from 1982 thru 1990. His teams have finished in the Top Five of the
nation in NCAA Division 1 127 times and in the Top Ten 32 times.
A tireless promoter of wrestling Maughan is a leader in the success of
the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet National Championships hosted
annually in Fargo, North Dakota, where over 3600 athletes participate
He is a past President of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches
Association, member of the NAIA and NCAA Division II Halls of Fame, and
named one of the top 10 All-Time College Wrestling Coaches by Wrestling
Magazine. Honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling
Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
A graduate of Moorhead State University, he earned his B.S. Degree in
English and a Master