Frazier won't return as Loyola wrestling coach

April 04, 2001|By Lem Satterfield

Longtime Loyola wrestling coach Dennis Frazier confirmed that his teaching contract is not being renewed for next season, and that he has applied for teaching and coaching positions in Howard and Carroll counties, as well as for a teaching position at Western Maryland College.

Frazier, 44, a 17-year physical education teacher and wrestling coach, said he was told by a school administrator three weeks ago that he would not be rehired because Loyola was "moving in a new direction."

Loyola athletic director John Tucker said the physical education department was overstaffed and had to be reduced.

Frazier has 216 career dual-meet wins. Loyola heavyweight Colin Doyle won Loyola's first individual state championship this past season. Last Friday, the Maryland Wrestling Officials' Association named Frazier its recipient of the Outstanding Contributions to the Sport award.

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