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Anderson Resigns as Duke Wrestling Coach
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/21/2012
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DURHAM, N.C.-Duke University Vice President and Director of Athletics Kevin White announced on Wednesday the resignation of Duke wrestling head coach Clar Anderson. Anderson has served as the wrestling head coach since the 1997-98 season.

"It has been a privilege working for Duke University and especially with outstanding student athletes," Anderson said. "A highlight of my career is when our team garnered the highest GPA in the country for wrestling teams and coaching Konrad Dudziak in the NCAA finals.  But equally important to me was the deep relationships I forged with all of my athletes.  I will miss coaching, but look forward to the next stage of my life and spending more time with my family."

In his 15 seasons with Duke, Anderson compiled a career record of 101-125-2. He helped guide 14 Blue Devils to the NCAA Championships and mentored two-time All-American heavyweight Konrad Dudziak. He was named the ACC Coach of the Year in 2004 after guiding Duke to a third-place finish at the ACC Championships with four All-ACC selections and four NCAA qualifiers. In 2008, Anderson amassed a career-high win total with a 12-9 overall record.

Under Anderson's guidance, the team has ranked among the nation's top programs in grade point average, including the highest in 2007 and 2008. Ten Duke wrestlers earned NWCA All-Academic honors under his watch.

In 2012, Duke posted a 3-10-0 overall record and 0-5 mark in ACC competition. The Blue Devils finished sixth at the ACC Championships. Freshman Tanner Hough represented Duke at the NCAA Championships this season.

Assistant coach Glen Lanham will remain on staff as the interim head coach until Anderson's successor is hired. A search for a head coach will begin immediately.