Assistant Wrestling Coach
Tucker Lane will begin his second season with Northern Colorado Wrestling in 2016-17.
Lane, originally from Nucla, Colorado joins UNC after spending three seasons as the top assistant coach at The Citadel where he worked primarily with the upper weight classes.
"We are very happy to add someone of Tucker's caliber to our coaching staff," Nickerson said. "Being a Coloradan, Tucker is very familiar with the makeup of the state and our program. I have been very impressed with what Tucker has done in his three years, working at The Citadel. He will make a significant impact on our upper weights."
In three seasons, Lane has coached 11 NCAA qualifiers including three All-Americans.
Lane came to The Citadel from the University of Nebraska where he was a four-time NCAA qualifier, collecting eight victories in his four appearances at nationals. After the Cornhuskers made the move to the Big Ten in 2012, Lane nabbed seventh place as a No. 4 seed at his first Big Ten Tournament.
As a Big XII contender from 2008-2010, Lane earned three consecutive third place finishes in the conference tournament, racking up six victories.
Lane also excelled in the classroom at Nebraska, receiving numerous academic accolades including the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. He was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2012 and a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American, including first team honors his senior year.
Lane was a four-time National Wrestling Coaches Association All-Academic team member, academic All-Big Ten and two-time first team academic All-Big XII and an eight-time member of the Big XII Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Before enrolling at Nebraska, Lane was a three-time state champion at Nucla High School in Colorado under the direction of former professional wrestler, head coach and father Larry Lane.
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Stryker Lane is in his second year of coaching here at University of Northern Colorado.
Prior to joining the UNC coaching staff, Lane wrestled at Cornell University with Head Coach Troy Nickerson.
Lane had an impressive career, with 68 wins, and 20 falls. Lane was also 1x NCAA Tournament Qualifier as well.
Lane hails from Redvale, Colorado, where he excelled as a High School Wrestler. His 123 pins is a Colorado state record. He was also a first-team All-American and named the Denver Post’s wrestler of the year. In addition, Lane was also the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s wrestler of the year, and Dave Schultz High School Excellence winner for the Colorado Chapter.
Lane graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Development Sociology and a minor in history.
Lane is the son of Larry and Gwen Lane, and brother of Head Assistant Coach Tucker Lane.
1x NCAA Qualifier
68-38 career record
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Phone: (810) 705-6196
Donnie Corby begins his second season with the Bears Wrestling squad in 2016-17.
Corby joined the UNC Wrestling coaching staff last season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach. Corby also serves as a club coach for the UNC Cubs Club youth wrestling program and was a high school coach for the 2013-14 season at Croswell Lexington High School (Michigan). Corby wrestled at the Division I level for Central Michigan University from 2008-2013.
During his time at CMU, Corby was a team captain from 2010 to 2013, a three-time NCAA Division I Nationals qualifier, and a three-time Mid-American Conference (MAC) Tournament placer [Champion, runner-up, and third-place]. The CMU team were MAC regular season Champions in 2010, 2011 and 2013, and MAC Tournament Champions in 2010, 2011, and 2012.
Corby graduated from CMU with a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He was named to the NWCA Academic team and MAC All-Academic team during his time in college, and was a student academic representative for the CMU wrestling team as well.
Originally from Lexington, Michigan, Corby was the 2008 Div. 3 State Champion at 140 pounds and the runner up at 140 pounds in 2007. He had a career record of 199-23 with an undefeated 57-0 senior season with no takedowns given up throughout the entire season.