Dr. Everett D. Lantz

Wrestling Coach, 1937-65

Everett Lantz devoted his life to Wyoming athletics. He served Wyoming wrestling for 27 years, the longest tenure of any coach in the UW history. Over that period, Lantz compiled a 149-81-8 dual record, 11 Skyline Conference championships and two WAC titles. His teams won eight titles in a row from 1955 to 1962. He notched seven top 15 NCAA finishes, including a third place national showing in 1960. Lantz was named the NCAA Wrestling Coach of the Year in 1960. Behind Lantz’s coaching success were six NCAA place winners, 10 three-time conference champions and 30 other conference weight class winners. As an undergraduate, he lettered in football, wrestling and track for the Cowboys. He is a member of the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame.

Inducted September 16, 1994

Honors and Awards

  • 11 Skyline Conference Championship Teams
  • 1960 NCAA Coach of the Year
  • Helms Foundation Hall of Fame