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Plymouth State Wrestling Coach Jason Holder resigns

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Plymouth State University is looking for a new head wrestling coach after its former head coach announced he is moving on.

Panther head wrestling coach Jason Holder has resigned after three years, one as assistant coach and the past two seasons as head coach. Holder has stepped down to dedicate more time to working on his doctoral program at Springfield College.

"It's a difficult decision to leave because I love it here and I'm a New Hampshire guy," said Holder (left). "The guys on the team have been great. But trying to work here and go to school in Springfield was just too difficult, and I have an excellent opportunity at Springfield. I wish everyone at Plymouth State all the best, especially the guys in the wrestling room."

Holder, a native of Plaistow, N.H., and a 2002 graduate of Boston University, where he was an NCAA Division I national qualifier and three-time all-conference wrestler, led the Panthers to a 14-25 dual match record in two seasons. Seven Panthers earned All-New England Conference honors in those two years, and Holder guided one wrestler to the NCAA Championships this season.

"We would like to thank Jason for his service and dedication to our wrestling program," said PSU athletic director John P. Clark. "He worked very hard for the wrestlers and represented our program well. We're sorry to see him leave but we wish him the very best."

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