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Pat Laughlin

Pat LaughlinPat LaughlinHigh School: Attended Pueblo East High School from 1976-79... Was a member of the Eagles wrestling team for four years.

College: Went to the University of Northern Colorado for two years (1979-81) and Adams State College for two more years (1983-85) and was a member of each school's wrestling programs.

Achievements: Pat is the current head wrestling coach at Pueblo East High School, Laughlin-led teams have won eight (8) League championships (SCL), seven (7) Regional titles, five (5) Regional runner-up finishes... He has turned out 156 state qualifiers, 52 state placers and nine (9) state champions.

2019 - 4A State Champions (First in school history)
2019 - Regional Champions
2019 - League Champions
2019 - Coached East's 3-time state champion, Andy Garcia
2019 - Coached 4-time state place winners Jace Trujillo & Zion Freeman
2018 - State runner-up 4A 92nd place by .5 of a point)
2018 - regional Champions
2018 - League Champions
2018 - Coached East HS first 4-time state placer Andrew Lucero
2017-18 - Coached East HS All-Americans Andrew Lucero, Andy Garcia, Ryan Roth, Aaden Valdez
2017 - 4th in state 4A
2017 - Regional Champions
2016 - 5th in state 4A
2016 - Regional champions
2015 - 8th in state 4A
2015 - Regional Champions
2014 - 10th at state 4A
2014 - 3rd in Region

Contributions:
2019 - Inducted to National Wrestling Hall of Fame (Colorado Chapter)
2019 - Selected by Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) 4A-5A Coach of the Year
2019 - Selected by National Wrestling Hall of Fame 4A-5A High School Coach of the Year
2019 - Selected by Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA) 4A Coach of the Year
2019 - Pueblo Chieftain Coach of the Year
2018 - Selected by Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) 4A-5A Coach of the Year
2018 - Selected by National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) 4A Coach of the Year
2018 - Selected Southwest section Coach of the Year. Southwest Region includes states of Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
2014 - Selected CHSCA All-State games coach
1998 - Selected Officials Evaluator, NCAA Division II Championships
1995 - USA Wrestling- Published Outstanding Wrestling Publication
1994 - Selected Officials Evaluator, NCAA Division II Championships

Personal Affiliations and Achievements:
- Member of the Colorado High School Coaches Association (CHSCA)
- Selected to coach Team Colorado at national Duels-Indiana
- Selected to coach-All-State games
- USA Wrestling-Bronze coaching card holder

Personal: Pat is a life-long resident of Pueblo and is married to his wife Rose.

 

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