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Mike DeRoehn returns to Lakeland


After a year off from college coaching, Mike DeRoehn has returned as head coach at Lakeland College. DeRoehn previously coached the Muskies from 2010-2014 and spend 2014-2021 as head coach at UW-Platteville. Prior to his first stint at Lakeland DeRoehn was the head coach at UW-Oshkosh from 2005-2010.

Welcome back: DeRoehn returns to Lakeland to take over men’s wrestling program

Lakeland University has landed a big fish to lead the Muskies men’s wrestling program.

Veteran wrestling coach Mike DeRoehn, a familiar face on the NCAA Division III wrestling scene, is returning to Lakeland as head men’s wrestling coach and director of strength and conditioning for LU athletics.

DeRoehn brings a wealth of experience, highlighted by successful head coach roles at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and UW-Oshkosh in addition to Lakeland.

He also has a passion for helping people, especially student-athletes, maximize their physical fitness. He returns to LU after serving as health & fitness coordinator this past school year for the Two Rivers School District, where his wife, Nicole, is a special education teacher.

“That year off from college coaching provided me a good chance to evaluate some things in my life and just how much I love coaching,” said DeRoehn, who lives with his wife, a 2012 Lakeland graduate, and daughters Madalynn and Audrey in Nicole’s hometown of Two Rivers. “And now to have the opportunity to come full circle with Lakeland and do so with our family living right where we want to be is a special opportunity.

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