Quincy Osborn to lead Lakeland

Former University at Buffalo assistant coach Quincy Osborn has been selected as the next head coach at Lakeland College. Osborn replaces Mike DeRoehn, who left this summer to take over Wisconsin-Platteville. Osborn was an NCAA Champion for Augsburg and an NCAA qualifier for the University of Minnesota. He has coaching stops at Augsburg and Ohio University along with his previous post at Buffalo. Read on for more.

Osborn named new Lakeland head wrestling coach

Lakeland College has named Quincy Osborn as its new head wrestling coach, Lakeland Vice President for Athletics and Wellness Nate Dehne has announced.

Osborn comes to Lakeland from the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he was an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I school this past year. He replaces Mike DeRoehn, who resigned in May after four years at Lakeland to take the head coaching job at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

“We are very excited to welcome Quincy and his wife Hannah to the Lakeland College family,” said Dehne. “Quincy’s accomplishments and experience on the mat, along with his desire to mentor and guide our student athletes in all aspects of their personal and professional lives make him a great match for our program. We look forward to his continuing to build on the foundation built by our former coaches and student-athletes.”

Osborn has seven years of collegiate coaching experience at the NCAA Division I and III levels and also competed at both levels. He spent the last five years in the Division I Mid-American Conference, coaching at Ohio University for four years before going to Buffalo. This past year with the Bulls, he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator, as well as serving as an adjunct instructor for the school.

Osborn began his college coaching career at Augsburg (Minn.) College as an assistant coach and assistant camp director. He began his coaching career after completing his collegiate wrestling career at the NCAA Division III power. Wrestling at Augsburg as a senior, Osborn was the Division III champion at 141 lbs. and led the Auggies to the team national championship.

Osborn began his collegiate career at the University of Minnesota, where he was a three-year letter winner. He was a two-time NCAA Division I national championships qualifier, reaching the national championships as a sophomore at 133 lbs. and as a junior at 149 lbs.

“I would like to thank Mr. Dehne and Lakeland College for giving me the opportunity to be a head coach and lead a program,” said Osborn. “I would also like to thank my family, friends, and mentors for support and guidance, (and) I also owe thanks to Augsburg, Ohio, and Buffalo. I have learned a lot from those experiences and opportunities.

“I am extremely excited to lead the Lakeland College wrestling team. The program is in a solid position and the goal will be to take the team to the next level. I look forward to learning the community and getting to know the athletes and staff in addition to building connections with the alumni and support base.

“The expectations of the program will be simple: the team will prepare and compete in a way that promotes winning at the highest level,” said Osborn. “The program will emphasize living a championship lifestyle on and off the mat. There will be a lot of work ahead and I can’t wait to get started!”

A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Osborn received his bachelor’s degree in history from Augsburg in 2009 and his master’s in coaching education from Ohio University in 2011. Osborn is married to wife Hannah, and they are owners of two cats and a dog.