UWSP’s Loy to be Enshrined in Wisconsin Wrestling Hall of Fame

11/1/2016 | Wrestling

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Former UW-Stevens Point wrestling coach Marty Loy will be inducted into the Wisconsin Wrestling Coaches Association George Martin Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 4. A member of the UWSP Athletics Hall of Fame, Loy reigned over the Pointers wrestling program from 1987 through 1998.

In his 11 years with the Pointers, Loy turned a dismal program into a national power. During his tenure, the UWSP wrestling team garnered five WIAC championships, racking up a 128-57-1 dual meet record. He was named the WIAC Coach of the Year six times and coached three national champions along with 27 All-Americans. Loy led his teams to seven top-10 NCAA Division III finishes and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year three times.

Loy was inducted into the UWSP Athletics Hall of Fame in 2002 and entered the NCAA Division III Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame in 2007.

From 1980-1984, Loy wrestled for the Wisconsin Badgers under a trio of hall of fame coaches. As a senior, he was a member of the fifth-ranked team in the country and helped UW to 22 dual wins.

Today, Loy is the dean of the College of Professional Studies at UW-Stevens Point. He earned the University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2001 and has published a pair of books during his tenure at UWSP.

The George Martin Hall of Fame Banquet and WWCA Awards Ceremony will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Friday at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay. For more information, visit WWCA.org or call 920-723-8061.

Four others will also be enshrined that evening. They include Ben Askren, John Mesenbrink, Al Poser and Scott Schmitz. More information on the inductees here.

Additional WWCA Convention information here.

Photo: UW Stevens Point