Rankin Announced as New Women's Wrestling Coach
Friday, June 10, 2022

ANGOLA, IN – Trine University has announced Theresa Rankin as the next head coach of university's women's wrestling team.

Rankin becomes the second coach of the young program which began competition in during the 2020-21 season.

Rankin, a 2021 graduate of Lourdes University, was a successful wrestler during both her high school and college careers. Rankin was a three-time All-American and a NWCA Scholar All-American.

During her final year of collegiate competition at Lourdes she earned her third All-American award with a fifth-place finish at the NAIA National Invitational.
From 2017-20, Rankin was a member of the highly successful McKendree University women's wrestling program. During that time the team won two Team National Dual Championships and was the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championship (NCWWC) National Champions for the 2019-20 season. During the 2019-20 season she was the sixth-ranked wrestler in her weight class and finished seventh at the NCWWC Championships.

Before college she won multiple folk-style championships including a United Stats Girls Wrestling Association National Championship and a National United Wrestling Association for Youth National Championship. She was also chosen as a Team USA Cadet Representative for the 2014 World Championships in Slovakia and was also a member of the organization's dual team.

Since graduating from college, Rankin has served in multiple wrestling instructional roles. She was an assistant with the Albion College wrestling program last season, the program's first year of women's wrestling, helping with both the men's and women's teams by running 1-on-1 individual practices and completing film breakdowns. She has also served as a coach and technician at multiple wrestling camps around Michigan.