Liles done as SDSU coach


After serving the last 19 years as head coach of the South Dakota State University wrestling program, Jason Liles announced his resignation Thursday, effective immediately.

“I want to thank Coach Liles for his 19 years of service to South Dakota State University and the wrestling community,” SDSU Director of Athletics Justin Sell said.

The winningest coach in SDSU wrestling history with a 148-143-5 record, Liles took over the reins during the 1993-94 season. He built a powerhouse program at the NCAA Division II level, leading teams to nine consecutive top-five finishes at the national tournament from 1994-2002 before Liles guided the Jackrabbits through their transition to Division I. SDSU sent wrestlers to the NCAA Championships three times (2007, 2009, 2010) but found little team success over time, going 1-29 in the squad’s last 30 duals.