YCS Coach Gaylord Strand, Dillon Harris
Photo courtesy: Yelm Community Schools
– “Gaylord Strand Reflects on 43 Years as Yelm High School’s Wrestling Coach”
“During his 43 years as a wrestling coach, Strand has built a dynasty, a competitive team year after year. His teams have won 14 league championships, six regional championships and a state title in 2010. He’s coached 95 state placers – he’s anticipating 10 more will make it this year – and 15 state champs. Additionally, he’s been named the league coach of the year 12 times.
Strand’s commitment and his team’s accomplishments haven’t gone unnoticed. He was recently inducted in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame,” quoting Thurston Talk.
Click here to read Coach Strand’s reflections.