Coach Kenny Rucker



  • Texas Wrestling Coaches Hall of Honor 2016
  • Illinois Wrestling Hall of Fame 2016
  • NJCAA Hall of Fame 2013
  • North Idaho Athletics Hall of Fame 2009
  • District 22 Coach of the Year 2005
  • Illinois High School State Champion
  • 2x NJCAA National Champion
  • NAIA National Champion/NAIA Runner Up/ Sportsmanship Award
  • Voted State of Idaho Male Athlete of the Year
  • Wrestling USA cover 1986
  • US National Competitor
  • High School Sports Extra/Coach that Makes a Difference
  • Former North Idaho College Assistant Coach
  • Former Montana State Northern Assistant Coach

May 1, 1986 Issue – Volume 21, Number 11 Idaho, in the National Jr. College finals, Kenny Rucker (top) beats Les Kvien runner-up from Bismark, ND, 16-10 despite suffering a shoulder separation with 14 seconds left in the second period. Rucker survived six stalling points awarded to his opponent. Rucker also won the meets' Sportsmanship Award for his courageous effort.