WARREN, Mich. - For the first time since 2005, there will be a new head varsity wrestling coach at De La Salle Collegiate.
David Prince, the head coach at L’Anse Creuse High School for the previous seven seasons, was named the Pilots’ new coach on Tuesday, interim athletic director Dennis Parks announced.
Prince will replace Parks, who stepped down as head coach after 15 seasons to assume the role of interim athletic director.
“I'm excited to have Dave Prince as our head wrestling coach,” Parks said. “I have struggled to beat Dave's teams head to head, so it will be nice having him on our side of the mat for now on.”
During his seven seasons as head coach, his varsity teams compiled an overall record of 129-95. In 2019, his team won the MAC White dual meet and tournament. He coached 33 regional qualifiers, 16 state qualifiers, and six all-state wrestlers. Additionally, his teams achieved academic all-state honors in each season spanning from 2014-2019.
“I am honored to have been selected as the wrestling coach at De La Salle Collegiate,” said Prince. “Coming to De La Salle, I recognize the school's commitment to academics and athletics and feel this is a great fit for me. My job will be to help lead these young men to success on and off the mats. I am very excited about this opportunity to carry the program into the next chapter.”
Prince, who started his coaching career in 2005, was the head varsity coach at St. Clair Shores Lakeview for one year prior to his stint as head coach at L’Anse Creuse. Outside of coaching Prince works as a senior analyst for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.