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Matzek eager to return to Ellsworth, lead wrestling program

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Usually it’s the other way around.

Usually it’s the high school coach wanting to climb up the ladder to a higher rung, up to the collegiate level.


Not step down from college to high school.

Yet this is what Mark Matzek is doing, leaving his job as head coach of NCAA Division III Augsburg College and all the success he’s had coaching there for the past six seasons and returning to WIAA Division 2 Ellsworth High School and becoming co-coach of its wrestling program.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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