COACHING STAFF

QUINCY OBORN | HEAD COACH
qosborn@cord.edu
Phone: 218-299-4433

Quincy Osborn was promoted to head coach for the Cobber wrestling program in the spring of 2019. Osborn was originally hired in the summer of 2016 as the team's full-time assistant coach and spent two seasons in that role before being named the head coach.

Osborn brings an unbelievable background in the sport to the Cobbers program. He was an NCAA Division III national champion while wrestling for Augsburg and was a two-time Division I NCAA national meet participant at the University of Minnesota.

In addition to his national caliber experience as a wrestler in college, Osborn has also gained experience as a coach. He has over eight years of collegiate coaching experience and was the head coach at Lakeland College (Wis.) for the 2014-15 season. Last year returned to his hometown of Grand Rapids to teach for the Itasca area schools and was also the assistant wrestling coach at Grand Rapids High School.

As a wrestler Osborn has been highly successful at every level of competition. He was a two-time state champion and also had a state runner-up finish at Grand Rapids High School. He went 46-0 in his senior year and recorded an impressive 87-2 record in his final two seasons of high school.

Osborn started his collegiate journey by wrestling at the University of Minnesota. He lettered three times for the Gophers and qualified twice for the NCAA national championship meet. Osborn finished fifth at 149 pounds at the Big Ten championship meet in 2005. He then transferred to Augsburg where he won the 2006-07 NCAA Division III national title at 141 pounds with a record of 44-2.

Osborn began his coaching journey at Augsburg as an assistant coach. He coached with the Auggies for two years and then went on to become the assistant at Division I Ohio University. He stayed at Ohio University for four years and then became the assistant coach at the State University of New York at Buffalo which is also a Division I program. Osborn earned his first head coaching position in 2014 when he was hired by Lakeland.

Osborn earned his bachelor's degree in history from Augsburg in 2009 and then went on to obtain his master's degree in coaching education from Ohio University in 2011.

Osborn is married to wife Hannah and the couple has a daughter named Cleopatra.  

 

GREG BARNER | ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Barner was hired as the Cobbers' full-time assistant coach in the spring of 2019. He arrived at Concordia after serving as the top assistant at Simpson College for two seasons.

Before his time at Simpson, Barner was the head coach at Northeastern Junior College in Colorado. Barner was the head coach after the school reinstated wrestling after a 37-year break. He guided Northeastern to a Top25 finish in the country in 2016-17 and during that season Northeastern had one All-American and advanced three wrestlers to the national championship meet.

Barner was an assistant coach at Briar Cliff in Iowa before his head coaching position at Northeastern. During his time at Briar Cliff he helped coach two All-Americans and eight national meet qualifiers.

Barner graduated from Central College in 2014 with a major in exercise science and went on to earn his master's degree in business administration from Briar Cliff in 2015. He lettered three times during his undergraduate days at Central. Barner started his college career at Iowa Central Community College where he was a part of two national championship teams and earned All-America honors.