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Thomas Jefferson High School taps Paul Kueny to be the next Head Wrestling Coach.

COUNCIL BLUFFS- IOWA – Thomas Jefferson High School announces the hiring of Paul Kueny to be their next head wrestling coach. Previous head coach August Manz stepped down after the 2018-19 season.

“Coach Kueny has had tremendous success in developing the whole athlete, and our athletic program is built upon teaching students to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity, make sacrifices, strive for excellence, persevere through adversity, and compete with dignity and pride while developing a commitment to teamwork and service to the community,” said Dustin Deterding, incoming Thomas Jefferson activities director. “Coach Kueny will uphold this mission and maintain a wrestling program the community can be proud of."

Kueny has worked with a number of high school and youth wrestling programs throughout this coaching career. Recently, Kueny served as an Middle School Athletic Coordinator and coach for Prosper Independent School District in Texas and totaled a number of district titles in football, basketball, volleyball, track and wrestling.

Kueny’s wrestling coaching career ignited in 2000 at Assumption High School (Iowa) where he helped lead the Knights to three state wrestling titles, including seven state championships, 12 state placers and 14 state qualifiers.

“I have always been driven to mentor students in athletics and provide them with an opportunity to experience success through discipline, hard work and teambuilding,” said Kueny. “I believe that athletics are an opportunity to reinforce the maturing that all students will experience during their academic career.”

Paul Kueny currently serves as a social studies teacher at Thomas Jefferson High School.