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Bill Regnier - Courtesy BGSU Athletic DepartmentA graduate of Toledo Whitmer H.S., Bill Regnier earned two letters in wrestling at BGSU, where he was third in the MAC meet at 147 pounds at both a junior and senior. He also won one letter in football for the Falcons. Regnier earned a bachelor's degree in 1964, and received his master's in 1966 from BGSU.

Immediately after earning his master's, Regnier began his coaching career at Bedford (Mich.) High School, beginning a 41-year career at the school that continues to this day. Regnier's tenure includes 30 years as head wrestling coach, 31 coaching football and the last 10 as the school's Director of Athletics.

Regnier's wrestling teams have won 500 dual matches during his tenure, and he has built a program that has captured nine state titles and produced over 25 individual state champions. Regnier and the Mules put together a string of 25 consecutive Great Lakes League championships. In 1992, he was named the National Wrestling Coach of the Year by the National Federation of Interscholastic Coaches Association, and is currently a member of the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

Regnier also became the head football coach after serving as an assistant for 22 years, and guided the Mules to an 8-2 record and a state playoff berth in 1993. That year, the team won the GLL football title for the first time since 1966.

He was inducted into the BGSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005.

(Information on this page courtesy bgsufalcons.com press release, September 27, 2005.)
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