Class of 2000
Dale Eggert began wrestling as a freshman at Libertyville High School. He was a two-time State Qualifier and placed 2nd in the State as a senior in 1974. Dale was named the schools “Outstanding Athlete” while also competing in football and baseball.
After placing in 3 Junior State Greco-Roman Tournaments and 2 Junior State Freestyle Tournaments, Dale earned All-American honors in 1974. He placed 3rd in the Junior Nationals.
Dale wrestled collegiately at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and was named the team’s “Most Valuable Wrestler” During his senior year. He started his coaching career at Libertyville High School serving as an assistant for nine years. In 1987 he was named IWCOA Assistant Coach of the Year.
In 1988 Dale began his head coaching tenure at Libertyville. In the past 12 years he has coached 37 State Qualifiers, 7 Place winners and one State Champion. His teams have won 222 dual meets during this period. His teams have won 10 Regionals and 10 Conference Titles and have qualified for the Dual Team State once.
Dale has continued to compete and has wrestled in Prairie State Games from 1984 to 1998. During that time he has won 14 Gold Medals, 3 Silver Medals, and 1 Bronze Medal. In 1994 he was name Prairie State Games “Athlete of the Year”. He has wrestled in 14 Midlands Championships since graduating from college and placed 7th in the Midlands at the age of 40.
Currently Dale teaches Health Education at Libertyville. He is also the Head Freshman Football Coach and has coached baseball, soccer and softball.