Clifford P. Keen came to Ann Arbor in 1925 to attend Law School and lead the upstart University of Michigan Wolverines Wrestling Program into Big Ten Conference prominence. In this compelling biography, former NCAA referee Dave Taylor captures Coach Keen’s story, even as he delivers the broader history of American collegiate wrestling. Keen holds the longest tenure of any head coach in Wolverine athletics history, which includes both wrestling and football. Included in this intriguing book are eloquent stories, summaries, features, and countless interviews of former wrestlers and football players who competed for Coach Keen. Read about interesting recruiting pipelines and learn about the “coaching tree” of legends with Keen being one of the true pioneers in American collegiate wrestling. Taylor chronicles the rise and fall of small college wrestling, the history of Olympic wrestling, the history of the Michigan high school wrestling tournaments, and much more.
Legends of Michigan: Cliff KeenOctober 8, 2018