Head Wrestling Coach Lanny Bryant

Lanny Bryant has spent a lifetime devoted to wrestling. He was a very successful high school and collegiate wrestler, an extraordinary high school coach and administrator, a college coach and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wrestling USA Magazine.

Lanny competed in junior high and high school at Colorado Springs, and later at the University of Northern Colorado. He strongly felt that the schoolboy wrestler and his coach were not receiving adequate information and recognition. While teaching biology and coaching in Worland, Wyoming, he joined with two other wrestling coaches with the same dream and Scholastic Wrestling News was born. He retired from teaching and coaching in 1987, and took a leap of faith and Wrestling USA Magazine became a full time job. The decision was a good one as the magazine has only gotten better. The magazine is now in its 50th year of publishing. Lanny is careful to keep his information outlets focused on the positive aspects of amateur wrestling, with an emphasis on scholastic wrestling.

He also contributed to the sport of wrestling by serving as Coach of the Montana and Wyoming High School Cultural Exchange Teams, the National Coach of the USA Junior World Team, the USA Junior Teams to Russia and Poland, and Team Leader for the USA World-Schoolboy Team in Stockholm, Sweden, and Mexico City. He has become a fixture at the NCAA tournaments, USA Wrestling Championships and other regional and national competitions through the United States.

In 2009 Lanny made the decision to return to high school wrestling and took the head wrestling coach position at Big Sky High School in Missoula, Montana and is still coaching today.

National Awards

AAU Wresting Hall of Fame 2007

National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Order of Merit member for the class of 2003

National Wrestling Coaches Association Wrestling Coach of the Year

Montana Coaches Association Coach of the Year

National Media Association Publication of the Year

Coaching Record

Team won 307, lost 97 in dual meets in twenty five years

35 Individual State Champions, 111 State Placers

State High School Championships in Wyoming and Montana

Coached nine High School Teams to unbeaten dual meet seasons

Coached Montana State first Big Sky Conference Outstanding Wrestler

Coached one NCAA Division I All-American

Coached three NAIA  All-American


2009-2014     Big Sky High School, Missoula, MT - Head Wrestling Coach

1984-1987     Montana State University, Bozeman, MT - Assistant Athletic Director/Head Wrestling Coach

1972-1984     Hellgate High School, Missoula, MT - Biological Science/Head Wrestling Coach

1970-1972     Western Washington State College, Bellingham, WA - Physical Education/Head Wrestling Coach

1962-1970     Worland School District, Worland, WY - Biological Science/Head Wrestling Coach

Assistant Coaches

Cody Bryant

Ed Jamieson

Glenn Jarrett

John McGreevey

Dave Morrison

Andy Smith

John Smith

Tim Sweeten


Sydney Allen

Sabrina August

Melissa Brown

Emma Martinich

Kyryn Meeder

Nefretiri Melancon

Sarah Salvino

Callie Stevens

Dillon Linsley


Ann Bryant

LanAnn Bryant

Lisa Gallagher

Hether Wilcox

Lori Lennenman

Coach Lanny Bryant

Head Wrestling Coach


home:   549-0127

cell:      544-7434


Coach Tim Sweeten

Assist. Coach-Adm Coach

Weight Training



Coach Dr. Glenn Jerrett

Assist. Coach-Varsity, Head JV


Coach Cody Bryant

Head Freshman - JV Coach


home: 549-4448

cell: 360-9421

Coach Dave Morrison

Head Conditioning Coach


home: 239-1619

LanAnn Bryant

Team Admin - Managers

Tournaments-Dual Meet

Equipment-Bus Schedule