Columbus names new head wrestling coach

1992 graduate now leads program

DBoleyn PR Headshot1WATERLOO — Denny Boleyn has been named head wrestling coach for Columbus Catholic High School. Boleyn formerly served as the assistant coach for eight years.

He succeeds head coach Kyle Forness. Forness graduated from college and accepted a teaching and coaching position at Clear Creek Amana.

Boleyn, a native of Waterloo, graduated from Columbus Catholic High School in 1992. He wrestled for Columbus from 1988 to 1992. After graduation, he attended the Covenant Medical Center Radiology school. In 1997, Boleyn became a partner in the family business. He has been the owner of Sparkle Window Cleaning Business since 2000. He and his wife, Sarah Kemp Boleyn (CHS’91), are the parents of Kaleb and Kenna. Kaleb is a junior and wrestles for Columbus.Kenna is an eighth-grader at Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School. The Boleyn family are members of St. Edward Parish in Waterloo.

Coach Boleyn’s involvement with Cedar Valley Catholic Schools’ wrestling programs spans over 17 years. He has worked with athletes from Saint Edward School, Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta Middle School, the Sailor Mat Club, as well as Columbus High School. Boleyn’s Sailor coaching staff includes: Nick Sand, Dave Magayna, Charlie Jones, and Bob Boesen.

“I have surrounded myself with great assistant coaches,” Boleyn said. “As an assistant at Columbus, I have had four different head coaches. I believe it’s important to develop stability for the athletes and the program. I will take a little from each coach and develop my style. The Sailors won a state team title in 2004. I am willing to do whatever it takes for the Sailor Wrestling Program to compete for a state title.”

“Coach Boleyn has been a wonderful assistant coach for Columbus Catholic,” said Columbus Catholic High School Assistant Principal and Activities Director Aaron Ferrie.

“His dedication to the program will be a tremendous asset for the wrestlers as he takes over as the head coach.”

Cedar Valley Catholic Schools serve more than 1,079 children in grades PreK – 12. Columbus Catholic High School wrestles 2A in the North Iowa Cedar League.


This story is provided courtesy of The Witness, the official publication of the Archdiocese of Dubuque.