A legend in the wrestling circles of America and has a success almost unparalleled in collegiate athletics. At Canonsburg High School he was a three time WPIAL wrestling champion 1957-’58 & `59 and a 1959 PIAA champion and PIAA runner-up in 1957-’58. In high school he won 70 consecutive dual matches.
At Moorhead State University he won three national championships, the 1962 NAIA 123# National Champion and 1963 NAIA 123# and NCAA Division I 115# National Champion. He is only the second wrestler to win two wrestling national titles in one year.
He has completed his 40th year as head coach of North Dakota State University. He is only the second wrestling coach at NDSU and has compiled an outstanding record of 408 – 112 – 11 a winning percentage of .776. He has led NDSU 38 consecutive winning dual meet seasons, in his 40 year coaching career.
He has coached 21 wrestlers to 30 NCAA Division II individual championships and 20 wrestlers as NCAA runnerup. Coached 158 All-Americans in NCAA Division II and led NDSU to four NCAA Division II National Team championships (1988-’98-’00-’01) six NCAA Division II National Team Runners-up along with six third places finishes. NDSU has won 17 North Central Conference Championships including nine straight from 1982 thru 1990. His teams have finished in the Top Five of the nation in NCAA Division 1 127 times and in the Top Ten 32 times.
A tireless promoter of wrestling Maughan is a leader in the success of the USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet National Championships hosted annually in Fargo, North Dakota, where over 3600 athletes participate each summer.
He is a past President of the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association, member of the NAIA and NCAA Division II Halls of Fame, and named one of the top 10 All-Time College Wrestling Coaches by Wrestling Magazine. Honored as a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, Class of 2003.
A graduate of Moorhead State University, he earned his B.S. Degree in English and a Master