David Sage ('64)

Cross Country - Track & Field - Wrestling

David Sage - Hall of FamePrior to his graduation from the University of Dubuque with a degree in history, David Sage (C'64) earned four letters in track, four in cross country, and one in wrestling. As a cross country competitor, Sage finished in third place at the Iowa Conference Championships in 1962 and 1963. He also claimed five top-three finishes in distance events at the IIAC Track and Field Championships, including winning the two mile event in 1962. His running exploits earned his Freshman Athlete of the Year in 1961 and the Senior Athlete of the Year award in 1964. 

Sage was a four-year member of the 13er fraternity and also worked with the Student Senate at UD. In 1971 he completed his mater's degree in political science from the University of Northern Iowa. He also did post-graduate work at Stanford and the University of Iowa. 

In 1964, Sage began his 38-year coaching and teaching career at Waverly-Shell Rock High School in Waverly, Iowa. Before retiring in 2002, he served as head boys track coach and head boys cross country coach for 34 years. He was also a wrestling assistant for 22 years.

Sage's track teams claimed 22 conference championships and Iowa High School Boys State Championships in 1999 and 2001. His cross country teams claimed seven conference championships and State Championships in 1975 and 1980. Since leaving Waverly-Shell Rock, Sage has served as an assistant track coach at Wartburg College.