Coach Erich Klank has developed and mentored youth wrestlers in many roles over the past two decades. He has a passion for teaching kids the sport of wrestling and the life lessons that come with it. Coach Klank graduated from St. Joseph High School in 2003 and wrestled Varsity for three seasons. His senior year, he was a Division 2 MHSAA State Qualifier.
Coach Klank has served as a coach at Upton Middle School and also the St. Joseph youth wrestling program. Currently he serves as the head coach of the Lakeshore Youth Wrestling Club and continues to help build the foundation of the Lancer Wrestling program.
Erich attended Northern Michigan University and received a bachelor's degree in Construction Management. While at NMU, he played four years of collegiate rugby for the NMU Moosemen. He and his wife Catherine have five children who attend Lakeshore Public Schools. Erich is a project manager at Mead & White Electric in Bridgman, MI.