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Havre wrestling coach Scott Filius to step down

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HAVRE — One of Montana’s winningest coaches is calling it a career.

KPQX and the Havre Daily News first reported Tuesday that Scott Filius is stepping down as the Havre wrestling coach. MTN Sports confirmed with Filius his retirement.

“Yep, been fun,” Filius said in a typical to-the-point response.

Filius guided the Blue Ponies to 12 Class A team championships, including a run of five consecutive titles from 2013-2017. Sidney snapped Havre’s streak at last week’s tournament at Rimrock Auto Arena.

Filius has coached 58 state championship wrestlers, including his son Parker, who became a four-time state champion at the 2017 meet alongside teammate Jase Stokes. The duo became the first four-time champions in Havre wrestling history and just the second pair of teammates to accomplish the feat in the same season.

Parker Filius is now wrestling at Purdue.

Scott Filius’ 12 state titles are tied for second-most in Montana history. He also coached the Blue Ponies to 19 top-three finishes.