Pete Di Pol

Pete Di Pol

ROCK VALLEY—Former Western Christian High School wrestling coach Pete Di Pol III was arrested Tuesday on a charge of domestic assault.

The Rock Valley Police Department reported the incident occurred about 11:10 p.m. at Di Pol’s residence at 1011 Ninth Ave.

According to the incident report, Di Pol and his wife had been arguing all night on the phone.

His wife went to her bedroom where Di Pol “did forcefully wake her up, causing a scratch to the right side of her neck about 2 inches long.”

Di Pol was placed under arrest on a charge of first-offense domestic abuse assault resulting in injury or mental illness, a serious misdemeanor, and transported to the Sioux County Jail in Orange City.

A no contact order was issued against Di Pol with his wife on Wednesday.

Di Pol was released from jail Wednesday and posting a $1,000 unsecured bond.

In an e-mail to The REVIEW Sunday, Di Pol stated he is no longer the wrestling coach at Western Christian and he has not signed his contract for next year since he did not plan to come back.

According to Di Pol, his son, who is finishing up his freshman year and was on the Western Christian wrestling team, was looking to transfer and had received transfer transcript requests from multiple schools.

Di Pol had been the head wrestling coach at Western Christian for the last three years. 

Di Pol did not hold a position at Western Christian other than head wrestling coach for the Wolfpack.

Western Christian head administrator Brian Verwolf had no comment Friday about the incident or if Di Pol was still employed at the high school in Hull.