KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — The new Kalispell Flathead wrestling coach is still serving a suspension in Minnesota after the Minnesota State High School League determined he had recruited a student.

Scot Davis told the Flathead Beacon that he told Flathead High Principal Peter Fusaro and activities director Bryce Wilson about his suspension when he applied for the job.

Davis says he exchanged emails with a California family that was moving to Owatonna, Minn., trying to help the parents find jobs and get settled.

The school suspended Davis for a year and the MSHSL added another year. Davis retired last year with a 984-149-4 career record in dual matches. Wrestling USA Magazine says he's the all-time wins leader in high school wrestling.

Wilson says Davis' former principal and activities director "spoke volumes about the man and his integrity."

The Minnesota suspension does not carry over to Montana.