Coaching Staff

Dave Mitchell

Head Coach

Learn more about Coach Mitchell

  • The 2017-18 season will be Dave Mitchell's 22nd year as Head Coach
  • Luther's all-time leader for career coaching wins posting a dual-meet record of 266-128-6
  • Four times Dave has been named Iowa Conference Coach of the Year (2002, 2004, 2008, 2016)
  • Inducted into the Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame (2010)
  • Named NCAA Division III National Coach of the Year (2004)
  • Luther has placed in the top five in the country seven times — finishing 3rd (2016, 2006, 2005, 2004); 5th (2003); 4th (2001, 2007)
  • Has coached 57 All-Americans, 9 national champions, 6 national runner-ups, 51 Scholar All-Americans, 3 NCAA Postgraduate Scholars, 5 CoSIDA Scholar All-Americans and 2 Iowa Conference Male Scholar Athletes of the Year
  • Was an All-American, league MVP, and two-time NCAA Division III Academic All-American wrestler for UW–La Crosse
  • Hometown: Riceville, Iowa

Jeff O'Gara

Assistant Coach/Equipment Room Manager

Learn more about Coach O'Gara

  • The 2017-18 campaing will be Jeff's 22nd year as an assistant coach
  • Three-time All-American while at UW-La Crosse
  • Crowned national champion (34-0) his senior year
  • Posted a career record of 114-12 that included 58 falls
  • Inducted into the Division III National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Hall of Fame in 2017
  • Named to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) all-time wrestling team in 2012
  • Hometown: Elroy, Wis.

Billy Huebner

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

  • 1999 graduate of UW-La Crosse
  • 2008 Masters from Winona State University
  • Ninth year as an assistant coach, recruiting coordinator and Luther Wrestling Camp coordinator
  • Prior to joining the Norse he was an assistant at UW-LaCrosse and was a part of eight teams that have placed in the top four at the National Tournament
  • Has coached 66 NCAA III All-Americans as an assistant
  • Has Operated Midwest Extreme Wrestling Camps
  • Has run over 400 wrestling clinics across the country, as far as Arizona, California and Louisiana

Dakota Gray

Assistant Coach

 

  • 2016 graduate of Luther College
  • Second year as an assistant coach
  • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
  • 2016 All-American at 149
  • Two-Time National Meet Qualifier
  • Posted a career record of 99-53

 

Drew Van Anrooy

Assistant Coach

  • 2016 graduate of Luther College
  • Second year as an assistant coach
  • Two-year letter winner for the Norse
  • Two-Time All-American
  • 2015 National Runner-Up at 141
  • 2016 National Champion at 141
  • Two-time NWCA Academic All-American
  • Career record of 50-3 after transferring from Oregon State University

Nick Pearch

Volunteer Assistant Coach

    • 2014 graduate of Luther College
    • Fourth year as a volunteer assistant coach
    • Four-year letter winner for the Norse
    • 2013 National Meet qualifier at 285
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