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Nate Hansen
Nate Hansen
Title: Head Wrestling Coach
Phone: 515-961-1618

Hansen's Credentials

  • 8th season at Simpson in 2019-20
  • Former SDSU Assistant (5 seasons)
  • 2007 graduate of Luther College
  • 2-time Division III All-American
  • 2007 Division III National Champion (125)
  • Native of Gregory, S.D.

Hansen's Bio

A former NCAA Division III national champion and Division I assistant, Nate Hansen is in his eighth season as the head wrestling coach at Simpson in 2019-20.

In 2014-15, Hansen led Simpson to its best dual record in nine seasons. The Storm went 7-11 overall, the most dual wins by the program since 2005-06. He also coached two nationally-ranked wrestlers in Jonathan Melton and Jacob Mize and helped Melton earn all-Iowa Conference honors at the NCAA Central Region Championships.

In all, Hansen has coached five all-conference wrestlers and five academic all-conference honorees. He helped Brett Roberts climb to No. 8 in the NWCA Individual Rankings at 184 pounds in 2015-16.

Hansen comes to Simpson from South Dakota State University, where he spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Jackrabbits.

A native of Gregory, South Dakota, Hansen was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American and the 2007 national champion at 125 pounds for the Norse. He also won the Iowa Conference Championship at 125 in 2007 and was a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American. In high school, Hansen was a three-time state champion.

Hansen graduated from Luther in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education before earning a master’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from South Dakota State in 2009.

Hired on May 29, 2012, Hansen is the 17th head coach in program history.