Des Moines, Ia. – Grand View Athletic Director Troy Plummer announced today that Nick Mitchell will be the head wrestling coach for the Vikings. Mitchell comes to Grand View after serving as the assistant wrestling coach at Wartburg College for the past nine seasons.
“As we worked through the interview process, it became quite apparent that Nick was the perfect fit for Grand View, the Athletic Department, as well as our newly established wrestling program,” said Plummer.
Nick’s extensive experience in recruiting and experience with a nationally recognized program give him the tools needed to build a successful program at Grand View.”
During his nine seasons at Wartburg, the Knights collected three national dual and team championships and were the runner-ups three times. The Knights are No. 1 this season going into the national tournament that starts Friday in Cedar Rapids.
Mitchell wrestled his college career at Wartburg where he was a three-time Iowa Conference champion and three-time NCAA Division III All-American. Individually, he finished second at the national championships once and was third twice, and was a part of the 1999 national championship team Mitchell was team captain for the Knights and was named the team’s Outstanding Wrestler twice. He compiled 114 wins as a Knight which ranks seventh-best on the school’s all-time win list.
“Grand View College is a great school in a great location. The administration has shown great support and I feel like everything is in place to build a winning tradition on and off the mat,” said Mitchell.
Mitchell, a Johnston native, graduated from the Wartburg in 2000 with a degree in Elementary Education. He will complete his Master’s Degree in Education from Viterbo University this summer.