|HEAD COACH BRETT HUNTER|
In just two years, Brett Hunter, a former wrestler and graduate assistant coach at Chadron State College, has proven he has the skills to lead the Eagles to new heights.
He has coached three All-American wrestlers in two seasons and has led the Eagles to a dual record of 19-13. He is also a motivated recruiter and hosts several successful wrestling camps.
Hunter, a two-time national champion and the Eagles’ all-time winningest wrestler, replaced Dr. Scott Ritzen, who retired from coaching in June of 2012.
Hunter, a Rushville native, is one of the all-time great wrestlers to compete at Chadron State. He is the school’s only repeat national champion – winning at 165 and 174 pounds in 2007 and 2009 – and he has the most wins in school history with a record of 133-32.
He also had a stellar high school wrestling career at Rushville High School. He was a two-time state champion, four-time placer and had a prep record of 141-10.
Prior to being named as the interim head coach, Hunter served as a graduate assistant under Ritzen for two years and was a student assistant coach the year before that.
Hunter and his wife, Ashley, a native of Sargent, Neb., were married in the summer of 2011. The couple has a daughter, Paisley.