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Roger Kish named assistant coach at North Dakota State

Jenny Beam NDSU

FARGO, N.D. "North Dakota State head wrestling coach Bucky Maughan has announced the hiring of Roger Kish as an assistant coach. Kish joins the NDSU program after a successful wrestling career at the University of Minnesota.

"We're excited to have a wrestler with such an outstanding background joining our coaching staff," said Maughan. "Roger will be a tremendous help with our upper weights both on the mat and from a recruiting aspect."

Kish was a graduate assistant for the Gophers last year. Kish, a LaPeer, Mich. native, was a two-time All-American and two-time NCAA runner-up for the Gophers at 184 pounds.

He had a career record of 117-27 for the Gophers. As a sophomore, he went 35-7 en route to a Big Ten title and an NCAA runner-up finish. In his junior season, Kish was 37-3 and was the Big Ten and national runner-up. He was also a team captain.

Kish graduated from Minnesota in May 2008 with a BS in business and marketing education.

He was also a two-time cadet national champion and also captured a USA Wrestling junior national title.

At LaPeer West High School (Mich.), he was a four-time Michigan state champion. Kish is the son of Roger and Brenda Kish. His older brother, James, wrestled at North Carolina.



Posted September 20th, 2009. Filed under Amateur Wrestling Tagged: , , ,

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