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.