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Head Coach Scott Norton - Coach Norton completed his first year as Highline's head coach in 2003.  His prior coaching experience has included Indiana State University.  Norton has a  wealth of experience in wrestling, being a  3-time Pac-10 Champion, and amassing a college career record of 111- 28 (.799) while at the University of Oregon.  During his  senior year, he  captured four titles (Southern Oregon Open, Mat Town  Invitational, Oregon Classic, Pacific-10 Championships), raising his total to 12 career titles.  Norton is second all-time on Oregon's career win list with 111 victories. During his senior year, Norton also established a new personal mark of 35 wins for a season, breaking his old record of 33. By capturing his third consecutive Pac-10 title, Scott became the first Duck to do so since the 1981-1983 seasons.  He is just one of six people to amass 100 wins on the Oregon mat. Additionally, Norton was a Division 1 All-American. Needless to say, Coach Norton brings a strong competitive edge to Highline's program.

Highlights: 
Coached 6 NCAA Division 1 All-Americans.
Region 18 Coach of the Year (2005, 2010, 2012)
Inducted into Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame (2010)
Bob Bubb Recipient (2010)
At Head Wrestling Coach at Highline has coached:  
      > 1 National Champion
      > 5 National Finalists
      > 27 All-American Finishes  
      > 77 National Qualifiers
      > 6 Region 18 Outstanding Wrestlers

AND  his teams were the 2010-11 and 2013-14 Academic National Champions


Assistant Coach Brad Luvaas  
A former star wrestler at Highline in 2001/02, Brad returns to the college as an Assistant Coach.  Coming out of Port Angeles High School, Brad was known for his great scrambling ability and being a solid leg rider and being an NJCAA All-American .  He has a MMA Specialist Amateur. Turning pro in Nov. 2008, Brad is an excellent assistant and brings a lot of organization to the program. While at Highline, he has helped coach 8 NJCAA All-Americans, and 16 national qualifiers, as well as helped coach the 2010 NJCAA National Academic Champions.




Assistant Coach Aaron Smith
Aaron Smith is a 3 x All-American.  He was a Division 2 All-American as a senior.  Aaron was also a 2 x All-American where he was ranked 1st sporadically during the year.  Prior to college Aaron was a standout for Kent Meridian where he placed 3rd.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and really connects with the athletes.

 


 

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Updated on August 23, 2013

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