The End of an Era

Long-time Wrestling Coach Scott Norton is stepping down after 20 years of coaching the Highline Men’s Wrestling Team. He leaves a legacy of excellence in his coaching and relationships, not only with his wrestlers but with all those who had the privilege of interacting with him at Highline and in the wrestling community.  Of all his accomplishments, Scott may be most proud of giving meaning to the phrase “student-athlete.” A website posting stated it this way:

“On the mat, the Highline College Wrestling Team is very good.  In the classroom, it is a juggernaut.  The team, with a cumulative grade point average of 3.34, based on its 10 starters and two extra wrestlers, won the 2018 NJCAA National Academic Championship, the 4th time the program has won this award in nine years.  This is more than any other NJCAA college wrestling program.  The coaching staff, led by Head Coach Scott Norton and lead assistant coach Brad Luvaas, focus on academics so their student-athletes can successfully transfer and continue their athletic and educational pursuits at a four-year college or university.”

So now Highline will dust off its Wrestling Head Coach job description and look for someone who can continue Highline’s record of wrestling excellence.  This description can be found at the Highline College Career page.