Head Coach Chad Beatty
wrestled at Iowa under the legendary Dan Gable and comes to Highline with experience as an assistant and head coach at the high school and college level. As the Highline Wrestling head coach starting in 2019, in an interview with the Thunderword, the Highline College student newspaper, Beatty stated that regarding recruiting that it “at small colleges is almost always the biggest challenge. Luckily for us, Highline is the most diverse college in the state and offers a bunch of degrees to choose from. Our goal is to recruit athletic kids and prove that they can accomplish their goals here, in state.”
Beatty was a two-time high school state champion in Iowa, winning three individual conference titles and setting multiple state records. At Iowa he was a two-time NCAA qualifier, posting a 50-25 career record and was a member of three NCAA and Big Ten champion Iowa teams. After college he coached at Forest Grove High School (Oregon) for five years as well as serving as Director of Wrestling Operations at the Washington State Wrestling Association.