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.
*Coached 6 NCAA Division 1 All-Americans / Region 18 Coach of the Year (2005, 2010, 2012)
Bob Bubb Recipient (2010) / Inducted into Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame (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, 2013-14, and 2014-15 Academic National Champions.
Assistant Coach Brad Luvaas
A former wrestler under Scott Norton from 2002-2004, Bradley has been with the program as an assistant coach since 2008. In that time Highline has produced 20 All-Americans and 3 Academic National titles.
Assistant Coach Kurt Swartz
Kurt, starting in his first year on the Wrestling staff, will be the lead assistant coach and heir apparent when Head Coach Scott Norton ends his coaching career at Highline. Kurt attended Auburn High (Auburn, WA), where he won two state titles. He went on to wrestle at Boise State at a time when the university was a wrestling powerhouse. He was a PAC-10 Champ and four-year starter. Kurt brings a calm demeanor and is a great technician. He will primarily work with the middle weights.