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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.

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, 2013-14, and 2014/15 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.

Assistant Coach Pacifico Garcia
Coach Garcia was on the Highline staff a few years back.  However, he has returned and brings a lot of good technique and insight to the program. Pacifico comes to us from California where he wrestled for perennial powerhouse Clovis.  Coach Garcia placed 2nd in the California state tournament.  He continued his wrestling at San Francisco State where he won a NCAA Division 2 National Championship.  Pacifico has done a great job for us in the past and will continue to help develop young wrestlers.




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Updated on August 23, 2013

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