- 7th season at Simpson in 2018-19
- Former SDSU Assistant (5 seasons)
- 2007 graduate of Luther College
- 2-time Division III All-American
- 2007 Division III National Champion (125)
- Native of Gregory, S.D.
A former NCAA Division III national champion and Division I assistant, Nate Hansen is in his seventh season as the head wrestling coach at Simpson in 2018-19.
In 2014-15, Hansen led Simpson to its best dual record in nine seasons. The Storm went 7-11 overall, the most dual wins by the program since 2005-06. He also coached two nationally-ranked wrestlers in Jonathan Melton and Jacob Mize and helped Melton earn all-Iowa Conference honors at the NCAA Central Region Championships.
In all, Hansen has coached five all-conference wrestlers and five academic all-conference honorees. He helped Brett Roberts climb to No. 8 in the NWCA Individual Rankings at 184 pounds in 2015-16.
Hansen comes to Simpson from South Dakota State University, where he spent five seasons as an assistant coach for the Jackrabbits.
A native of Gregory, South Dakota, Hansen was a two-time NCAA Division III All-American and the 2007 national champion at 125 pounds for the Norse. He also won the Iowa Conference Championship at 125 in 2007 and was a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American. In high school, Hansen was a three-time state champion.
Hansen graduated from Luther in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education before earning a master’s in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from South Dakota State in 2009.
Hired on May 29, 2012, Hansen is the 17th head coach in program history.