Nate Hansen
Nate Hansen
Title: Head Wrestling Coach
Phone: 515-961-1618
Email: nate.hansen@simpson.edu

Hansen's Credentials

  • 5th season at Simpson in 2016-17
  • 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.

Hansen's Bio

A former NCAA Division III national champion and Division I assistant, Nate Hansen is in his fifth season as the head wrestling coach at Simpson in 2016-17.

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. 

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.