named head wrestling coach at North Dakota State
June 30, 2011
FARGO, N.D. -- Roger Kish was introduced as North
Dakota State University’s fourth head wrestling coach in the
54-year history of the program during a press conference Thursday, June
30, at the Fargodome. NDSU Director of Athletics Gene Taylor made the
replaces Hall of Fame head coach Bucky Maughan, who retired this summer
after 47 years at the University.
A standout wrestler at the University of Minnesota, Kish completed his
second year as an assistant wrestling coach at NDSU.
Kish was a graduate assistant for the Gophers in 2008-09. The Lapeer,
Mich., native was a two-time All-American and an NCAA runner-up for the
Gophers at 184 pounds.
He had a career record of 117-27 for the Gophers. As a sophomore, he
went 35-7 en route to a Big Ten title and an NCAA runner-up finish. In
his junior season, Kish was 37-3, Big Ten champion, and he placed third
at the NCAA National Championships. He was also a team captain.
Kish graduated from Minnesota in May 2008 with a bachelor's degree in
business and marketing education.
He was also a two-time cadet national champion and also captured a USA
Wrestling junior national title.
At Lapeer West High School, he was a four-time Michigan state champion.
Kish is the son of Roger and Brenda Kish. His older brother, James,
wrestled at North Carolina.