Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State wrestling head coach Jim Makovsky has announced that Adam Aho has been named assistant coach.
Aho, a Frazee, Minn., native, spent the last year working with Competitive Edge Sports Camps in Kimball, Minn. Aho also served as an assistant coach with the high school programs in Kimball (2010-11) and Becker (2009-10) and has extensive experience as a camp clinician.
A four-year wrestling letterwinner and starter at North Dakota State from 2004-09, Aho was team captain for the Bison as a senior. Aho, who sported a 38-28 dual record during his college career and finished fourth at the NCAA West Regional as a junior at 157 pounds, was a two-time Western Wrestling Conference Coaches’ Honor Roll honoree (2008, 2009).
He was a three-time state of Minnesota Class A place winner (state champion in 2004, third-place in 2003 and second-place in 2001) as a prep athlete for Frazee High School.
“We are excited to welcome Adam Aho to the Minnesota State University wrestling program,” said Makovsky. “Adam brings a very strong, unselfish work ethic to the our program. He is an extremely motivated person who has a strong passion for coaching athletes on and off-the-mat. He comes from a wrestling family and his father, brother and uncle all are in coaching profession, so I know he understands the time, energy and commitment it takes to assist young men with their athletic and academic pursuits.”
Rated 12th in the NCWA preseason poll, the Mavericks are slated to begin the 2011-12 season Nov. 10 with a home nonconference dual vs. Waldorf.