Salazar Named MSU-Moorhead Assistant Coach

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Minnesota State University Moorhead head wrestling coach Kris Nelson has announced that Luke Salazar has joined the Dragon coaching staff.

Salazar brings a great deal of collegiate experience to the Dragon program.

Prior to coming to Minnesota State University Moorhead, Salazar was an assistant coach at Wayland Baptist University for two years. During his time there, he coached two All-Americans and five national qualifiers during the 2013 men’s season and helped led the team to an overall 16th finish at the NAIA tournament (2013).

MSU-Moorhead DragonsHe was also an assistant coach at New Mexico Highlands University for four years, working with Hall of Fame Coach Doug Moses. New Mexico Highlands produced NCAA DII qualifiers each year, several All-Americans and a NCAA DII National Champion.

Salazar was a NJCAA All-American at Northwest Wyoming and a valuable member of a NJCAA National Championship team. He went to University of Northern Colorado and qualified for the NCAA D1 national tournament.

He is currently working on his doctorate degree from Grand Canyon University in Public School Administration with a Leadership emphasis. He is developing a dissertation study aimed at enhancing college wrestling programs.

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