South Dakota State University wrestling coach Damion Hahn announced Monday the addition of Chris Dardanes (pronounced dar-DANES) to his inaugural coaching staff as a volunteer assistant.
“I am thrilled to add Chris to our staff,” Hahn said. “I am confident he will have an immediate impact on our program and will add tremendous value in recruiting and working with our light- and middle-weight student-athletes.”
A Chicago native, Dardanes earned All-America honors three times while wrestling collegiately at the University of Minnesota from 2012-15. He placed fourth at 133 pounds in both 2012 and 2015, while earning a sixth-place finish in 2013. Dardanes finished his collegiate career with 101 victories.
For the past two years, Dardanes and his twin brother, Nick, have been members of the Hawkeye Wrestling.
“I am thrilled and honored to begin my coaching career as part of the Jackrabbit wrestling staff,” Dardanes said. “I have to thank coach Hahn and the rest of the support system for putting their trust in me. I am excited to make big things happen in Brookings.”