FARGO, N.D. — Former Oklahoma State All-American wrestler Austin Marsden has been named assistant wrestling coach at North Dakota State University. NDSU head wrestling coach Roger Kish made the announcement today.
Marsden, a native of Crystal Lake, Ill., served as an assistant coach at the University of Buffalo from 2017 to 2019. He helped to develop Bulls’ heavyweight Jake Gunning into an NCAA qualifier during his stay.
Marsden was a four-year letterwinner at national powerhouse Oklahoma State where he compiled a career record of 108-22 as a heavyweight with 40 bonus-point wins (19 major decisions, five tech falls and 16 falls). He went 37-8 in duals matches for the Cowboys over his career and was a three-time Big 12 champion. Marsden was an NCAA qualifier all four seasons and was an All-American in 2014 and 2016.
Following graduation, Marsden spent the 2016-17 season as a volunteer assistant at Army West Point. He helped lead the Black Knights to a 7-5 dual meet record – their most dual wins since the 2013-14 season. Army West Point had four wrestlers compete at the 2017 NCAA Championships in St. Louis.
North Dakota State compiled a 10-6 record overall in 2018-19 including 5-4 in Big 12 Conference duals. NDSU placed eighth at the 2019 Big 12 Conference tournament. The Bison return NCAA qualifiers 133 Cam Sykora, 165 Andrew Fogarty and 174 Lorenzo De La Riva. Fogarty is a two-time Big 12 runner-up at 165 pounds.