Moulsoff named Augsburg wrestling top assistant

Moulsoff named Augsburg wrestling top assistant coach

Augsburg College Sports Information
MINNEAPOLIS — Jim Moulsoff, who has served the Augsburg College wrestling program as an assistant coach for the last three seasons, has been promoted to a full-time assistant coach position for the Auggies, the athletic department has announced.

Moulsoff replaces Jared Evans, who is leaving Augsburg to pursue other opportunities. Moulsoff will also have other duties within the Augsburg athletic department, which have yet to be announced.

“I’m very honored and appreciate the opportunity to be working with such an established wrestling program, and look forward to our continued success, continuing the pursuit of excellence that has been the hallmark of this program,” Moulsoff said.

Moulsoff has spent more than 20 years as a wrestling coach at the high school, amateur and collegiate levels. Prior to joining the Augsburg staff in 2007, Moulsoff spent 15 years as head coach of the Minnehaha Academy High School program. He spent three years as an assistant coach in Whapeton, N.D., before moving to Minnehaha Academy.

He also serves as the cadet director for Minnesota/USA Wrestling. Earlier this month, the Minnesota cadets won the national titles in both Greco-Roman and freestyle at the USA Wrestling Cadet National Duals in Rochester, Minn.

“I am very excited to have Jim on staff full-time. His experience and knowledge in the sport of wrestling will uphold the tradition of excellence in this program,” said Augsburg head coach Mark Matzek. “Jim is a technician and an avid student of the sport. In 2010, Jim has been an integral part of winning four national championships. He won the NWCA National Duals and the Division III national championship with Augsburg and has just come off winning the Cadet duals national championship in both Greco-Roman and freestyle as cadet director of Minnesota/USA Wrestling. Jim and I will be a great team, and I am looking forward to the years to come.”

Augsburg won its record-11th NCAA Division III national championship in 2010, claiming eight All-Americans and three national runner-up individuals. Augsburg extended its streak of “trophy finishes” – finishing in the top four in the team race – to 22 straight years, the longest active streak of any NCAA wrestling program, regardless of division. The Auggies went 12-0 in dual meets and claimed the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Duals title in the 2009-10 season.

In Moulsoff’s three seasons, the Auggies have had national team finishes of third, second and first, while claiming 20 All-Americans and going 33-4 in dual meets.