Trevor Kittleson has been name the next head coach at UW-Platteville. He had previously been the associate head coach at Loras, and he moves 20 miles north to take over for Mike DeRoehn. He served on TJ Miller’s staff at Loras for five seasons, joining the Duhawks in 2016. Prior to his time at Loras, he was the head coach at Perry High School in Iowa. A former NCAA qualifier for Northern Iowa, Kittleson helped Loras to their best finish in school history when the Duhawks were runners-up in the 2019 NCAA Championships. In 2020, Loras won the American Rivers Conference title for the first time.
He takes over a Platteville team with 22 freshman, sophomores, and juniors on the 2021 roster including Isaac Wiegel and Alexander Strueder who both appeared in the final d3wrestle.com Rankings for 2021 after runner-up finishes in the WIAC Championships.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Director of Athletics and Recreation, Dr. Kristina Navarro, announced Wednesday (May 19, 2021) the appointment of Trevor Kittleson as the Pioneers’ head wrestling coach.
Kittleson brings ten years of coaching experience and has most recently served as the associate head wrestling coach at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. In 2016 when Kittleson joined the staff, the Duhawks progressed from a 2-13 finish from the previous year to a 12-7 record in addition to a sixth-place finish at the NCAA Division III National Championship. The program continued to grow and most recently finished runner-up at the 2019 National Championship.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Trevor Kittleson and his family to our Pioneer Family,” said Navarro. “Coach Kitt truly embodies our focus on the transformational student-athlete experience with a focus on broad based competitive excellence. He is a proven recruiter and has a notable background of success at the NCAA Division III level. He will continue to build on the strong foundation we have in place for our Wrestling program. Most importantly, his drive, tenacity, energy and work ethic will continue to help us to Pioneer Forward.”