Alberto Quiros has been named men’s and women’s wrestling coach at Carthage College. The Kenosha, Wisconsin, school will begin competition in 2020. Quiros returns to the CCIW after a two year stint as the head men’s and women’s coach at MacMurray College. Quiros was an NCAA qualifier for Augustana College and was on staff at the school for three years prior to his move to MacMurray.
Carthage previously sponsored men’s wrestling from 1961-1994 entirely under Ron Zalokar. Quiros will be just the second wrestling head coach ever for Carthage. The team qualified wrestlers for the 1972 and 1973 NAIA Championships and the 1989 & 1990 NCAA Championships. Tom Adams won the 1973 NAIA Championship at 150 lbs.
8/15/2019 11:11:00 AM
By: By Mike Swartz, Assistant Athletic Director for Communications
KENOSHA, Wis. — Director of athletics Michelle Manning announced the hiring of Alberto Quiros as Carthage College’s next men’s, and first-ever women’s wrestling coach Thursday morning.
“I am thrilled to have Alberto join the Carthage family as our new men’s and women’s wrestling coach,” said Manning. “His passion to mentor student-athletes in competition and in life, combined with his past coaching and CCIW experience, made him a great choice to lead the next chapter in our wrestling programs.”
Quiros joins the Carthage staff after spending two years at MacMurray College in Jacksonville, Ill. as the head coach of the men’s and women’s wrestling teams. Hired just one year after each program was added at the college, he was given the task of building two teams from the ground up. Before joining MacMurray’s staff, Quiors spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Augustana College, where he had been a volunteer coach for three years prior after graduating from the school in 2012.
“I am excited about the future of Carthage wrestling and grateful to join the Carthage family,” said Quiros.
During his senior year at Augustana, Quiros was crowned the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) champion and outstanding wrestler of the year. He was a runner-up at the 2012 NCAA Great Lakes Regional, and qualified for the National Championship. He graduated from Augustana with a bachelor of arts in psychology and history.