Topher Carton has been named head wrestling coach at UW-Platteville, the school announced today. Carton comes to Platteville after spending the past four seasons as an assistant at Coe College. He was also the director of the Eastern Iowa Wrestling Club. The Rock Island, Illinois, native wrestled in high school across the Iowa border at Davenport Assumption High School before competing at the University of Iowa where he was a 2017 NCAA Division I qualifier at 141 lbs. Carton takes over for interim coach Chris Walter who has led the team since earlier this year.
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. – Topher Carton has been named head coach of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville wrestling team, as announced today by Director of Athletics and Assistant Chancellor for Sports Administration Dr. Kristina Navarro.
“I am thrilled to welcome Topher Carton to UW-Platteville as our next head wrestling coach. Topher’s extensive background as an NCAA Division III coach, club director, academic success coach, interim assistant AD for COVID health and safety operations, and NCAA Division I wrestler make him the perfect fit to move the program forward. Topher’s energy is contagious, and his vision is in direct alignment with our athletic department and institutional mission. I have no doubt he and his wife Kelsie will make an immediate impact on campus and in the community,” said Navarro.