Grand View adds two-time national champ Henderson to coaching staff

Grant Henderson won two NAIA national titles (Photo/Doug Wells)

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Grand View men's wrestling and head coach Nick Mitchell are pleased to announce the return of two-time NAIA national champion Grant Henderson to the coaching staff starting in the spring of 2019.

Henderson was a 2018 graduate for the Vikings, three-time NAIA All-American along with earning NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athlete honors as a colligate athlete.

"Des Moines is like home to me and I can't wait to get back. I am eager to be around the Grand View family again," said Henderson. "Grand View is such a unique place and I am very fortunate to have this opportunity. The tradition and the culture at Grand View are continuing to write history and I cannot wait to be a part of developing these young men on and off the mat into amazing members of society. Titles are awesome but doing it the right way and living that championship lifestyle is more important."

Since graduation, Henderson has served as the director of the Eastern Iowa Wrestling Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Thanks to the generosity of alumni and donors, Grand View men's wrestling is able to have three coaches working in a full-time capacity.

"We're really excited to have Grant back at Grand View," comment Coach Mitchell. "We will be one, if not the only, non-division 1 programs in the nation to have three coaches along with a graduate assistant working full time with our student-athletes. Grant totally embodies what Grand View wrestling and championship lifestyle are all about. He's going to have a huge impact on our program!"


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