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Kyle Hansen

Player Profile

Assistant Coach

Ninth Year

Alma Mater:
Northern Iowa '02


Ohio's duel vs. West Virginia

Photos courtesy of Scott Gardner

Kyle Hansen is coming off his eighth season as the head assistant for the Bobcats.

Hansen has been instrumental in developing the upper weights for the Cats. In his time at Ohio, 18 wrestlers have qualified for the NCAA tournament and 3 have achieved All-American status. Most recently,174 pounder Cody Walters placed 8th at the NCAA Championships in 2013 and heavyweight Jeremy Johnson placed 7th in 2012. Hansen has also contributed to the Bobcats recruiting successes. In the past 8 years the Cats have had 4 top 25 recruiting classes.

In August of 2005, Kyle Hansen joined the Ohio wrestling program as its assistant coach. Hansen spent the previous three years as the University of Northern Iowa wrestling program's conditioning specialist. He also added the role of Panther Club wrestling coach his final season there. While coaching at UNI, Hansen helped the Panthers to 3 West Regional Championships and 3 top 25 finishes at the NCAA Tournament. In his time there, 24 wrestlers qualified for the NCAA tournament and 6 wrestlers achieved All-American honors.

A two-time All-American and three-time Academic All-American, Hansen finished his collegiate career at Northern Iowa with 80 career wins, including 39 dual meet victories. He was ranked as high as fifth in the nation at 184 pounds as a senior for the Panthers in 2001-02.

A native of Wilton, Iowa, Hansen graduated from Northern Iowa in 2002 with a degree in construction management and received his master's degree from Ohio in coaching education in 2008.

He is married to Carolyn (Valade), a past soccer standout for Ohio University. They have a son, Benjamin and a daughter, Marie.