Nate Casperson has been the head men’s wrestling coach at Southern Virginia University since 2007.
Southern Virginia wrestling has achieved top-20 finishes in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association during three out of Casperson’s four years, tying for 17th in 2008, placing 12th in 2009 and 15th in 2010. Under Casperson’s tutelage, Southern Virginia standout wrestler and four-time NCWA All-American, Peter Rose, won three consecutive NCWA national championships from 2008-2010.
Before coming to Southern Virginia in 2007, Casperson was an assistant wrestling coach at his alma mater, Pine View High School, in St. George, Utah, from 2005-2007. During Casperson’s two seasons at Pine View, the Panthers finished runners-up at regionals in 2006, followed by a regional championship in 2007.
As a member of Southern Virginia’s first men’s wrestling team during the 1999-2000 academic year, Capserson went on to capture the university’s first NCWA individual national championship competing in the 149-lb. weight class.
Following his national championship season at Southern Virginia, Casperson transferred to Missouri Valley College where he completed his wrestling eligibility. He graduated magna cum laude from Missouri Valley in 2005 with a B.A. in elementary education.
Casperson served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Argentina.
He resides in Buena Vista, Va., with his wife and three children.