Levi Calhoun Athletics
Alma Mater: Baker University
An assistant on the Concordia University wrestling staff since 2015, Levi Calhoun was promoted to head wrestling coach on April 11, 2018. Calhoun has been on the bench for GPAC championship seasons in 2016 and 2017.
Since arriving in Seward, Calhoun has collaborated on some of the most successful seasons in Concordia wrestling history. The 2015-16 team won GPAC/NAIA North Qualifier championships and recorded an eighth-place national championships finish, the highest ever for the program. Over his three seasons with the Bulldogs, Calhoun has coached six All-Americans, including 2016 national champion Andrew Schulte and 2017 national runner up Ceron Francisco. Giovanni Castillo became the program’s latest All-American this past March. Furthermore, the 2015-16 and 2016-17 squads that Calhoun assisted on went a combined 14-0 in GPAC duals over back-to-back championship seasons.
Prior to being hired by former head coach Dana Vote in 2015, Calhoun spent the previous four seasons as assistant wrestling coach at his alma mater Baker University, an institution located in Baldwin City, Kan., and a member of the NAIA’s Heart of America Athletic Conference. The native of Moore, Okla., helped the Wildcats make a dent on the national level. During his time there as an assistant, he coached 11 All-Americans, three national finalists and a national champion.
As a student-athlete from 2006 to 2009, Calhoun twice qualified for the NAIA wrestling national championships and became the school’s first-ever wrestling All-American when he took fourth place in the heavyweight bracket. Calhoun also started all four years on the defensive line for the Wildcat football team. He garnered first team all-conference football recognition twice. Calhoun earned his bachelor of science in physical education from Baker. He and his wife Hollie reside in Seward with their daughter Mackenzie.
Calhoun is the fourth Concordia head wrestling coach since the program’s reboot in 2009.