Jun 01, 2023

CSC turns to familiar face to run women's wrestling program

Posted Jun 01, 2023 4:30 PM

CSC Sports Information Director

  CHADRON, Neb. – Taylor Summers has been hired as the second head coach in Chadron State Women's Wrestling history, Chadron State Athletic Director Joel Smith announced today.

"Taylor brings an extensive knowledge of Chadron State College and of collegiate wrestling, especially freestyle," Smith said. "We are excited about his knowledge and the energy he will bring to our program."

Summers has spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach for the Western Colorado University wrestling program. He also held duties as the head coach of the Western Colorado Wrestling Club.

During his tenure for the Mountaineers, Summers has helped coach nine All-Americans, including two national runner-up's and a third-place finisher last season. During the 2023 campaign, Western Colorado had a fourth-place finish as a team at the NCAA Championships.

Summers is no stranger to Chadron State after spending the 2017-18 season as a men's wrestling assistant. CSC had one national qualifier that season.

"I couldn't be more excited that Taylor is coming back to Chadron to take over the Women's Wrestling Program," Chadron State Men's Wrestling Head Coach Brett Hunter said.

Prior to his coaching career, he wrestled for the Eagles.

In 2017, Summers won the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title and qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships in 2016.

Academically, Summers was named a NWCA Scholar All-American second teamer in 2017.

"I'm impressed with the vision that Taylor has for the Women's program and I am excited about his enthusiasm for Chadron State and his excitement and passion for what this challenge holds for him," Hunter said.

Summers and his wife Kaylee have a son named Daxton.