Director of Athletics Kris Swogger announced the hiring of Nick Soto as the new head coach of the Keiser University wrestling team.
Soto said on being named the head coach, “If you’re on the Flagship campus, it doesn’t take long to realize that Keiser University is a special place. As a Florida native, I know first-hand how great the wrestling community is. From the start, this program has taken pride in being a home to seniors in Florida and across the country and I plan to build on the foundation that Coach Bertolone has laid alongside Coach Marcus. I want to thank President Vonk, Athletic Director Kris Swogger, and the incredible leadership team at Keiser University for trusting me with this position. The future is bright for this program and let’s get to work!”
Soto arrives at Keiser after spending the previous two seasons at St. Andrews University as the head coach. In his time, he coached five conference placers and had four Academic All-Conference honorees. In his second year, he started the women’s program for the Knights. Off the mat, he completed the NWCA CEO Leadership Academy.
Soto began his coaching career as a Graduate Assistant at NCAA Division II, Seton Hill University.
Soto was a four-time NCAA Division 1 Qualifier and four-time SoCon Champion at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Soto was ranked in the top 15 every year and was undefeated in conference competitions.
Soto was a three-time NHSCA All-American, two-time Florida state champion, and three-time placer for Springstead High School.
Soto graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.