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Coaching Staff

Garett Kiley
Assistant Wrestling Coach

In the 2017 season, Kiley helped to guide Campbell to its first ever Southern Conference Championship and All-American in 2017. During Kiley’s seasons, Campbell had seven wrestlers qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Prior to his stint at Campbell, Kiley was the director of operations for Iowa State University where he worked with Nickerson and coached Moreno. Kiley was the director of operations for both the wrestling program and the Cyclone Wrestling Club.

Kiley has been moving up the ranks in college wrestling with assistant head coaching jobs at Concordia University in Nebraska and Wayland Baptist University in Texas. At Wayland Baptist, Kiley served as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s wrestling program.

He graduated from Simpson College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Education and in 2013 he earned his Master of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Irvine.


Michael Moreno
Assistant Wrestling Coach

Mike Moreno starts his second season at Northern Colorado, now as the main assistant coach for the Bears. Moreno comes to Northern Colorado from Iowa State, where he previous served as an interim assistant coach and graduate assistant for the Cyclones.

Head Coach, Troy Nickerson is quite familiar with Moreno as he coached him while on staff at Iowa State from 2012-14.

“We are very excited to add Mike to our coaching staff. When the opportunity came around we had to jump on it,” Nickerson said. “Mike has all of the qualities of being an excellent young coach and I am excited to reunite with him this season. Mike will add a wealth of wrestling knowledge to room and his experiences will help lead our student athletes.”

During the 2017-18 season, Moreno helped guide UNC to a tie for 38th at NCAA Championships, the highest team finish since the program returned to the Division I ranks. The Bears had four qualify for the NCAAs, including Rico Montoya, Keilan Torres, Dylan Gabel and Jacob Seely.

A highlight for Moreno's first season in Greeley came in January, when UNC earned its first dual win over a traditional Big 12 conference team, defeating his alma mater Iowa State 22-20.

Moreno has also assisted in the program's success last season in the classroom. UNC  finished ranked 15th with the best cumulative GPA by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. It is the best performance by the Bears in program history. The Bears also had eight wrestlers on the Academic All-Big 12 first team and two more on the second team.

As a student-athlete, Moreno compiled a career record of 91-37 while at Iowa State, including a dual mark of 40-19. In 2014, he became the 38th two time All-American in ISU Wrestling history. He was a consistent member of the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

Moreno grabbed All-American honors his sophomore and junior seasons, placing sixth and fifth in the NCAA Tournament at 165 pounds.

He graduated from Iowa State in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology.