Northwest Tech has recently welcomed a new Head Wrestling Coach, Chris Guillot. He is coming to Goodland already having a fondness and familiarity for the area, having served as the head coach for Goodland High School from 1999-2001. During his time at the district, he developed state championship and a top five team.
“I am excited to be back in Goodland, and I am ready to put together a competitive program that helps mold young men in a positive way,” said Guillot, “Goodland is a supportive community, and I will strive to build a program they will be proud to stand behind.”
Guillot graduated with his degree in Physical Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he wrestled and earned distinction as an NCAA Division II All-American. Before his time at the university, he spent two years wrestling under well-known area coach Steve Lampe while at Colby Community College, also earning honors as an NJCAA Wrestling All-American. Throughout his years of coaching and competing, he has built an extensive network of wrestling advocates, including former wrestling champions such as Ramico Blackmon, Willie Gadson, and Nate Carr.
Beyond his wrestling achievements, Guillot has been a successful business owner, husband, and father of two (son and daughter). His son, Hayes, returned to the Goodland area last semester when he enrolled as a Precision Agriculture student at Northwest Tech. Guillot’s return to the area fulfills one of his life’s goals; to coach college wrestling. “After talking to my family about the opportunity, I’m thrilled to be able to come to Northwest Tech to pursue my dream,” said Guillot. “I want to carry the torch and one day pass it on, as did all the great coaches that took the time to help me accomplish my dreams.”
Athletic Director Rory Kling was proud to bring Guillot in as the next wrestling coach. “We have built a program over the last decade that proves we can be successful against some of the best talent in the country," said Kling. "Guillot’s dedication to developing student-athletes both on and off the mat will serve him well as the leader of our Mavericks.”
The selection of Guillot as the new wrestling coach comes mid-season following a recent vacancy in the head coaching position. Northwest Tech President Ben Schears said he has enjoyed getting to know Guillot and the path that brought him back to Goodland. “We needed someone with maturity, life-experiences beyond the mat, and a passion for growing and developing our wrestlers as competitors and men” said Schears. “We spent a lot of time talking after the position opened up, and I feel like we have found the right guy to write the next chapter in Northwest Tech Wrestling.”
The Goodland community is invited to an open invitation meet-and-greet on January 15th at 6:30 PM MT in the Guy E. Mills Athletic Building. Community members will have a chance to meet Coach Guillot and learn more about Northwest Tech’s wrestling program. Northwest Tech is happy to welcome Coach Guillot to campus and eager to see what the Maverick Wrestling team will achieve this season.
Goodland, KS. (10/15/2019) – Northwest Kansas Technical College Athletic Director Rory Kling announced last week that Melvin Crow will lead the Shooting Sports program as head coach.
Northwest Tech is moving up the national graduation rate rankings according to a recent report published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Almanac, an annual publication produced by The Chronicle of Higher Education, provides national insights on data and trends throughout higher education. While the college has had steady success with graduation rates, this year Northwest Tech was ranked as #9 among 876 two-year publicly-funded colleges in the United States. The new ranking places the college on the verge of breaking into the top 1% of colleges nationwide. It also reflects a 10 position jump from the prior year.
Goodland, KS. (7/8/2019) With the rising popularity of competitive trap shooting, Northwest Tech has announced they are launching a shooting sports program for students attending the rural technical college. The move to add shooting sports pivots the college towards an extracurricular program that creates stronger ties with area high schools and 4-H shooting sports programs.
Goodland, KS. (05/20/2019) – The Engineering and Drafting Technology program at Northwest Tech has always been focused on giving their students the most practical, real-world, and hands-on experience during their time in the classroom.
The Engineering and Drafting Technology program at Northwest Tech encompasses a well-balanced curriculum in drafting, design and related subjects by covering two basic areas of mechanical and civil computer-aided drafting. Students develop the necessary job skills and related technical information in an “on the job” atmosphere similar to an actual engineering firm.
This year, with a special thanks to the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, the program updated their classroom to better simulate industry standards. The Dane G. Hansen Foundation awarded funds to the Engineering and Drafting Technology program to construct a Design and Manufacturing lab. The lab integrates system modeling, interface design, and sensor applications to develop laboratory technologies for practical industry application. The principle goals of the Design and Manufacturing Lab are to educate students in traditional manufacturing processes, understand concepts of the design phase, and become familiar with manufacturing equipment.
The Engineering and Drafting Technology program provides a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree as well as a shorter-term technical certificate. For more information on how to enroll visit our website at www.nwktc.edu or call admissions at 1-800-316-4127.