Men's Wrestling Coaching Staff
HEAD COACH: Don Williamsdwilliams@simpsonu.edu
Williams joins the Red Hawks with 28 years of coaching experience at Anderson High School. While at Anderson, Williams coached 15 state medalists, including six finalists and two champions and 32 north section masters champions. He has six team masters titles and 20 Northern Athletic League team championships. As head coach he also had 18 years top five section masters team finishes. In 2002, he was named State Wrestling Coach of the Year by the California Wrestling Coaches’ Association.
As a student at California State University Chico (1978-82), Williams was a four-year starter, a 1981 Conference Champion, a 1981 NCAA Division II All-American, a 1982 Conference Champion and a 1982 NCAA Division II All-American. In 1999, he was inducted into the Chico State University Athletic Hall of Fame.
ASSISTANT COACH: Rodney Forseth
Forseth brings a wealth of coaching experience to Simpson’s wrestling team. He is the head wrestling coach at Parsons Junior High School, a position he’s held since 2011. He was the head wrestling coach at Enterprise High School from 1985-1999 and 2005-2008. He is also the director of the Nor-Cal Invitational Wrestling Tournament and the NSCIF Masters Tournament.
He attended Sunset High School in Hayward, Calif., where he wrestled at the varsity level for three years. He was drafted in 1971 and served as an apprenticeship machinist after military service. He moved to Redding in 1978 and opened his own business Rod’s Radiator Shop.
He and his wife, Evelyn, have three children and seven grandchildren.