Jim Zeigler is currently in his 24th season as the Trapper Wrestling Coach. A 1990 graduate of the University of Southern Colorado, Zeigler was an NJCAA All-American at Labette Community College and a 2-time All-American at the University of Southern Colorado, now CSU-Pueblo.
Jim served three years as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado while completing his Master's Degree in Athletic Administration.
During his tenure as head coach at Northwest, his teams have won the 2004 NJCAA National Championship, won the 2002 All-Academic Title, won six Regional Championships and finished in the top ten nationally for 21 of 24 seasons; top six 11 times. He has produced 107 individual All-Americans and 14 National Champions.
Jim has been voted NJCAA West Central Zone Coach of the Year four times, West District Coach of the Year one time, Rocky Mountain District Coach of the Year one time and voted the 2004 NJCAA National Coach of the Year. Jim received the prestigious NJCAA Man of the Year Award in 2007 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009.