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Wrestling Coaches

Mike Sebaaly

Mike Sebaaly

Head Coach
Phone: (208) 769-3318
Office: GYM 123

Wrestling Head Coach Michael Sebaaly begins his third year at North Idaho College. In his first two season at NIC he has coached nine All-Americans and one National Champion, to go along with two team top-10 finishes.

Prior to becoming the head wrestling coach at North Idaho College, Sebaaly served five seasons as the head wrestling coach at Northwest Kansas Technical College.  In those five seasons, Sebaaly took the team from the bottom of the ranks in Kansas to winning the school’s first conference title in any sport.  During his time in Kansas, the team improved their national finish year over year.  In his last three seasons there, Sebaaly had 11 NJCAA All-Americans, four National Finalists, three NJCAA National Champions, and two top 10 finishes at the NJCAA National Tournament. 

Sebaaly has had a great deal of success transferring student-athletes to a number of NCAA Division I, II, III and NAIA Schools.  His team was also the NWCA National Duals Champions in the NJCAA Division during the 2018-2019 season.

Prior to arriving in Kansas, Sebaaly coached for two seasons at Alfred State in Alfred, New York as they began transitioning from the NJCAA to NCAA Division III.  In his time there, he had three collegiate All-Americans. 

Sebaaly, a Lancaster, New York native wrestled collegiately in the NCAA Division I level at the University at Buffalo.  In the 2002-2003 season, he was selected as the team’s Top Newcomer.  He also was selected and honored as part of the Mid-American Conference Wrestling Academic Team.  In his time there, Sebaaly completed a Bachelor of Arts in history and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Social Studies education.  Sebaaly has also completed a Master of Arts in history from Buffalo State College and obtained his doctorate degree in educational leadership from Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas.

Sebaaly resides in Coeur d’Alene with his wife Megan and their children Charlotte (11), Addison (8), Isabelle (5), Abigail (3) and Teddy (1).

Chase Clasen

Chase Clasen

Assistant Coach
Phone: (208) 769-3353
Office: GYM 125

Chase Clasen begins his first year as assistant coach for NIC's wrestling program. A Moses Lake, Washington native, Clasen placed three times at the state wrestling tournament, and was a two-time Tri-State placer. Following his high school career, he wrestled for Iowa Western Community college where he received an associate degree in social science. He then transferred to NCAA DII Chadron State College in Nebraska to compete on their wrestling team.

During his time at Chadron, Clasen was a two-time national qualifier, a two-time conference finalist (one of those times a conference champion), and he was dubbed both an NCAA Wrestling All-American and an Academic All-American his senior year. After earning his bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, Clasen spent a season as the graduate assistant coach at Chadron. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership.

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