Former Husker and two-time NCAA All-American Eric Montoya is in his first season as Nebraska's volunteer assistant coach in 2018-19.
Montoya works primarily with the lower weight classes on the team, and assists with the Nebraska Wrestling Training Center and summer camps.
Montoya racked up a career record of 113-49 as a collegiate wrestler, competing three seasons for Nebraska and one season for Campbell. In his three years at NU, Montoya went 80-32 and qualified for the NCAA Championships all three seasons, earning a pair of All-America honors.
As a senior in 2016-17, Montoya posted a record of 30-7, including 14-2 in duals, and placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships and sixth at the NCAA Championships.
He was an All-American for the first time as a junior in 2016, as he placed fifth at the NCAA Championships and also took fifth at the Big Ten Championships.
A four-time NCAA Championships qualifier, Montoya reached the Round of 12 as a sophomore in 2015, and also qualified for the tournament as a freshman at Campbell in 2013. He was Nebraska’s Redshirt of the Year for the 2013-14 season.
Montoya was a two-time member of the NWCA All-Academic Team, and he was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He also spent five semesters on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.
An Albuquerque, New Mexico, native, Montoya was a four-time state champion at Volcano Vista High School. He graduated from Nebraska in May of 2017 with a degree in business management. Montoya resides in Lincoln with his wife, Evangeline, and two sons, Josiah and Asher.