|Title:||Head Wrestling Coach|
|College:||Southern Colorado '94 (3rd season)|
|Position:||Head Wrestling Coach|
Dax Charles is entering his third season as CSU-Pueblo's head wrestling coach.
Charles was tasked to lead the program back to lofty heights after an eight-year hiatus. Building the program from scratch, in two short seasons, Charles' squads have already netted one RMAC/Regional Champion (149-pounder Louie DeSantis in 2010) and three national qualifiers (DeSantis, Justin Grant, and Patrick Carey).
Charles wrestled at USC from 1991-94. He was the school's first NCAA Division II national champion when he won the crown at 150 pounds in 1992. Charles also was a three-time All-American at USC in 1991, '92 and '94 and an academic All-American in 1994.
Charles also served as an assistant wrestling coach at USC under Doug Moses from 1994-2001. Moses started USC's program in the 1982-83 season and was the team's head coach until May of 2001 when the program was cut. During Charles' time as assistant coach, the USC wrestling program produced two national champions and 17 all-Americans.
Charles received a bachelor's degree in recreation from the University of Southern Colorado in 1994. He also received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2005.
Charles and his wife, Kim, have two children: daughters Skylar and Molly Jo. Charles' wife, the former Kim Lutgen, played basketball at USC before graduating from the school in 1997.