David enters his fifth season as the head coach of the Colby Trojan Wrestling Program. A native of Greeley, Nebraska, Nordhues was a three-time state champion in high school. He was a member of the CCC wrestling squad from 2001-03, serving as team captain during the 2002-03 season.
After Colby, Nordhues continued his career at Fort Hays State University where he was a two-time All-American and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference champion in 2004-05.
During his tenure, he has coached 13 NJCAA All-Americans and two NJCAA national finalists. His squads have finished three times in the top 10 teams in the country including one time as the 4th-place finisher. His team finished 2nd at the National Duals and were three-time NJCAA West Central Regional runner-ups. CCC wrestlers received Academic Team of the Year honors in 2010.