David begins his fourth 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, the CCC team finished 2nd at Nationals and were two-time West Central Regional Runners-up. CCC wrestlers received Academic Team of the Year honors in 2010-11.