Background: Wissahickon High School 1984 – 1988, LaSalle University 1988, 1989, 1992. Assistant Coach Wissahickon High School 1991.
Honors: 1988 PIAA State Qualifier, 95 wins – high school.
LaSalle University NCAA D1: MAAC “all-freshman”, National Catholic Tournament 3rd. 37 wins.
Philosophy: I believe wrestling builds a foundation that offers an education which transcends athletics. Wrestling, as well as many aspects of life, you often are “on your own”, and must rely on your training and knowledge to survive. Learning how to win with humility and lose gracefully is important in wrestling and life. As the head coach, I will work diligently make sure our kids are having fun, learning how to wrestle, and developing skills to use beyond the wrestling mat.
Director of Coaching
Honors: 3x PIAA State Place Winner (6th, 4th, 3rd) in 1995, 1996 and 1997, 108 career wins in high school, 4-year starter at University of Maryland, 2x NCAA qualifier, 103 career wins in college
Philosophy: My goal as a father is to instill my children with a passion for life. My passion began in middle school when I started competing in the sport of wrestling. Like most worth-while endeavors in life, wrestling is difficult. It demands a price for success; strength and endurance, courage and discipline, hard work and perseverance. This sport reveals the character of its participants. It teaches respect and it instills responsibility. I love this sport and the characteristics that it builds in its participants. I’m honored at the opportunity to share my passion with the next generation.
Background: Wissahickon High School 1987-1991, Southern Connecticut State University 1991, 1992, 1993
Honors: 1991 Regional Champion, PIAA State Qualifier, Southern Connecticut State University DII, 1992 Central Connecticut State Tournament 1st, 1992 Ithaca Tournament 2nd, 1992 United States Coast Guard Tournament 4th
Philosophy: For me, wrestling is a platform to develop many skills, both physical and psychological. Most important are confidence and respect. If you believe in yourself you can achieve anything, at the same time having respect for the sport and your opponents is a must. The goal is to get better everyday, as a wrestler and as a person.
Background: Bensalem High School 1988-1992, Penn State University 1992-1996
Honors: Over 100 wins – High School/Club Wrestling career.
Philosophy: The reason I choose to coach youth wrestling is to instill a love and passion for the sport of wrestling. This will be accomplished by positively coaching the kids, having fun in practice, stressing positive attitudes and teaching perseverance. The success of our program will be measured by the number of wrestlers we retain from year to year, not how many matches are won.
Background: Pascack Hills High School 1986-1989, Hillsdale Hawks- Asst Coach 1994-1995
Philosophy: Wrestling taught me to never to give up. I went 0-16 my freshman year in high school and almost quit the second day of sophomore year. I came back and finished in the Regionals in my senior year. The key to success in the sport is that you get out of it whatever you put into it. We are not just looking to make good wrestlers, but good people as well.
Background: Upper Dublin High School 2009 – 13, Conestoga Valley High School Asst. Coach 2016-17
Honors: PIAA District Medalist, 80 Wins – High School.
Philosophy: Wrestling is one of the most physically and mentally demanding sports a student can compete in. Unlike most sports you are on your own in wrestling it is just you and your opponent. That being the case wrestlers are required to prepare, perform and adapt for every match. These skills transcend to everyday life after wrestling when it comes to dealing with adversity. I believe everyone who has wrestled is better off for it, there is not a more humbling sport a student can compete in.