2011 NWCA Coaching Leadership Academy Class Announced

Updated: July 27, 2011

The NWCA is excited to announce that 60 coaches representing all collegiate divisions have been selected to receive full scholarships to participate in the Third Annual NWCA Coaching Leadership Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL on August 3 and 4, 2011.

“With the success of the 2009 and 2010 Academies, we are looking forward to mentoring another group of outstanding head and assistant coaches,” said NWCA President Brian Smith. “Being able to double the Academy in size this year, shows that there really was a need for this type of program at the college level.”

The purpose of this Academy is to utilize peer group discussion among college coaches, athletic administrators, and CEOs to develop “best practices” for protecting and strengthening intercollegiate wrestling programs through this challenging economy. Further, the NWCA wants to help coaches better align their programs with educational values.

Nationally renowned coaching development expert, Dr. Dan Gould from Michigan State University along with his staff, will be facilitating these discussions.

The NWCA is able to cover the airfare, lodging, meals and convention registration fees for all participants due to the generosity of several wrestling benefactors.

The 2011 Leadership Academy consists of the following coaches: Steve Anceravage, Chris Ayres, Joe Baranik, Duane Bastress, Marc Bauer, Frank Beasley, Todd Beckerman, Joe Boardwine, Jasen Borschoff, Jason Brew, Mike Catullo, Mike Childs, John Clark, Cisco Cole, Ryan Cooley, Ollie Cooperwood, Brian Davis, Mike DeRoehn, Jake Dieffenbach, Pete DiPol, Mike Dixon, Alex Dolly, Rob Eiter, Matt Eldredge, Justin Ensign, Mike Ester, Carl Fronhofer, Joe Galante, Sean Gray, Damion Hahn, Matt Hill, Kevin Hoogenboom, Greg Jones, Matthew Lackey, Glen Lanham, Jordan Leen, Matt Lowers, Stephen Makein, Rocco Mansueto, Jacob Marrs, Mark Matzek, Mason Mester, Cliff Moore, Travis Pascoe, Jason Peters, Mike Rogers, Corey Ruff, Doug Schwab, Charles Seibert, Bryan Snyder, Christopher Stratton, John Stutzman, Richard Tado, Chas Thompson, James Torres, Jason Valek, Severin Walsh, Yero Washington, and Dan Wirnsberger.

Mentors for the 2011 Leadership Academy are as follows: Ron Beaschler, Kevin Dresser, Heath Eslinger, Tim Fader, Dave Icenhower, Dave Kemmy, Rob Koll, Bill Racich, Archie Randall, Brian Smith, Greg Strobel, and Jeff Swenson.

The following 2010 Leadership Academy Coaches have completed the course and will be recognized for their achievement on August 5th: Matthew Azevedo, Alaina Berube, Seth Bloomquist, Matthew Burlingame, Ken Caudell, Sevond Cole, Derek DelPorto, Timothy Dernlan, Ramon Diaz, Daniel Elliott, Ron Headlee, Josh Henson, Eric Keller, Dock Kelly, Jason Loukides, Mike Mendoza, Nick Mitchell, Bob Patnesky, John Petty, Ken Prophete, Ken Ramsey, Matt Sedivy, Nathan Shearer, Michael Simon, Chad Smith, Pat Sole, Walter Ulrich, Marcie Van Dusen, Andy Vogel, Robbie Waller, Kevin Ward, and Mauricio Wright.

“We have been extremely fortunate that a select group of incredibly generous donors has made it possible to scholarships these 60 coaches. This program is vital to the future success of these coaches and their programs,” said Mike Moyer Executive Director of the NWCA.

“With the help of Dan Gould, our program benefactors, and dedicated mentors, the 2011 Leadership Academy Class will undoubtedly be a fantastic experience.”

On behalf the NWCA Board of Directors, we would like to encourage all college coaches (head and assistants) to attend the 2011 NWCA Convention scheduled for August 4-7.  Wrestling’s challenges must be solved by wrestling people.  There has never been a more important time for the wrestling community to work together.  We hope that we will see a record attendance this year!

The National Wrestling Coaches Association, established in 1928, is a non-profit organization for the advancement of all levels of the sport of wrestling with primary emphasis on developing coaches who work in academic environments.   The membership embraces all people interested in amateur wrestling.

The three core competencies of the NWCA are Coaching Development, student-athlete welfare, and promotion of wrestling.
For more information on the NWCA Leadership Academy visit: http://www.nwcaonline.com/NWCAWebSite/coachingdevelopment/leadership.aspx