Author Topic: High school & middle school wrestling coaches needed in... Virginia  (Read 324 times)

Seceder

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Might you be potentially interested in geographically exploring, while benefiting our sport?   Why not consider Virginia?   A teaching certificate is not required to coach wrestling [and / or football] at the college preparatory high school & middle school levels in Virginia.   Meanwhile Virginia's prep schools compete in the National Preps (along with various Texas prep schools) each winter.   They're traditionally held in nearby Pennsylvania but could someday rotate each year to Va., Ga. and Texas (etc.)...   Anyhow:



Help wanted:

*Collegiate H.S. in Richmond, Va. can always benefit from having incoming quality coaches, especially those seeking job opportunities nearby in that state capital city:

https://www.collegiate-va.org/page/team-detail?fromId=191451&Team=6841&SeasonLabel=2018+-+2019

*Bishop O'Connell HS in Arlington, VA (near Washington D.C.) is expanding its coaching staff for the 2018-2019 winter season.   Please contact head coach Alex Vergara, avergara@bishopoconnell.org .

*Randolph Macon Academy, a boarding school in Front Royal, VA  (sort of near D.C.) is looking for wrestling coaches for grades 6 - 12.   Please contact A.D. Frank Sullivan at fsullivan@rma.edu.

*The Potomac School (near Washington D.C.) is looking for a new head coach (and possibly assistant coaches). If you know of any potential candidates, please have them contact Rob Lee.  He's the boys athletic director at Potomac school in McLean, Virginia. His cell is 571-238-1098 and his email is rlee AT PotomacSchool.org.  (Please replace the AT with the @ symbol).

Meanwhile:

*Roanoke Catholic school,  which is located in Roanoke, Va. (near Va. Tech. University's Blacksburg, Va.) is in search of a wrestling coach for middle and high school kids.  If you are interested in this position and would like more info then please contact the Roanoke Catholic schools athletic director by e-mail at mpeck AT roanokecatholic.com (please replace the AT with the @ symbol) anb / or call the school at 540-982-3735 or the AD (Matt Peck) personally at 540-293-3791.

For more details about Roanoke Catholic:

  https://www.roanokecatholic.com/student-life/athletics/

   https://www.facebook.com/Roanoke-Catholic-Wrestling-551162431579142/

Incidentally, Roanoke Catholic's crosstown rival North Cross has recently reinstated wrestling but could likely use more coaches to help with recruiting (especially through football-related outreach):

http://www.northcross.org/athletics.html


   By the way, Virginia has around a dozen NCAA college wrestling programs, plus additional NCWA ones ...  This map is missing some of them:

https://batchgeo.com/map/c0e81f035bb980370884a6157e67ed9a


   Anyhow plenty of other prep. schools in Va. need (more) wrestling coaches.  Beneath this photo are the 2018 Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association ( http://www.visaa.org) state varsity wrestling tourney results:



2018 results:   courtesy of:  TrackWrestling.com

[* = boarding school]

1        St. Christophers    359.5
2        Benedictine College Preparatory  320.5
3        Paul VI 175.0
4        Peninsula Catholic  139.0
5        Bishop Ireton  118.0
6        Cape Henry Collegiate  110.5
7        Roanoke Catholic 109.0
8        Bishop OConnell  103.0
9        St. John Paul the Great Catholic HS  100.0
10       Norfolk Academy 90.0
11       *Fishburne Military School  86.0
12       *Woodberry Forest   85.0
13       The Potomac School  80.0
14       *Hargrave Military Academy  73.0
15       St. Stephens/St. Agnes  70.5
16       Bishop Sullivan Catholic    69.0
17       Collegiate School  68.0
18       Norfolk Collegiate School  61.5
19       The Covenant School  59.5
20       *Episcopal   51.0
21       Grace Christian School  37.0
22       *Fork Union Military Academy  28.0
23       Norfolk Christian Schools  27.0
24       *Randolph Macon Academy  17.0
25       *St. Anne`s-Belfield School  7.0
25       *Virginia Episcopal School  7.0
27       *Oak Hill Academy  4.0


NEWS:
*Broadwater Academy (a boarding & day school somewhat near Virginia Beach: https://broadwateracademy.org) offered wrestling as of 2018...
*North Cross recently reinstated wrestling:   http://www.northcross.org/athletics.html

AWOL from the state tourney in 2018 (for one reason or another, suggesting that coaching is needed at these schools which at least used to have wrestling teams):

Greenbriar Christian
*Massanutten Military Academy
*Miller School
*Blue Ridge
Eastern Mennonite
Nansemond Suffolk
Trinity Episcopal
Tandem Friends
&
*Christchurch

Liberty Christian Academy joined the VHSL public school conference circa 2014 after winning the VISAA state tournament in wrestling, so their absence is excused.  😊

Other prep schools in Va. that should add, or reinstate wrestling:

Stewart (Richmond, Va.)
Blessed Sacrament Huguenot (Richmond, Va.),
Flint Hill,
Seton (Northern Virginia)
Atlantic Shores,
Hampton Roads Academy,
Walsingham Academy
Carlisle
[Etc.]

Here are links to at least some of those Va. prep schools:  https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-schools/s/virginia/

Meanwhile here are direct links to boarding schools in Virginia which presently sponsor wrestling teams:

*Blue Ridge School: http://www.blueridgeschool.com/
*Broadwater Academy (a boarding & day school somewhat near Virginia Beach: https://broadwateracademy.org) offered wrestling as of 2018...
*Episcopal High School (near Washington D.C.):  https://www.episcopalhighschool.org/
*Fishburne Military School:  https://www.fishburne.org/
*Fork Union Military Academy:  http://www.forkunion.com/
*Hargrave Military Academy: https://www.hargrave.edu/
*Massanutten Military Academy: http://www.militaryschool.com/
*Miller School of Albemarle (Charlottesville, near U.Va.): http://millerschoolofalbemarle.org/
*Oak Hill Academy:  http://www.oak-hill.net
*Randolph Macon Academy:  http://www.rma.edu/
*St. Anne’s-Belfield School (Charlottesville, Va. near U.Va.):  https://www.stab.org   [<---recently reinstated!:-)
*Virginia Episcopal School: http://www.ves.org/
*Woodberry Forest School: http://www.woodberry.org/


Please feel free to share this info. with others.   



Related links

+Lists of boarding schools (with links) sponsoring wrestling in Virginia & Texas:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=429.0

+Texans who wrestle in (or who have wrestled in) Virginia at the collegiate level:

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=11.0

+Why aren't the National Preps ever rotated out of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania each winter?  Isn't it time to change that?

http://wrestlingtexas.com/Forum/index.php?topic=4.0 
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