Mid Atlantic Region
Area Rep, Greater Lynchburg Area
Why FCA Wrestling?
“After coaching high school for 25 years, I sensed the Lord leading me to step down from coaching high school and to start an FCA Wrestling Club in the greater Lynchburg (Virginia) area.”
Joined Greater Lynchburg FCA as an FCA Wrestling Area Rep in 2020, where he runs an FCA Wrestling Club.
Assistant and head high school wrestling coach for 25 years
Has been in full-time Christian ministry with his wife for 25 years
After serving in the United States Marine Corps, he attended Liberty University where he was a student-athlete in wrestling and became the first-ever NCAA National Champion in any sport for LU
Committed his life to Christ when he was 19 while serving in the USMC as a scout sniper in Beirut, Lebanon
Married to Julie and have raised five boys—Zeb, Eli, Luke, Reid, and Hudson—who have all wrestled in high school and college
Why FCA Wrestling?
“I chose FCA Wrestling because I attended an FCA Wrestling partnership camp in high school where God transformed my faith and convicted me to go deeper in my walk with Him. I also have personally experienced the power of a three-dimensional coach that mentored me in my faith. I believe in the vision and mission of FCA Wrestling and I have seen the incredible amount of influence that coaches can have over their athletes in all aspects of life. I want others to know that their identity is not defined by their performance on the mat or in the corner, but by their relationship with Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
Joined the FCA Wrestling staff in 2019
Grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Graduated from Messiah College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in youth ministry
Wrestled for Garden Spot High School and for Messiah College
Wrestling highlights include fifth place in the 2014 PIAA State Tournament, four-time NCAA D III National Qualifier, three-time All-American, two-time National Finalist, and one-time National Champion
Married his wife Lydia (whom he met at high school) in 2018; they currently live in Ephrata, Pennsylvania