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Mark Ellis

Brian Hall


Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois

Mark Ellis, Area Director


“I have a deep passion for Jesus and the sport of wrestling. I couldn’t shake the call of ministry. I then found out that I could put ministry and wrestling together. FCA Wrestling has been the perfect fit.”


  • Joined the FCA Wrestling staff in 2017
  • Former college wrestling coach at the University of Missouri, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Grand Canyon University, and the University of Virginia
  • Two-time All-American and National Champion at the University of Missouri
  • Married in 2014 to wife Nicole, they have three daughters—Eleanor, Eeva and Eila Rose



Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois

Brian Hall, Area Rep


“God has spent the last 24 years grooming me for this position. He has blessed me by placing a wide array of good coaches and godly men in my life to help me grow—both professionally and spiritually. I now hope to use the tools God has given me to disciple other coaches and athletes into a growing relationship with Him, through His son, Jesus Christ.”


  • Joined the FCA Wrestling staff in 2020
  • Retired after 28 years of teaching (special education) at Jacksonville High School in May 2020; 34 years in public education in Illinois; also retired from coaching at Jacksonville High School where he was the head wrestling coach for 24 years accumulating a career record of 327-197-3
  • Received a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth (IL) College where he played football for four years and wrestled his freshman year
  • Began wrestling as a high school freshman and was a state qualifier his senior year
  • Married to wife Lisa since 1993; have two sons—Joseph and Jacob

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