See more information below about these FCA Wrestling staff in the Southeast Central Region.

Heath Eslinger

Steven Jude

Rusty Parks

Southeast Central REGION

Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama

Heath Eslinger, Area Director

WHY FCA WRESTLING?

“FCA is one of the most influential organizations in America and FCA Wrestling is truly using the sport of wrestling to impact coaches and athletes locally, nationally, and around the world. I believe revival is going to happen through the ministry of sport and FCA Wrestling is going to lead the way.”

ABOUT HEATH

  • Joined the FCA Wrestling staff in 2018
  • 2008-2017—Head Wrestling Coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Three-time Southern Conference Wrestling Champion
  • Former Head Wrestling Coach for Cleveland High School
  • Married since 2004 to wife Brandi; they have four children—Brooke, Madelyn, Keely, and Carson

Southeast Central REGION

Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama

Steven Jude, Area Rep – FCA Wrestling Kentucky

WHY FCA WRESTLING?

“FCA is the vehicle that God used to change my life in college. It is where I truly started to follow Jesus. Years later after being around FCA as a volunteer, Rusty Parks (Area Rep-Kentucky) got me involved with being a character coach for some wrestling teams and helping take young wrestlers to FCAW camp each summer. After seeing the almost unexplainable dynamic of introducing these young wrestlers and coaches to Jesus, I was hooked! I can’t believe I get to wake up and be a part of this every day.”

ABOUT STEVEN

  • Joined FCA Wrestling Kentucky as an Area Rep in 2020
  • Before coming on staff with FCA in 2019, he worked as a personal trainer/stay at home dad for 10 years, while coaching and volunteering with FCA
  • Prior Law Enforcement in Auburn, Alabama
  • Graduated from Campbellsville University in Kentucky, where he played football for four years
  • Two-time state finalist and three-time all-state wrestler in high school
  • Married in 2000 to his wife Michelle and have two daughters and two sons—Hailey, Peyton, Gabriel, and Finn

Southeast Central REGION

Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama

Rusty Parks, Area Rep

WHY FCA WRESTLING?

“As a former wrestling coach, I know how hard successful wrestlers and coaches work to achieve their goals. I feel so blessed to be able to use my influence and relationships to point coaches and wrestlers to Jesus, the ultimate goal.”

ABOUT RUSTY

  • Came on staff with Central Kentucky FCA in August, 2007
  • Retired in 2006 after 30 years as coach at Woodford County High School in Versailles, Kentucky
  • His teams had nine State Tournament Team titles, six Dual Meet State Tournament titles, and finished in the top 3 at State Tournament for 20 years (the last 17 years in a row)
  • In 2003, named “National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year” by National High School Athletic Coaches Association
  • In 2006, named “National High School Wrestling Coach of the Year” by National Wrestling Coaches Association
  • Married to wife Beverly; have two daughters—Jenny and Holly

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