Having wrestled and coached at the collegiate level, I have experienced the recruitment process from both perspectives. I was a highly recruited college prospect so I understand that this time in a student athlete’s career can be a very exciting experience. I also understand that this process can be very stressful and sometimes overshadow what should be some of our most incredible memories, both as parents and student athletes. Because these are some of my greatest memories, I have always stayed active in the sport, whether coaching college athletes or helping with the local YMCA. I have made many lifelong friendships through the sport and have worked, through many of these relationships, to advance the sport of wrestling at every level.
While the majority of my athletics center around wrestling, I am a lover of all sports and I played baseball and ran cross-country as well. I come from a very athletic family. My father raced stock cars professionally, my mother was a competitive gymnast, and I had an older sister who swam in college. I believe that athletics can be not only foundational to a child’s development, but also help pave the way for their future. Wrestling, not only helped keep me engaged in the classroom, but presented countless opportunities of which most kids my age were not blessed.
My unique professional and athletic experience has provided me with a background to serve. NCSA has provided me with a great opportunity to help families navigate the, sometimes, confusing landscape that makes up college athletics and the recruitment process.