Coaches

High School Coaches:

Coach Albert graduated from Upper Moreland High School where he wrestled all four years and then moved on to Bloomsburg University where he wrestled for three years for their Division One wrestling program. In his fifth year at Bloomsburg University, he came on as an assistant coach in 2005.  During his time as an assistant coach at Bloomsburg University, he served as an assistant wrestling coach and academic advisor for all wrestlers on the team.  As a wrestler at Bloomsburg University he helped train heavyweight, Mike Spaid, a 2X EWL Champion, 3X PSAC Champion, 4X NCAA National Qualifier, and 2006 – 2007 All American Division 1.  Upon graduation he moved on to the high school level of coaching as the assistant coach at Upper Moreland High School. In that time he doubled numbers, improved their wrestling skills, and produced the schools second freshman to make it to states and recently the first state medalist in thirty years, Tim Santry. He also guided the wrestling program on the winning path after finishing with the programs first winning season in over ten years.  Recently, he directed and facilitated a wrestling club that he had developed called the “Big Boys’ Club.”  This club had given many upper weight wrestlers in the area a chance to not only train with wrestlers of their size, but an opportunity to learn collegiate level styles of wrestling at higher weights. Two of his heavyweights that have trained in his class medaled in the 2009 PIAA State Championships: David Osei, 2nd and Alex Myers 6th.  Currently he is the head wrestling coach at Jim Thorpe High School and serves as an assistant camp director for the Bloomsburg University Wrestling Camps.

Assistant Coach Terry Levan

Coach Levan graduated from Sullivan County High School where he wrestled all four years. During the summers of his high school career, Coach Levan was a staff member of Russ Houk’s wrestling camp. Houk’s camp is the former training center for the U.S. Olympic and Pan-American Games.  During this time Coach Levan  was also a member of the Ajax and Odysseus wrestling club.  After graduation from high school Coach Levan passed on a possible opportunity to wrestle at Franklin and Marshall College and joined the United States Navy. While in the Navy Coach Levan has served as a search and rescue swimmer and firefighter on the USS Trenton LPD14 and USS Nassau LHA4. Currently Coach Levan is busy building future champions in the Jim Thorpe elementary program and is a Recruiter for the Navy.

Junior High Coaches

Lance Malatak – Head Coach
Brian Hydro

Knee-Hi Coaches
Renny Shoop – Head Coach
Ross Acker – Coach
Brian Schwartz – Coach
John O’Neill – Coach
Brian Walck – Coach
Jason Pychinka – Exhibition Coach
Candy Soden – Statistician

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