Kerry McCoy – Executive Director & Head Coach
Kerry is a two-time US Olympian, 2008 Olympic Coach, two-time NCAA Division 1 National Champion and has over 20 years of Division 1 coaching experience. He was the Head Wrestling coach at the University of Maryland and Stanford University as well as an assistant coach at Lehigh University and Penn State University. In addition to coaching the 2008 Olympic Team, he has also coached numerous international teams for the United States.
Coach Ahad Javansalehi
Ahad was a two-time Olympian and four-time Asian medalist competing for Iran in the early 1990s. He was a member of the 2013 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team staff, and has helped coach U.S. Senior teams at the 2014 World Cup in Iran and the 2014 Granma Cup in Cuba. For the past 7 years he has worked with Cornell’s Spartan RTC. During this time, he placed one wrestler on the senior world team, had one Junior silver medalist, and numerous Cadet World Team members. Little known fact: Ahad has never beaten Coach Koll in chess, ping pong or any game which requires hand eye coordination. He will deny this but that is his pride speaking.
After having graduated (*undergrad) from California Baptist University as a student athlete, he has served as a Special Services Coordinator overseeing K-12 Special Education, as a college wrestling coach, an educator, a youth club director/coach, as well as hot-shot forest firefighter. Dr. Francois will coach our student athletes to achieve excellence, maximize potential, and build the self-worth to become key contributing citizens in society for life. Our student athletes come to us with dreams that begin as seeds in their hearts that take time and diligent care to be fulfilled. The addition of Dr. Francois will be essential to our students’ athletes realizing those dreams.
Joseph makes his way to Palo Alto after an epic career for Penn State. Along with winning four team national titles, Vincenzo was a two-time National Champion and three-time finalist for Penn State University.
Graduate of Illinois Jesse is one of the most highly decorated wrestlers to ever don a Fighting Illini singlet. Jesse racked up 101 victories while winning 2 Big Ten championships, was a 3x All-American and 2x NCAA champion. He wrestled in high school for Gilroy, CA where he was a state champion and 3x placer.