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CAMP STAFF & CLINICIANS

R.C. LAHAYE  |  ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH / CAMP DIRECTOR

→ NCAA All Americann
→ 3x Academic All American
→ Head Coach of NCAA 3rd Place Team
→ 3x NCAA Top 10 Team

R.C. LaHaye joined the Newberry College wrestling program for the 2014-15 season as associate coach. He also served as interim head coach in the spring 2016 semester. In his three seasons with the Wolves he has helped guide them to a team championship in each season since he arrived. The wolves won the 2015 NCAA Super Region II championship as well as the 2016 & 2017 ECAC Division II Wrestling League title while tallying a 41-14 dual meet record over those three seasons.

LaHaye founded the wrestling program at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Ariz., and coached the Antelopes for seven seasons. LaHay built the 'Lopes from a startup program to one of the best NCAA Division II teams in the country, coaching 13 'Lopes to NCAA All-American status and a 76-28 dual meet record in his final five seasons. He recruited and coached University World Champion and 2013 Division II Wrestler of the Year Tyrell Fortune.

Prior to the 'Lopes club year in 2013-14, LaHaye coached GCU to three consecutive top 10 finishes at the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

GCU competed as a club team as the university transitioned to Division I status, winning the NCWA national championship by a landslide with four champions, three runners-up and three third place finishes. 

LaHaye has coached four NCAA national champions, 20 NCAA Division II All-Americans and 42 NCAA Division II National Qualifiers. 

LaHaye had a decorated wrestling career at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. At Western State, he was a 2004 NCAA Division II All-American. He was also a three-time NCAA Academic All-American, three-time NCAA National Qualifier, three-time All-Rocky Mountain Athletic selection, as well as a Colorado Collegiate Champion. He was a member of the 2004 Western State squad that finished fourth in the nation.

Born and raised in Payson, Ariz., LaHaye wrestled for Payson HS under Hall of Fame coaches Dennis Pirch and Dave Lamotte. He was a three-time state champion and set a state record for career wins. LaHaye was a two-time High School All-American and team captain for three state championship teams.

LaHaye received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Adminstration from Western State College in 2005 and a Masters of Science in Leadership from Grand Canyon University in 2010.  He and his wife Katie have a daughter Lucie (age 3) and are expecting another child this fall.


CY WAINWRIGHT | HEAD COACH / CAMP DIRECTOR

→ Undefeated NCAA Champion
→ 2x NCAA All American
→ ECAC Coach of the Year
→ Newberry College Hall of Fame 2015

Cy Wainwright was named as the second head wrestling coach in Newberry College history in May 2016.

Wainwright had been the head wrestling coach at Coker College for the last three seasons and was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Wrestling League Coach of the Year for the 2015-16 season. He coached the Cobras’ first-ever All-American in 2016.

Wainwright is the only undefeated national champion in Newberry College history, and his dominant run in his three years in a scarlet and gray singlet will be tough to approach. The Green Cove Spring, Fla., native went an impressive 36-0 in the 2008-09 season with 14 pins, winning the heavyweight national championship just minutes after Keeno Griffin. The three-time national qualifier also earned All-American honors in 2008 with a third place finish.

At the time of his graduation in 2009, Wainwright was the school’s all-time wins leader with 128 victories, all-time falls leader with 33 and all-time major decisions leader with 17.

Following his graduation from Newberry, Wainwright entered the collegiate coaching ranks. He earned his master’s degree at St. Cloud State and was named the first head coach at Benedictine (Kan.) before starting the program at Coker.

The 2015-16 season was a big year for the Coker wrestling program, as the team became part of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference and finished second in the conference in its first season of affiliation. Wainwright led the Cobras to a 14-3 overall record with a 4-2 ECAC mark. Five Cobras were named to All-Academic teams and the Cobras finished with a 3.149 team grade point average, 18th-best among Division II wrestling teams nationally. Wainwright was also named ECAC Coach of the Year, with five wrestlers earning All-ECAC honors.

During his second season at the helm of the Cobras, Wainwright led the team to a 14-5 record in dual matches, appeared in the Top 5 in the Super Region II polls for three weeks, was twice ranked in the national polls and won the Coker College Coach of the Year award. In his first year leading the Cobras, Wainwright led the team to a record of 10-7 in dual matches in the program’s first season of competition.

Wainwright has coached 20 NCAA Division II national qualifiers, 11 All-Americans, two national finalists and one NCAA Division II National Champion.  He has also coached two top 10 NCAA teams and a national runner-up team in 2011.


BRYANT BLANTON  |  CAMP CLINICIAN

→ NCAA Champion
→ 3x NCAA All American
→ Newberry College Hall of Fame 2016

 

 


TRUNG DUONG |  ASSITANT COACH OHIO VALLEY UNIVERSITY

→ 2x NCAA All American
→ 2x NCAA National Qualifier
→ 3x NCAA Academic All American


 

 


CHRIS FREJIE |  HEAD COACH KENTUCKY WESLEYAN COLLEGE

→ NCAA National Finalist
→ NCAA All American

 

 

 


BOOMER FECHKO |  ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

→ Coached 4 NCAA D1 National Qualifiers
→ NCAA Div. 2 All American

 

 

 

 


BJ YOUNG  |  CAMP CLINICIAN

→ 3x NCAA All American
→ 2x NCAA National Finalst
→ Career Wins Leader at Newberry College
→ Undefeated in MMA


 



HUSTON EVANS
2x NCAA All American
NCAA National Finalist

JORDAN SIMPSON
NCAA All American
4x HS State Champion

CODY BRUNDAGE
NCAA National Qualifier
Academic All American

MANY MORE GUEST CLINICIANS TO BE ANNOUNCED!