An assistant coach for the Eagles wrestling team will be leading the group this winter. Joel Sanchez was recently announced as the new wrestling head coach.
“I’m looking forward to continued success,” said Sanchez. “I’m looking forward to the athletes who are coming back and giving them all the opportunity in the world to reach their full potential.”
Sanchez, a California native, wrestled in high school and junior college before he was offered a scholarship to wrestle at Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri. Sanchez and his wife moved to Dayton 13 years ago and he had the opportunity to coach her youngest brother in wrestling at Centerville High School.
After moving to downtown Dayton, Sanchez took a chance last year to see if the Eagles wrestling program was in need of an assistant coach. He was hired on with a focus on training, technique, and strength and conditioning.
The Eagles had one of their best wrestling seasons in history this winter. In dual competition, the team finished the regular season 3 – 1, and finished as regional runner-up in the OSHAA Team Dual Tournament. In regular tournament competitions, the team won four invitationals and tournaments, were runner-up at the sectional tournament and runner-up at the district tournament.
“I love Dayton and the resurgence of the downtown area which CJ is a huge part of,” Sanchez shared. “I feel at home even though I’ve only been here a short time.”
Todd Shuttleworth, the current women’s golf and softball head coach, will take on an additional role as the men’s golf coach.
“I'm very excited and looking forward to coaching both the Men's and Women's golf programs,” Shuttleworth said. “I've enjoyed being a part of the CJ community and I am excited to continue the success of both programs.”
Under Shuttleworth, last fall the women’s team returned to the state tournament for the ninth year in a row.
Posted May 15, 2018