If you haven't seen Coach Fittery work with young wrestlers, you are in for a treat! Taking the skills he learned as an education major at American University, Coach Fittery brings super enthusiam and unmistakable passion to each practice! During his three year mentorship with Hall of Fame great Wade Schalles, Coach Fittery was able to observe one of the best wrestlers and clinicians to ever step foot on this planet! Combining those teaching skills with a resume that boasts four NCAA All-American Certificates, you will be pleased with the leadership Coach Fittery provides.
In addition to his accolades on the mats, Coach Fittery understands the importance of being a student first. For his commitment to his studies while in college, Steve accomplished a rare feat, being recognized four times (every year) by the NWCA as an Academic All-American!
Coach Fittery has also spent the last 10 years serving with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. From mentoring young men at camps, to giving character talks in front of large groups, to being president of his huddle at Shippensburg and American University, Steve is a person that will instill the values and character of an outstanding citizen to all his athletes at FITS Wrestling Academy.
Since graduating college in 2011, Steve has been coaching at the NCAA Division 1 level. Over the course of five years, Coach Fittery has helped SEVEN of his wrestlers earn All-American honors at the National Championships. During the off-season, Coach Fittery could be found at dozens of different camps and clinics
up-and-down the east coast coaching and mentoring young wrestlers. Please read the testimonials page to see what people have to say about working with Steve.
Assistant Coaches Bios
Coach Ben is the veteran on the FITS staff. He specializes in working with our youth at the Hereford location. He is a positive and encouraging mentor, who teaches students life lessons with a quiet and confident demeanor. His patience is unrivaled, and he is gentle and uplifting when providing insight for our wrestlers. This is Coach Ben's third year with FITS Wrestling Academy. We value his teaching ability along with his moral compass and couldn't ask for a better addition to our team!
Brosius was an accomplished wrestler at Dover High School in Pennsylvania, before completing his degree in Computer Programming at Penn State University. Coach Ben is a happily married man to his lovely wife Shelly. He and his wife (and dog Barnabus) currently reside in Hydes, MD where Coach Ben works from home in the computer software field. Email Coach Ben
Coach Mason is entering his second year with FITS Academy has adds a blast of intensity to our staff. He was recently promoted to the HEAD COACH at McDaniel College; a local division 3 NCAA Wrestling program in Westminster, MD. When Coach Mason runs practices, it is always a high tempo session. The kids enjoy his business mentality, and parents are impressed how Mason adapts technique to the appropriate age levels in the room.
In High School Coach Mason was a stud wrestler for North Carroll High School. He was a 2x State Champion and was an excellent strategist on the mat. It was clear, even in high school, that Mason understood the intricacies of wrestling. He now uses that knowledge to help guide his wrestlers at McDaniel and our wrestlers at FITS!
On a personal note; Coach Mason just earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science at McDaniel College. He also recently got married! Congrats Coach Mason! When he's not at McDaniel, Mason works for his father's small business, Evergreen Builders Inc.
Coach John joined the FITS Academy Staff in the Spring of 2018. John assisted at our Dallastown and York Compound locations. This Spring he will be helping out at the Compound and Susquehannock HS as well.
Andel was a stand-out wrestler at Red Lion HS qualifying for the District 3 Championships on multiple occasions. He was crowned a sectional champion his senior year of high school and captained his team to two league championships. He continued his winning ways at Millersville University where he was a Division 1 starter for four years. John just missed qualifying for the NCAA's by one match finishing second at the East Regional.
A mechanical engineer, Coach John lives in Spring Grove, PA with his wife Amber and three beautiful young children.