Check out our list of coaches! I'm not sure where you'll find coaches with the skills and experience of our FITS Academy staff. Each coach has an incredible knack for making practices fun, informative, and tough. You'll find our coaches LOVE wrestling, have great moral compasses, and truly care about each student and his/her development in the sport!

Coach's Bios

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 contagious enthusiasm and unmistakable passion to each practice! During his three-year internship with National Hall of Famer, Wade Schalles, Coach Steve was able to observe one of the best wrestlers and clinicians to ever step foot on a mat.

 

Here are some of Steve's accomplishments on the mat...

-4x NCAA All-American at Shippensburg and American University

-4x NWCA Academic All-American; graduated cum laude with a 3.5 GPA

-PSAC, EIWA, & Midlands Champion; 184-20 Career College Record

-2x PA State Place Winner; 139-20 Career High School Record

-5 Years as a D1 Coach; coached 7 Division 1 All-Americans

-D3 and LL League Hall of Famer

-10 years serving with Fellowship of Christian Athletes 

Here are some of Coach Fittery's recent matches. Enjoy!

Please read the testimonials page to see what people have to say about working with Steve.

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John Lawrence will be the head coach of the Rose Farm location for the month of March. Coach John has been leading the SAA Youth Wrestling program for the past 4 seasons and has increased participation to over 80 kids this season! John tunes into high level wrestling matches, both international and NCAA, and is a big fan of, you guessed it, Penn State wrestling. John has an incredible wealth of knowledge and understanding of the sport. I am most impressed with John's ability to control the room and get kids tuned in to practice! Coach John has high energy, a magnetic personality, and a true commitment to his athletes.

 

John lives in Stewartstwon, PA with his wife Jenn. They have three wildly athletic and energetic kids; Lindsey, Jacob, and Zachary. We couldn't be more excited to have Coach John as part of our staff!

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Ben Brosius is the veteran of the FITS coaching staff and will be helping this season at the Rose Farm location. Coach Ben 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 will be Coach Ben's fourth year with FITS Wrestling Academy. 
 

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. They, along with their lovable pup Barnabus, currently reside in Hydes, MD where Coach Ben works from home in the computer software field.

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Mason Goretsas is now a 3rd year 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 with lots of sweat on the mat!

In High School Coach Mason was a star wrestler for North Carroll High School. He was a 2x State Champion and with excellent tactics and mat awareness. He now uses that knowledge to help guide his wrestlers at McDaniel and our wrestlers at FITS!

 

On a personal note; Coach Mason earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science at McDaniel College. Happily married to his college sweetheart, Kelsey, they now have two strong baby boys; Bo (3.5yrs) and Mack (1yr). When he's not at McDaniel, Mason works for his father's small business, Evergreen Builders Inc.

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This is Elisha Gaylor's 4th year with FITS Academy at the Reinholds location. You won't find anyone who has something bad to say about Elisha. This man is one of the hardest workers you'll ever meet! He works concrete all day, then coaches (many sports) at night. He not only coaches wrestling year-round, Gaylor also coaches' baseball and cross country at Wyomissing High School. Kids love Coach Gaylor's contagious energy and high-paced style. 

Coach Gaylor was a 4-year starter at Ursinus College and brings a wealth of wrestling knowledge to our students. Elisha is great with the kids, easy to talk to, and his passion for the sport is clearly on display at every practice. You would have to travel far and wide to find a coach who runs as good a practice as Coach Elisha!

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Jake Rose will be helping Coach John at the Rose Farm location. If you think Coach Fittery is high-energy and loves wrestling...Wait 'til you meet this guy! Jake wrestled at North Harford and was an assistant for the SAA program this year. When the SAA kids were told Jake will be helping at FITS, they literally celebrated. That's the kind of connection Coach Jake develops with his athletes. Kids will be more excited about practices, and you'll see your wrestler's passion for the sport increase with Coach Jake around!

Other Coaches and Helpers

*These are folks who will show up sporadically to help out... and it's quite the list!

Matt Fittery; Reinholds- PA State Place Winner, 3x NCAA D1 Qualifier @ Lock Haven University; ranked Top 20 in the country as a Senior, Cocalico Head Coach for 8 seasons

George Swann; Reinholds- PA State Finalist; 4-year starter & D1 National Qualifier at Bucknell; Cocalico Youth Head Coach

Teddy Wolf; Reinholds- 4th year Cocalico HS Head Coach; Cocalico was #12 seed this year at the District 3 Wrestling Championships and finished 4th at LL Leagues

Josh Asper; Rose Farm- 4x MD State Champion @ Hereford, 2x NCAA D1 All-American @ Maryland, trained by legendary coaches Kerry McCoy and Cary Kolat

*More Coaches may be added as season goes on