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!
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.
Avery Cummings has been a #FITSFaithful since 2017. He started as a student for 5 years, and has since graduated to become an amazing assistant coach. Avery was an elite wrestler at Kennard Dale HS and now is the starting 174lber for the McDaniel Green Terror. At 21 years old, Avery has big goals of making it to the 2024 Division II National Tournament!
John Lawrence. If you don't know Coach John, you should! An outstanding member of the SAA community, John coaches year round in Baseball, Football, and Wrestling. His experience is truly valued by all at the academy. Coach John is a master planner and runs a tight ship while keeping his athletes engaged in learning.
John has two sons who have been in our program for the past four years; Jacob and Zachary. His boys have shown amazing growth by attending classes consistently!