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Meet the Coaches

Coach Tye

Tye Head Coach, Coach Tye, has been with the Ewing Recreation Wrestling team for three years. He began wrestling in 1995 wrestling at Ewing High School. Coach Tye volunteered as a coach at Ewing High School from 1998 to 2005 and then volunteered at Notre Dame High School from 2006 till 2008 before starting the All in 1 Wrestling club. He is a big fan of Penn State’s wrestling program.

Coach Tye’s favorite part about coaching is the kids. The kids are very eager to learn the sport and they take everything in, says Coach Tye.

“This sport is tough, but it is also a lot of fun. This sport can help you out in life. It shows you how not to quit and not to give up,” he says. Coach Tye recommends that the parents learn as much as they can about the sport from the coaches, too. It’s a great help to be able to support your kid during a match.

Coach Tye’s specialties as a heavyweight wrestler were upper body techniques. His bread and butter moves were the duck under and the lateral drop.

Coach Tye would like to see the Ewing Recreation wrestling team triple in size in the near future. He would also like to have a wrestling program that allows kids to wrestle year round.


Coach "Mo"

MoAssistant Coach, Coach Mohamed, known as Coach Mo by the kids, began wrestling in 1991, when he was in the 4th grade. Coach Mohamed wrestled for Ewing Recreation Wrestling, Fisher Middle School, Ewing High School, and the Montclair State University team which placed 7th for Division 3 in the country at the time. The cradle was Coach Mohamed’s go-to move. Once he had opponents in this position, they were not able to get out.

Coach Mohamed has been coaching kids for nearly a decade spending time coaching for summer programs. He has also had the opportunity to work with All in 1 Wrestling Club, Notre Dame and Neshaminy High School wrestlers. His favorite part about coaching is the team aspect. He enjoys watching the kids grow together as a team and takes pride in being able to help the kids learn the importance of team work. “Wrestling is so often seen as an individual sport, but without your teammates being there to support you and help you practice, you cannot grow as a wrestler,” he says.

While the wrestling team learns to support each other, another thing kids learn is to be strong individually. When it is your turn to wrestle, it is up to you, Coach Mohamed explains. “What I like about wrestling is that when you're in play, there is no one to pass the ball to.  It is just you and your opponent.  Whatever happens in that moment depends on how hard you trained and how much effort you put in,” says Coach Mohamed.

Coach Mohamed would remind kids that it is okay to admit to your mistakes and faults. No one is ever perfect. If you can learn to identify your faults and own your mistakes, you will be able to fix the mistakes and become better. 

 “I hope that all coaches the child has in his or her career are able to communicate and keep the child's best interest at heart.  I would love to one day develop a mentor program between the rec wrestlers and the current student wrestlers in middle and high school. I think this will help the child prepare for a future with wrestling, as well as help keep wrestling fun for everyone!” he says.

 

Coach Imran

ImranAssistant Coach Imran, has been an assistant coach with the Ewing Recreation Wrestling team since 2013. Coach Imran began wrestling in 8th grade at Fisher Middle School and wrestled through high school at Ewing High where near side and far side tilts were his favorite way to gain those back points. As a coach, his favorite part of working with the kids is getting to see the kids improve as wrestlers, and getting to see them have fun and enjoy the sport of wrestling as they learn.

For the parents, Coach Imran would like to remind you that wrestling is a contact sport so bumps and bruises may be a part of it. But the coaches are here to guide your kids as they develop skills and become stronger wrestlers experiencing matches from year to year.

Coach Imran’s goal for the Ewing Recreation Wrestling team is to see kids in Ewing come out and enjoy the sport of wrestling while they develop into middle school and high school wrestlers. It is a tough sport, he says, but if the kids give it their best and do not get discouraged, they can only get better with practice and wrestling time.

 

Coach Doug

MillerAssistant Coach Doug began wrestling in second grade, just like many of the kids on our team. He continued wrestling through his years at Bermudian Springs Middle School and High School, where he had the most escapes and reversals on his high school team. Coach Doug also wrestled through college at Lebanon Valley College, where he says he will never forget the friendships that he made. He also attended summer wrestling camps at Lock Haven University and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. As a wrestler, Coach Doug’s favorite moves were the single leg spike, suck back, sit out head shraeder, half Nelson, and cross face cradle.

“Some moves are going to feel natural to you and some aren't. Find your moves and perfect them,” Coach Doug says. “Wrestling is both a team sport and an individual sport. There are no time outs except for injuries. It is truly an art form where you build the basic structure, and fill in the details through the years. After time, one move flows to the next, to the next. It's like the physical analog to playing jazz,” he says.

Coach Doug has been helping the Ewing Recreation Wrestling team on and off since 2009 and has now stepped in as a coach, making his first official debut as an Assistant Coach during the 2015-2016 season.

“The best feeling is when a wrestler works hard on a move at practice and then uses it successfully in a bout to defeat his or her opponent,” says Coach Doug. “Pay attention to every detail and ask for help when you need it. If something isn't working, speak up. Wrestling is a personal journey that is extremely rewarding for its discipline, fitness, and the unforgettable friendships along the way. Wrestling helps build courage, humility, confidence, and control of your mind and body,” Coach Doug teaches and encourages the kids. 

For the parents, Coach Doug says “Wrestling is a tough sport. Be there to encourage your wrestler along the way. There will be bumps and bruises, and emotional struggles. Stay positive.” Coach Doug wants to help our wrestlers build the same passion for the sport that he has.