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Coaching Positions Available or Coaches Looking For Positions

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Westhampton Beach HS has an opening for a head wrestling coach at the HS level for this upcoming season. If you know someone who may be interested please have them contact Kathleen Masterson, Director of Health, Physical Education & Athletics, at 49 Lilac Road Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 or 631-288-3800 x219. Teaching positions are open in Special Ed and Art in the Elementary School and Math and Science in the HS.
Posted 5/38/2019
Hewlett HS has a paid wrestling coaching position available at the HS level for this upcoming season. If you know someone who may be interested please have them contact Steve Jones at 516-220-3773. If we find the right candidate he can begin coaching with us this spring season.
Posted 4/8/2019


Hi my name is Todd Mueckenheim, and I'm looking to inquire into a high school wrestling position, head or assistant wrestling coach. I've been wrestling since 2005 and also I'm a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. I've coached at a middle school wrestling level for 2 years, worked closely with kids at high school level for 2 years, and have been coaching kids in grappling for the past 7 -8 years as a whole. I currently am working at ufc gym in new Hyde park. and have a flexible afternoon time frame to coach from 3-5. You can contact me at 845-242-6984 or my e-mail: tmuck@gmail.com . You may also use my co-worker Mike Maher who is a Coach at Chaminade high school as a reference (516) 581-2992. Thank you and look forward to helping build a strong wrestling program. If you need any other information please let me know thank you.

My name is Nick Harris and I'm currently seeking a coaching position.  I am a former all-county wrestler and Freestyle State Champion from West Hempstead.  I have experience coaching at the Middle School level, but would thoroughly enjoy coaching at the High School level as well.  I teach highly effective techniques and strategies that will quickly increase a team's skills.  My passion in life is wrestling, and I'd like the opportunity to give back and inspire student-athletes with that passion. I am a licensed attorney, however, I have left my practice to pursue a Master's in Athletic Administration and will have more than enough time to dedicate to coaching full-time for at least the next 3 seasons.  Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you.
Contact Info:
Nick Harris

My name is Artie Weidler and I'm currently seeking a Physical Education and Coaching Position.

I have been the Assistant Varsity Wrestling Coach in the Farmingdale School District over the last 9 years in which the team has won 3 conference titles, has had 27 all county wrestlers, and 2 county champions.  I am a 3x collegiate All American, NCAA Div 3. National Champion, and New York State Collegiate "Wrestler of the Year".

Resume available upon request.

Contact Info: weidlerartie@gmail.com or 516-983-2515

My name is Michael Gulli I am from Plainview. I am interested in a high school coaching position on the island. I have two seasons experience with PAL, one season coaching middle school and a season of high school coaching. I have recently completed the first class of the BOCES program to acquire a NY state coaching license. I have wrestled for nearly 10 years now and still currently compete in freestyle. I want to coach and help high school wrestlers realize their true potential as student-athletes and set them on the right path for a successful season, college career and most importantly life. I am very eager to get on the mat and start making a difference. If any other info is needed about me please contact me at 516-319-3416 or email mgulli2@hotmail.com.

Donald Rivera is looking for a Physical Education Teacher/Wrestling Coach position.  Resume available upon request.
Throughout the last seven years, I have had the pleasure to work as a Physical Education Instructor and Wrestling Coach.  Within this role I have successfully prepared and provided physical education instruction for elementary, intermediate and high school students.  Because of this and my present strong desire to continue my career in a similar instructional role.
I would appreciate favorable consideration of this employment inquiry as well as the  opportunity to meet with you to further discuss my qualifications.  I would be available for a personal interview at your convenience.  Thanking you in advance.
Donald can be contacted
631-375-4763 or

Tom Pavia is seeking a teaching & head coach position in Section 11. I am certified in PhysEd and have vast experience with disciplinary roles in several of the schools I've worked in.  I am willing to pursue other certifications to fulfill a needed role/opportunity in the school system that see's me as a potential hire.

I am currently the head wrestling coach at Polytech HS in Woodside, DE. We currently have 4 kids ranked in the top 4 of the State with all of them being members of the prestigious TEAM DELAWARE which competes at the National level in Fargo, ND; Florida - Disney Duals and New Orleans - AAU Nationals. My coaching experience is vast and includes Freestyle and Greco-Roman as well. My coaching experience includes 5 years as an assistant coach at the (College) Division I level. As a head wrestling coach in Maryland we produced 7 State finalists in 3 years, 1 high school All-American and a State dual meet Championship. In Delaware, I've coached in 2 schools prior to my current position where we produced 16 State Placers and 4 Division I College Wrestlers - 2 of which are competing currently for Lock Haven & Bloomsburg University(s). Our teams were Conference Champions, Regional Champions and State Dual Meet Finalists. As a wrestler and proud graduate of William Floyd HS I wrestled 3 years (1 out due to injury) and was a League Runner-up. My weight class had one of Long Islands best ever wrestlers in Pete Yozzo. I was 2nd in New York State's Freestyle Championships (Summer) and went on to compete for the All-Air Force Team as an active duty member of the Armed Forces. I was an AAU National Champion in Freestyle and 3rd in Greco-Roman in 1994.

I have a passion for the sport of wrestling and impacting young people that continues to burn brightly. If anyone is interested in "passing the torch," and handing their program over to someone who is capable and has a proven track record or there is an available opening for a Head Wrestling Coach - please contact me at the following email address: tompavia@aol.com or tpavia@polytech.k12.de.us.
John Kernochan is a Special Ed teacher (17 years) and wrestling coach from California looking to relocate back to the east coast.  He has coached for 20 years, 18 yrs as a varsity head coach and 2 years as an assistant coach at Hunter College.  He is looking for a district where i can coach and teach.  Would be available for asst coach or head coach.  John can be contacted by email at jkzephyr2@aol.com or by home phone# at 925-299-1639.  He is very motivated to move back east.