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Hilliard Darby High School



Head Coach

This is Matt's 2nd year as Head Coach and 13th year on the Hilliard Darby Wrestling Staff. Matt is a graduate of Hilliard Darby High School and a Science Teacher at Hilliard Heritage Middle School.


Assistant Varsity Coach

Brad Jones enters his 4th season as an Assistant Coach at Hilliard Darby High School and   was instrumental in helping Bradley Weaver become Darby's first State Champion in 2021.  Prior to coming to Darby, Brad spent two years coaching at Springfield High School.

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Assistant Coach

Jared Ball enters his 5th season as an Assistant Coach at Hilliard Darby High School.  Jared is a 2018 graduate of Hilliard Darby and is one of the most decorated wrestlers in program history.



Head JV Coach

Nate Garrison enters his 5th year with the Hilliard Darby Wrestling Program.  Prior to joining the Panthers, Nate spent the previous 12 years as the Head Wrestling Coach at Hilliard Weaver Middle School.


Darby Assistant Coach

Anthony has been helping Darby & Heritage athletic for over 10 years. Currently, he is a freshman football coach and Wrestling Coach for Hilliard Darby. Last year he helped out with girls wrestling helping Emma Bolyard make the state tournament. 

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Darby Assistant Coach

Adam enters his 5th year as a staff member for Darby. Adam was a former Panthers and now helps with the JV program.

Darby Assistant Coach

Austin enters his 2nd year as a staff member for Darby. Adam was a former wrestler for Canal Winchester. Austin also helps out with the 7th grade football team at Hilliard Heritage. 


Austin Wolfe 

Hilliard Heritage Middle School

This is Shane's 1st year as the head coach at Hilliard Heritage. 


Assistant Middle School Coach

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Brett was the Head Wrestling Coach at Heritage Middle School for 18 years.  He has stepped back but will be still helping out. Brett also Coaches 7th Grade Football team and a Special Education Teacher at Heritage Middle School.


Assistant Middle School Coach


Chris King 

Assistant Middle School Coach

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This is Chris's 2nd year coaching Heritage. Before Heritage, Chris helped out Hilliard Memorial. Chris is also a social studies teacher at Heritage. 

Head Coach at Hilliard Heritage Middle School 

Shane Boyd 

Will Paskett joined the the Darby staff in 2012 as a Junior Varsity Asst. Coach. Will is now entering his 5th season as an Assistant Coach at Heritage.


Bruce Stephanic 

Assistant Middle School Coach

Bruce Stephanic began coaching in Hilliard in 1992.  He has been a middle school and freshman head coach and varsity assistant.  A former Central District Middle School Coach of the Year, Bruce wrestled for Massillon Perry High School.

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Sam DiSalvo

Assistant Middle School Coach

Sam has been around the sport of wrestling all of his life helping out Hilliard programs. Sam  is a retired teacher/guidance counselor but still wants to help out. He is currently a hall monitor at Hilliard Heritage. 

Coaching Staff : Coaches
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