“Carolyn’s coaching is superb, especially concerning teaching technique. She has this uncanny ability to break complex technique down to basic movements and positions, which makes these high-level moves accessible to all wrestlers”
3X NCAA AA & 1X Finalist
3X CA State Champion – 4X Finalist
2013 Big 10 Champion
2012 Midlands Champion
Jr Hodge Trophy Winner
#1 HS Wrestler of any Weight Class in US 2008
“Carolyn offers and articulate and extremely accurate interpretation of technique. She provides a very clear definition on the distribution and control for both leverage and position, and how it effects every and each muscle in your body. She literally is the female version of my father who also never wrestled but was able to coach several high school & youth state and national champions and place winners as well as position their wrestlers for scholarships to several major universities across the nation”
Coach Bob Williams
Head Coach Surfside Wrestling
Former Head Coach Thunder Kidz
Carolyn grew up in the horse country of Kentucky. Her love for competition began in her formative years in horse competitions. As a teenager, Carolyn moved with her family to Washington, DC area. There she learned to appreciate the art of wrestling from close friends in high school. After college in Massachusetts, Carolyn started her first company helping folks find jobs in the competitive Washington, DC marketplace. Moving out to California with her family, Carolyn found her niche in helping wrestlers become better competitors.
Carolyn has been coaching for 8 years in California where she operates and coaches at the largest dedicated wrestling training center. Her expertise and expansive knowledge in body positioning / leveraging wrestling, math of wrestling, and mat / competition coaching, as well as college preparation and recruiting has helped over 300 High School National Champions, High School All-Americans, High School State Champions, and High School Placer wrestlers.
Academic success is important to Carolyn, too. She has instituted academic training programs and SAT/ACT courses for wrestlers and has aided over 300 student athletes being accepted to and wrestling in college.
As a Board Member and coach at Wrestling Prep Non-Profit, Carolyn has years of successful wrestling tournament participation, including wrestlers winning or placing annually at:
- Walsh Jesuit Ironman since 2007
- Super 32 since 2007
- FLO Nationals since inception
- Freak Show since inception
Carolyn is also 2X CA FLO National Team Coaching Staff Member and USA Bronze Certified Coach.
When she’s not helping wrestlers, Carolyn enjoys gardening and time with her two kids and dog, Clementine.