MEET OUR COACHES
The Heavy Hitting Wrestling Club is compromised of several coaches with various wrestling and educational backgrounds. They work tirelessly to ensure that our athletes have the best experience as possible on the mat. Proudly, all of the coaches here at HHH are volunteer coaches and do not profit from our organization.
Travis Ferguson - Club Director
Coach Ferguson is the Head wrestling coach at Deep Creek High School and a board member of Virginia Challenge Wrestling. He is an alumnae and former state champion for Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va. Coach Ferguson is one of the pioneers of HHH and serves as the head of the program who oversees the day to day operations of the club.
Angelo Patillo - Head High School Coach
Coach Patillo serves as the Head High School coach for HHH and oversees the high school/middle school athletes as well as our dual team(s). Coach P is the former Head coach at Lake Taylor High School and currently serves as a volunteer coach at Deep Creek High School. He is an alumnae of Churchland High School in Portsmouth, Va. Coach P is also another pioneer of the club. He designs all club gear/merchandise.
John Adams - Head Peewee Coach
Coach Adams is a long time wrestling coach at Deep Creek High School. He began coaching at Deep Creek High School in Chesapeake, Va in 1991. He serves as the head of our peewee/beginner program. Coach Adams is a rare gem and is very patient with our youth. HHH is lucky to have such a great and kind coach who teaches our youth.
Adam Wynn - High School Coach
Coach Wynn helps with the High School team and serves as an assistant coach at Deep Creek High School. He is an alumnae and former head coach at Churchland High School. Coach Wynn also serves as a Deep Creek High School football coach.
Karl Kumm - High/Middle School Coach
Coach K is actively involved as a wrestling coach at Deep Creek Middle School in Chesapeake, Va. He is a alumnae of Deep Creek High School and currently teaches History at Deep Creek High School. Coach Kumm is a great fill guy here at HHH and serves many pourposes.
Arsenia Barksdale- High School Coach
Coach Barksdale is a wrestling legend. A two time state champion from Kempsville High School who continued his wrestling career at Adams State. He was a D2 All American and was recently inducted into the D2 Hall of Fame. Coach Barksdale has been instrumental to several of the top Hampton Roads team's success. We are lucky to have him.
Josh Hanson - Peewee Coach
Coach Hanson serves as an assistant peewee coach and helps Coach Adams. He oversees gear, weigh ins and other functions throughout the peewee division to make sure things are in order and smooth. Coach Hanson also lends a helping hand on the Mat with ensuring our peewees are executing the moves correctly. He is a graduate of Grand Junction High School in Grand Junction, Colorado. He also served as a Submarine Sonar Tech in the United States Navy.
Rahime Young - HHH Red Lead
Coach Young is the Head wrestling coach at Bayside High School and oversees operation at our HHH Red location in Virginia Beach, Va. Coach Young is a graduate of Eastside High School in Patterson, New Jersey under the tutelage of the infamous Mr. Joe Clark (lean on me). He has trained/coached several state champions, placers and qualifiers in his tenure at Bayside. Coach Young serves as one of the essential pieces of the HHH Brand.
Steve Kidwell - HHH Red Coach
Coach Kidwell assists Coach Young over at Bayside High School. Coach Kidwell is very knowledgeable and demonstrative with the Athletes over at HHH Red. He is a graduate of Arundel High School in Gambrills, MD and went on to wrestle 4 years at the Coast Guard Academy. Coach Kidwell is another amazing coach and jewel to our HHH family.
Alfred Williams - HHH Orange Lead
Coach Williams is the head wrestling coach at Churchland High School and oversees operations at our HHH Orange location in Portsmouth, Va. Coach Williams is a native of Illinois and has previously coached at I.C. Norcom and Granby High School, where he had a successful teams. In his 3rd year at Churchland, Coach Williams is looking to expand and enhance our HHH Orange location which is targeting the Portsmouth, Northern Suffolk and Western Chesapeake area.