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ALEX VERGARA

Founder & Head Coach
vergara@knightswrestlingacademy.com


A native of the DC Metro area, Coach Vergara enters his 9th season as a coach. Throughout his career, he has produced the following:

VHSL 5A Conference 13 Champions - 12
VHSL 5A North Regional Champions - 4
VHSL 5A State Medalists - 8

VHSL 5A State Champions - 2
VISAA State Medalists - 12
National Prep Qualifiers - 12
Super 32 All-Americans - 1

As an athlete, Coach Vergara wrestled for Longwood University, which competed in the Mid-atlantic conference of the NCWA. Vergara represented the Lancers at 133 lbs. at the MAC championship and earned 3 automatic bids to the national championship - the first and only lancer to do so. In high school, Vergara first stepped on the mat as a sophomore and ended up a two-time varsity starter for Bishop Ireton HS. his accolades include two 3rd place finishes in the wcac and one 6th place finish at visAa states.

Coach vergara serves as the head wrestling coach at bishop o'connell high school. Additionally, he is an ESOL teacher for FCPS and presently resides in Alexandria, VA.


COACHING EXPERIENCE

BISHOP O'CONNELL HIGH SCHOOL (VA)
Head Coach (2016-Present)

Knights Wrestling Academy (VA)
Head Coach (2017-Present)

GUNSTON WRESTLING CLUB (VA)
Assistant Coach (2010-2017)

THOMAS A. EDISON HIGH SCHOOL (VA)
Assistant Coach (2012-2016)

ST. STEPHEN'S & ST. AGNES SCHOOL (VA)
Assistant Coach (2011-2012)


USA WRESTLING CREDENTIALS

Bronze Certification
Copper Certification


EDUCATION

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY
Master of Education
English as a Second Language

 

LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of arts
English