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Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association

By VAWA, 12/08/15, 10:45AM EST


An association to promote our sport and communicate with other organizations.


Click on the registration link or print and return the document at the bottom of the page.

The disappointing end to the 2014-2015 VHSL wrestling season inspired a great deal of discussion about what we, the wrestling community, can do to ensure that wrestling has a voice.   When our high school coaches began asking their peers about other niche sport communities, we quickly recognized the value of having a state coaches association.  Since last spring, a group of wrestling coaches have worked with VAWA to research and design a basic coaches association.  

The Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association (VAWCA) will strive to support, represent and recognize the coaches, wrestling programs and student-athletes that are ultimately the lifeblood of our sport.  We hope to create an organization that adds value to the coaches by giving them a voice when communicating with organizations such as the VHSL and also recognizes wrestlers for their athletic and academic achievements.

Membership is open to all active wrestling coaches at any level or any former coach or fan that would be interested in supporting the Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association. 


NOTE: The VACWA is affiliated with VAWA.  Matt Keel is the Director of the VACWA. Contact Matt at or cell phone 540-RESTLER

Member Benefits

  • The voice of Virginia wrestling coaches to the VHSL, VAWA and VISAA
  • Entry into the VAWA Fall or Spring Coaches Clinic (March 12 or 13, 2016)
  • All members will receive a $25 gift card 
  • High school team members eligible for Wrestler of the Year Award
  • We will award a wrestler of the year for 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A and VISAA
  • High school team members eligible for VAWCA All-Academic Team Certificate
  • High school teams will be eligible for VAWCA Academic Team of the Year Award 

Membership Annual Fees

  • Coaches with an active USA Wrestling coaches card - $20
  • No USA Wrestling coaches card - $45

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