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Chad Hoffman named Fauquier High wrestling coach | News

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Chad Hoffman named Fauquier High wrestling coach | News

Chad Hoffman has huge sneakers to fill.

The 28-year-old Fauquier High School particular training instructor has been tabbed because the Falcons’ new head wrestling coach. The announcement got here on the Nov. 9 Fauquier County School Board assembly when the 2020 Fauquier wrestling workforce was honored for profitable the Class 4 state title in February.

Hoffman replaces Doug Fisher, who received three state titles in his 10 years and spent 12 whole years on the FHS wrestling employees. Fisher guided the Falcons to state titles in 2020, 2015 and 2016 and was state runnerup in 2014, 2017 and 2018. Fisher went 150-70 in twin meet competitors and helped quite a few Falcons win particular person district, area and state titles. His 150 wins stands in second place in class historical past start the 192 posted by Bryan Hurst (1999-2009).

This shall be simply Hoffman’s second yr on the employees and on the college. He got here to FHS from his native Pennsylvania in 2019 as assistant soccer and wrestling coach.

The Falcons graduated a big senior class, but Hoffman just isn’t cowed by the duty.

“Pressure is all the time good to have, for my part,” Hoffman stated. “I don’t really feel stress, however if you take over a profitable program like Fauquier, you understand what the expectations are.

“You will do what it takes to proceed the place you left off. Fortunately, I’ve nice assist as everybody on our employees is coming again,” he added.

Hoffman lauded Fisher’s strategy to the game and his wrestlers. “I used to be past impressed with how coach Fisher ran his program,” pointing to a number of aspects. “What actually stood out to me about Coach was his capability to succeed in the children and get one of the best out of them.

Hoffman additionally praised Fisher’s data of the game, perception in a strict food plan plan and having a imaginative and prescient prior to every match: “Also, he all the time harped about how essential it’s to have an awesome employees. We imagine we’ve one of the best employees within the state.”

Hoffman stated understanding the returning wrestlers and having his fellow coaches return is an immense consider persevering with the Falcons’ run. Fisher will stay in this system. 

“No one likes to lose and in the event you do you’re within the fallacious sport,” Hoffman stated. “The children shall be challenged. I need this workforce to proceed to be aggressive, mentally robust, and disciplined. If we exhibit these traits constantly all through the upcoming season, the profitable and shedding facet will deal with itself. The future is shiny.”

Hoffman performed soccer and wrestled at Hazleton Area High School in Pennsylvania, which is 97 miles northwest of Philadelphia. He acquired a soccer scholarship at Bloomsburg University. He was a quarterback to begin earlier than transitioning to vast receiver for his last three seasons. He wrestled at 190 kilos in highschool, garnering all-region and all-state honors twice. He joined the Bloomsburg wrestling program briefly earlier than deciding to focus on the gridiron.

After graduating in 2017 with a level in communication research and a minor in administration, he coached for 2 years at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. He was on a recruiting journey to Dominion High School in Loudoun County the place present Falcon soccer coach Karl Buckwalter was the top coach. Buckwalter, who was making ready to go away for Fauquier, supplied Hoffman a job at Fauquier.

Hoffman stated he was very fascinated by coming to Virginia, however there was danger concerned as a result of he didn’t have a instructing job. Buckwalter instructed him of a particular training place. Hoffman interviewed and was employed as a provisional instructor. He’s taking in a grasp’s diploma program to earn full accreditation.

Hoffman will proceed his soccer duties because the Falcon co-offensive coordinator and quarterback coach. “I’ve been teaching my complete life. I credit score Coach Buckwalter for getting me out right here to Virginia,” Hoffman stated, including. “Coach Fisher performed an enormous function in me teaching wrestling with him and the employees.