Michael Moyer

COACHING AND ATHLETIC CAREER:

  • As a wrestler Moyer began his career in West Lawn, Pennsylvania where he wrested at

Wilson High School, where he competed in 3 PIAA State Wrestling Tournaments and

finished with a record of 89-14-2, and was coached by his father William Moyer

  • As a collegiate wrestler at West Chester State College (now known as West Chester

University) Moyer competed in 3 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships and

graduated with Bachelors of Science in Health/Physical Education in 1983

  • Served as the Graduate Assistant Wrestling Coach at James Madison University from

1982 to 1984 where he also earned his Masters of Education in Athletic Administration

  • Head Coach at Chowan Junior College in Murfreesboro, North Carolina for the 1984 to

1985 wrestling season finishing the season ranked 18th in the country, along with

advancing three wrestlers to the NJCAA Championships

  • Served as Head Wrestling Coach at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia from

1985-1995, advancing 27 wrestlers to the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships,

four of those wrestlers went on to earn All-American Honors, one of them was a two-

time All-American. The GMU Patriots were four-time Virginia Intercollegiate League

Team Champions under Coach Moyer, who ended his career with an overall record of

126-29-2.

  • In 1995 Moyer transitioned from coaching to fundraising, where he was the Executive

Director of the GMU Patriot Club until 1999. During this time, he also served as the

Chairman of the NCAA Wrestling Committee from 1997 to 1999.


NWCA ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Became Executive Director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) in

1999 and has led the organization to unprecedented service by promoting, preserving

and protecting amateur wrestling with a large emphasis on increasing value in its

memberships benefits though coaching education and development leadership

programs, student-athlete well-being and safety protocols and practices, while working

tirelessly to grow, save, and sustain wrestling and coaching opportunities at scholastic

and collegiate academic institutions for boys and girls, and men and women

  • As NWCA Executive Director, Moyer has grown the membership from 1,700 to 10,000

members and the gross revenue has grown from $100,000 to $1.7 million dollars

annually. Brought in mainstream companies to support the NWCA

  • The NWCA has helped to establish 260 new intercollegiate wrestling programs over the

past decade including over 90 women’s teams

  • Established the NWCA CEO Leadership Training program that has trained over 700

current or former college coaches on best practices to be a college coach

  • Established a High School CEO Leadership Training program that has trained over 1300

high school coaches on best practices

  • Oversaw and facilitated fundraising initiatives to help establish several Division I men’s

and women’s programs

  • Expanded the NWCA’s vision by creating a new operating Division of the NWCA called

Wrestlers in Business. The purpose is to connect wrestlers doing business together and

expand career opportunities for recent college wrestling graduates

  • Oversees a vast majority of NWCA Committees that function for the purpose of

strengthening high school and collegiate wrestling in the United States for males and

females

  • Expanded the NWCA National Duals from a 16 team event over a 100 schools

representing all men’s and women’s collegiate Divisions

  • Received the Lifetime Service to Wrestling Award by the Virginia Chapter of the National

Wrestling Hall of Fame on April 17, 2010

  • Serves on both the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and USA Wrestling Boards
  • Developed the collegiate divisional Leadership Group model, these have allowed the

coaches at the various levels to move more strategically in communicating their ideas

for strengthening the sport at the collegiate level. (

  • His efforts have directly created hundreds of coaching opportunities at the high school

and collegiate level.

  • In helping create new high school and collegiate programs, his efforts have opened

doors for thousands of boys, girls, men and women to experience the wonderful sport

of wrestling.


PERSONAL:

  • Mike is married to Bethann Moyer and have a son named Evan.

Awards:

Year
2010
Award
Lifetime Service to Wrestling
Chapter/Region
Virginia

All Coaching Dual Records:

Season
1995
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
11
Wins
11
Losses
0
Ties
0
Win PCT.
100
Season
1994
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
12
Wins
10
Losses
2
Ties
0
Win PCT.
83.33
Season
1993
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
14
Wins
11
Losses
3
Ties
0
Win PCT.
78.57
Season
1992
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
14
Wins
13
Losses
0
Ties
1
Win PCT.
92.86
Season
1991
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
16
Wins
15
Losses
1
Ties
0
Win PCT.
93.75
Season
1990
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
19
Wins
16
Losses
3
Ties
0
Win PCT.
84.21
Season
1989
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
17
Wins
16
Losses
1
Ties
0
Win PCT.
94.12
Season
1988
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
21
Wins
18
Losses
3
Ties
0
Win PCT.
85.71
Season
1987
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
16
Wins
12
Losses
3
Ties
1
Win PCT.
75
Season
1986
School
George Mason
Division
Division I
Duals
17
Wins
4
Losses
13
Ties
0
Win PCT.
23.53
Season
Career
Duals
157
Wins
126
Losses
29
Ties
2
Win PCT.
80.25

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