Jeff Bedard

Michigan native settled in the Atlanta area with a family move in the 4th grade

Starred at Redan High School (Stone Mountain, GA) before returning to Michigan for his senior year of high school      

2X GHSA AAAA (large school) champion (1985,1987) and 1X GHSA state runner-up (1986) for NWHOF coach Brian Hage        

1988 Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Class A state champion at Royal Oak Kimball HS (126 lbs.)       

Posted a 170-3 high school record on his way to becoming a Fargo All-American, 2X high school All-American and 2X Sunshine Open champion        

Georgia’s state Wrestler of the Year (1987)        

1993 graduate of Carson Newman University        

1992 NAIA national champion and tournament Most Outstanding Wrestler; 2X NAIA All-American; collegiate record of 170-22-2

4X Pembroke Open champion, 4X Mid-South champion, 3X Midwest Classic champion

Outstanding senior level international competitor winning the 2000 Military World Championship and placing 6th in 2002

6 years as an assistant coach at the college level with stints at Nebraska, Georgia State, Cornell and UTC, coaching numerous NCAA tournament qualifiers, All-Americans and an NCAA champion

3 years (2004-07) as a successful high school coach at the Wesleyan School, (Peachtree Corners, GA) leading team to the 2007 GHSA AA state championship and recognized as the state Coach of the Year

Successful entrepreneur (2007-2013) as co-owner/director of Compound Wrestling in Buford, GA, respected as one of the premier training facilities in the southeast

2X NAIA national Coach of the Year (2019,2020), 5X Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Coach of the Year

Highly sought after clinician and camp instructor throughout the country

Currently in 7th year as head coach at Reinhardt University where he has coached one NAIA national champion and 21 athletes to All-American status

Resides in Waleska, GA; adult daughter Gabrielle (Martinez); granddaughter Charlee, grandson Trace


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