Coaching Staff



Jim Opperman
Head Coach

Jim Opperman
 Head Coach

  • 1st season as FHS head coach
  • Former head coach at Smoky Hill
  • Coached wrestling since 1980
  • Retired teacher
  • Wrestling State Champ @ Lakewood High School
  • Competed in wrestling & football at Colorado State University
  • coachopp@gmail.com
Dan Tullis
Assistant Coach

Dan Tullis
 Assistant Coach & Interim Head JV Coach

  • Third season at FHS
  • Sixth season as an assistant coach
  • Wrestled, coached, and taught in Florida
  • Math teacher at Fairview
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Matt Mowen
Assistant Coach

Matt Mowen
 Assistant Coach

  • Fourth season as FHS assistant coach
  • Wrestlied and coached in Illinois
  • Fairview student counselor
  • Trains at Easton's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy
Isaac Dietzel
Assistant Coach

Isaac Dietzel
 Assistant Coach

  • Ten years as Manhattan Middle School head wrestling coach
  • Williams College (MA) wrestler and graduate
  • Illinois high school state qualifier
  • Illinois Greco-Roman and freestyle junior national team member
  • Manhattan Middle School social studies teacher
Derek Gregory
Leadership Coach

Derek Gregory
 Leadership & Assistant Coach

  • Fifth season as FHS assistant coach
  • Habitudes Instructor for team
  • CIU Youth Pastor
  • Father of two former wrestlers (Caleb & Josh), one current wrestler (Zach) & a former manager (Kylee)

 

Adam Shepler
Assistant Coach

 

Adam Shepler
 Assistant Coach

  • Fifth season as FHS assistant coach
  • Former Penn State wrestler & grad
  • Marketing professional