About Coach Brad Eddy

Coach Brad has been involved in physical fitness activities his entire life. From a young age, he competed in swimming, football, deck hockey, and of course, wrestling. He wrestled for the Norwin Knights Junior Olympics Team. Brad finished 2nd in Area III of the Pennsylvania qualifier in the 6th grade. He wrestled for the first combined Junior High School team at Norwin (previously there were two separate Junior High Schools) and started every year as a varsity wrestler from that time on until he was done competing in College.

Chain Wrestling Academy Coach Brad Eddy
Coach Brad


In his Junior High School years, Brad's team finished 1st or 2nd every year. He was captain his 8th and 9th grade years and won his section both times. Once he entered Norwin High School, Brad touted a 13-11 sophomore campaign. Brad followed up his sophomore campaign with a 3rd place finish at the Section 1 qualifying tournament and advanced to the next round of the state qualifiers. At the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL), he lost to the eventual 5th place state finisher. Brad completed his junior season at 24-7 and was undefeated in his dual meets as well as co-captain. Brad followed up in his senior year by winning the Gateway Tournament, was a three time Westmoreland County placewinner, and once again finished his dual meet campaign undefeated and was again a co-captain. His only losses were at the highly touted Powerade tournament, County Tournament, and throughout his state qualifier tournament or state championships. Brad won his Sectional Tournament at 140 lbs. outscoring his opponents 42-7 in the tournament with a tech fall and two major decisions. He advanced to the next state qualifier and wrestled to a 4th place finish, losing to Josh Koshcheck 5-3 (eventual UFC fighter and NCAA Champion) in the WPIAL. The WPIAL is the toughest region in the state to qualify out of and highly regarded as one of the most difficult regional tournaments for a state qualifying tournament in the nation. Brad advanced to the state championships in Hershey, PA, however he lost a tough decision (7-5 decision) to the eventual 2nd place winner and fell into the consolations and lost a close match 4-1 in his second bout. Brad finished his senior campaign at 27-9 and at the time, was one of the most successful wrestlers to come out of his high school era. Brad was recruited by multiple colleges and he chose to wrestle for the Division III powerhouse Lycoming Warriors under Coach Roger Crebs. Brad finished 2nd in his opening college open tournament (Binghamton Open, which included the likes of Division 1, II, and III wrestlers). Brad wrestled his freshman season only and finished with a 7-3 mark as freshman wrestler at the 150 lb weight class. The Lycoming Warriors finished 12th in the nation the year that Brad wrestled for them. Brad transferred after his freshman season and concentrated on receiving his degree and eventually met his future wife, Jennifer Eddy. He did not wrestle anymore after his freshman campaign. Brad has been involved in coaching wrestling since 2012, helping to establish the Bronco Wrestling Club in Moss Bluff, Louisiana before returning to Sierra Vista, AZ where he was one of the founding coaches of the Colts Wrestling Club. He has coached multiple state champions and state placewinners in Louisiana and Arizona, as well as national placewinners and All-Americans in USA Wrestling Tournaments and other Organizational (AAU, NUWAY, RMN) national level tournaments. He also used to coach CrossFit with his wife in Louisiana and is familiar with the relationship that functional fitness has in regards to wrestling. He believes being a positive role model to our children is the most influential benefit that any parent and coach can make. Certifications and Courses

  • USA Wrestling Leader (USA Wrestling Coach)

  • USA Wrestling Copper Coach Certified (Certification needed to coach USA Wrestling 14u and under in National Tournaments)

  • USA Wrestling Bronze Coach Certified (Certification needed to coach USA Wrestling 18u and under in National Tournaments)

  • National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Fundamentals of Coaching (Certification needed to coach at a high school level)

  • National Coaches Education Program - USA Wrestling Officials Association - Officials Education Program (OEP) for Coaches For International Wrestling (Olympic Styles)

  • HEADS UP - Concussion in Youth Sports

  • Safesport Trained (Coach's Certification)

  • Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct in Youth Sports (Coach's Certification)

Contact Coach Brad at Brad@chainwrestling.net

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