High School and Youth Coaching Staff
We are blessed to have a tremendous staff that cares about the overall development of our student-athletes. Our coaches have experience wrestling and coaching at high levels and use that knowledge to help their athletes reach their goals.
High School Coaches:
Head Coach: Vidal Mejia
Coach Mejia has been the head coach at Chandler High School for the past 14 years. Prior to coming to Chandler High School Coach Mejia was the Head Coach of Queen Creek High School. Coach Mejia wrestled for Westwood High School.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Max Mejia
Coach Mejia competed for CHS in high school where he was a Greco All-American, a State Champion and a 3 x State Finalist. He went on to compete at the Division I level for Harvard University.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Dalton Brady
Coach Brady competed at CHS where he was a 4 x State Champoion, a National Champion, and a member of the FILA Cadet World Team. He continued his career at Utah Valley and then Arizona State University.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Curtis Owen
Coach Owen has been a varsity coach at CHS for the past 12 years. Coach Owen was a Junior College National Champion and a Division I All-American for Arizona State University.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Sisto Rosales
Coach Rosales has been a part of CHS wrestling for over 30 years. He was CHS's first State Champion and was a college NJCAA All-American for Mesa Community College.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Jacen Petersen
Coach Petersen wrestles for Arizona State University. He is a 2 time MT State Champion, a PAC-12 Championship finalist, and placed 4th at University Nationals in Freestyle. This will be his first season with CHS.
Assistant Varsity Coach: Kevin Radford
Coach Radford wrestled for Arizona State University where he was a National Qualifier. He was also a senior National Champion in Greco Roman. This will be his first season with CHS.
Freshman/JV Coach & Varsity Assistant: Aaron Suzuki
Aaron was a State Placer for Cocconino High School and wrestled for Arizona State University. He has been on the CHS staff for several seasons.
Freshman Coach & Strength Coach: Andrew Valuikas
Andrew wrestled for Coach Mejia and Coach Owen at CHS and has been a great addition to our staff. He is the Head Freshman Coach this season and has been our strength coach for the past 2 years.
Volunteer Coach: Manny Reyes
Manny was a State finalist for the Wolves in 2010. He wrestled for Dickinson State University and currently works at Hartford Elementary School. This is Manny's first year on our staff.
Sport Psychologist: Dr. Daniel Landers is a world renowned sports psychologist. He works with CHS wrestlers on goal setting and mental preparation for competition. He has been instrumental in peaking our athletes and helping them reach their goals.