Coleman Scott

My Name is Coleman Lewis Scott I was born April 19th, 1986 in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania to James and Mary Scott. I have 2 sisters Amelia and Kaitlin. I am a first generation wrestler for the Scott family but was introduced to the sport by my youth soccer coach and at the age of 6 at which time I fell in love with the sport. I had some success early on in my youth participation, which kept me hungry for more as I continued to develop my technique and work ethic. I was very fortunate to grow up in in southwestern P.A., which is known as one of the toughest wrestling areas in the country. I wouldn’t be as successful as am if it wasn't for my youth coaches, Joe Throckmorton, Ronnie Headlee, and John Yates. They led me from little league all the way through high school. They understood what high level wrestling was and made sure I was surrounded by greatness.

As a high school freshman I weighed about 105 pounds but for the betterment of the team I wrestled at the 112lb weight class, that year I finished 6th place at the state tournament. I went on to win 3 consecutive state titles from 2002-2004 as well as 2 junior freestyle titles. Post high school I attended Oklahoma State University where under coach Smith my teammates and I won 2 team NCAA tittles and 1 NCAA individual title.

After Graduating from OSU I wanted to chase my childhood dream of becoming an Olympic Champion. I stayed in Stillwater, OK for the next 6 years solely training to become the best in the world which helped me come away with the bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics. One of the greatest moments in my career was being able to share that moment with the 96 members of family and friends that joined me in London. Family means everything to me and it was important for me to show them that winning that medal was for them.

As my competitive career was coming to and end I knew I wanted to become a college head coach and in 2014 I was given an awesome opportunity to join The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wrestling staff. In 2015 at the age of 30 I was able to fulfilling another dream of mine and I was named head wrestling coach, making me one of the youngest in NCAA division 1.

One of the happiest moments in my life on or off the mat was October 9th, 2010 the day I married Jessica Brooks we now have 2 children Leighton (6) and Stetson (3) and we are continuing to grow as a family in Pittsboro, NC and love that we are able to make UNC our home for good.

Head Coach - Tar Heel Wrestling Club
Kenny Monday

My name is Kenny Dale Monday, I was born November 25, 1961 in Tulsa, Oklahoma I began wrestling at the age of six in a YMCA after-school program and attended Booker T. Washington high school, where I won four state titles and the 1977 Junior National championship. I was very fortunate and extremely dedicated to the sport that I love and because of it I enjoyed a great deal of success in my wrestling career. I attended Oklahoma State University after high school and as a 3x All-American I won the NCAA title in 1984 at 150 pounds. After my collegiate career I followed my Dreams to become the best in the world, I became a three-time Olympian and two-time Olympic medalist, earning gold in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea, and silver in 1992 in Barcelona, Spain. I won the World championships in 1989 and finished with World silver in 1991. In 1988, I was Champion at the Tbilisi Tournament, which was considered the toughest in the word at the time. I am now member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. When I am not on the mat coaching and mentoring other Olympic hopefuls I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids, playing golf and fishing. My favorite past time is traveling the world and getting to experience other cultures. I’ve found that no matter the culture be it Cuban, Russian or Turkish good food, compassion and genuine respect for others, and their pursuit of happiness, translates and is understood regardless of any language barrier.

Assistant Coach
Bryce Hasseman

My name is Jeremiah Bryce Hasseman (Bryce), I was born on August 4, 1981, in Norwalk, Ohio. One of five children of Bob and Debbie Hasseman, I picked up the love for the sport of wrestling at a very early age 3. A trait no doubt inherited from my father, who now has been coaching wrestling for over 45 years.

Throughout a successful youth and high school career where I became an Indiana State champion. I went on to wrestle at the Division1 level at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. In 2005 I graduated from Bloomsburg and moved to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO to pursue my Olympic Dreams. While at the Olympic Training Center, I met Angie McGinnis, USA National Team Volleyball member, who also was training for the Olympics. It was there that I knew I had found a new love and passion and we got married in 2011. We now have a 3-year-old boy, Levi Michael, a 2-year-old boy, Isaiah Robert with our third boy on the way in February 2018.

Aside from my busy schedule with coaching, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my family, woodworking and doing things around his house. My family and I recently bought our home in Pittsboro, NC and my wife I enjoy spend free time clearing land and making places for the kids to play which allows me to get creative with my woodworking -craftsmanship, which is my favorite hobby.

Assistant Coach
Neil Erisman

My Name is Neil Erisman, I am a Native of a small town in Kansas called De Soto. I grew up in the country and love the outdoors, animals and living a simple life. Being blessed to grow up in a Christian home, Faith has and will always be the most important part of my life. My family and I spent our down time riding horses, fishing, hunting and enjoying Chiefs games on Sunday’s after church. At the age of five I fell in love with sports and played every sport one could imagine, but two in particular stuck with me through high school, football and wrestling. Wrestling became my passion and football was something I loved to play. In high School I was able to fulfill one of my dreams and goals by becoming a Kansas State Champion and upon graduation I was fortunate enough to receive an athletic scholarship to wrestle at Oklahoma State University. I received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, along with two minors in Finance and Management. During my college years at OSU I met my wife Kelli, we were married right after graduation in May of 2011, 14 months later we were blessed with our first child, Duke. At the time, I was a Graduate Assistant at Oklahoma State. I spent two years there coaching and learning. In the fall of 2013 I decided to be a high school wrestling coach at Stillwater High School in Oklahoma. I greatly enjoyed and appreciated my time working with youth in high school coaching and through a lot of hard work and guidance Stillwater H.S. became the 2014 6A state champions, and finished the year ranked 10th in the country. That same year my daughter Oakley was born in April. In the fall of 2014 I received a call to come coach wrestling at the University of North Carolina. My Family packed up and moved east where we have spent the last three years with the Tar Heels. In June of 2017 we had our third child, Zane. The Erisman family attends Chapel Hill Bible Church. We have grown to love North Carolina, the Tar Heels and we are happy to call North Carolina our home.

74 kg - Administrative Assistant
John Staudenmeyer

Competed at North Carolina from 2011- 2016
4x NCAA Qualifier
Excellent technician and instructor with a strong background from his youth and high school wrestling days in the greater Philadelphia area.

Resident Athlete
Tony Ramos

My name is Anthony Joseph Ramos “Tony” and I was born February 12, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois to Alfonzo and Debra Ramos. I started wrestling when I was 3 years old so I could wrestle on the same team as my brothers, Frankie and Vince, for one year. In 8th grade I joined the prestigious Martinez Elite wrestling club, which is where I met one of my favorite coaches Izzy Martinez and because of his instruction and encouragement my love and dedication for wrestling was able to flourish. As a teen I lived in Carol Stream IL where I attended Glenbard North high school. I was a three-time Illinois state champion, winning titles at 112 and 125 pounds while setting school records for most takedowns in a career and season, and best season record. In 2009 I placed 5th at Junior World Championships.
After completing my high school career, I attended the University of Iowa, competing at 133 pounds and becoming a three time All-American, capping off my collegiate career with a national title in 2014.
I decided to continue my wrestling career after college with goals of becoming an Olympic and world champion. My first competition out of college in 2014 was the US World Team Trials were I was the 4th seed but because of hard work, dedication and family support I came out of that tournament a champion and represented the United States of America at 57kg in the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
On July 19, 2014 I married the love of my life Megan (Eskew) Ramos, whom I met while in college. On April 25th, 2015 we welcomed our first son Anthony Joseph (AJ) Ramos Jr. into the world and we were blessed to welcome our second son Lincoln Vincent Ramos to the family on January 23rd, 2017. I am currently coaching at University of North Carolina as a volunteer assistant coach and competing for the Tar Heel Wrestling Club in my pursuit of world and Olympic Gold medals.
Wrestling is the greatest sport in the world and has taught me a lot of excellent life lessons; by having an opportunity to coach, teach and mentor those lessons here at UNC brings me a level of joy and excitement that I hope to pass on and inspire to those that dream of accomplishing greatness.

1st- 2014 Canada Cup Champion
1st- 2015 Grand Prix of Paris Champion
2015 World Cup Championships United States Team Representative
2016 US National team - 2nd at the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials at 57kg
2x -Global Wrestling Champion
1st-2017 US Open Champion
2017 Runner- Up World Team Trials
US National Team Member for the 4th consecutive year

Resident Athlete - 61/65 kg
Josh Kindig

My name is Joshua Michael Kindig , I was born August 23, 1991 in Hanover, Pennsylvania to Tod and Kristi Kindig. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I started wrestling when I was six years old. As I grew up, and learned the benefits of what wrestling could offer me I discovered my own love for the sport and focused all my energy into becoming the best individual I could be. When I graduated from Blue Mountain High School I was a two-time Pennsylvania State champion, winning titles at 135 and 140 pounds. In 2010, I set the record for All Time Wins Leader at 172 wins in my career. Additionally, I won a 2007 Fargo National Championship, and was a five-time Fargo finalist. After completing my high school career, I attended Oklahoma State University competing at the149 pound weight class. I became a four-time NCAA qualifier and a 2014 NCAA runner-up. During my time as a Cowboy I earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors two years in a row. In 2011 during my college career, I also placed 5th at Junior World Championships. Since finishing my college career, I have been active on the freestyle circuit and in 2015 I committed to further my training here in Chapel Hill with the Tar Heel Wrestling Club, with goals of becoming an Olympic and World champion. In 2017,I placed 3rd at the US Open at 61 kg. I continue to enjoy teaching and coaching the sport of wrestling to youth and high school wrestlers. I currently am the head coach of the N.C. Ram wrestling club and have aspirations to become a college wrestling coach after competing.

Competed at Oklahoma State from 2010-2015
4x NCAA Qualifier
2014 NCAA Finalist 149lbs
5th 2011 Junior World Championships

Resident Athlete
Joey Ward

My name is Joey Daniel Ward, I was born July 21, 1993, in Columbus, Ohio to Joe and Beth Ward. I have two brothers, Jacoby and Jordan, and a sister, Camryn. I recently graduate from University of North Carolina in May 2017 with a Bachelors degree in radiological science. In 2016 I earned NCAA All American honors with the Tar heels. Growing up in Ohio I started wrestling at the age of 4 and it was then that I fell in love with it. I attended Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller high school where I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I was a two time state champion and the 2012 Ohio State Tournament MVP as well as a FILA junior finalist and Fargo all-American. I currently reside in Chapel Hill and wrestle for the THWC as I hope to represent the U.S.A. in future World and Olympic games. When away from the mat I like spending time long boarding and playing disc golf.

High Performance Manager
Randy Dennis

My Name is Randy A. Dennis I was born in Guyana, South America on April 15th 1981. My family and I moved to the U.S. when I was 2years old and I lived in Baton Rouge L.A. and Queens N.Y. before moving to Raleigh N.C. in 1994. I was introduced to the sport of wrestling in the 8th grade and my love and passion for the sport has continued to grow and thrive since that introduction. I went to Cary high school where I became a 2x N.C. State Placer and State Champion. I have coached youth and high school wrestling in North Carolina for the past 15 years. My degree is in Sports Management and I am excited to be part of the THWC Family in my administrative and community relations’ role.