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Head Coach – Jason Carpenter

Jason is a 1996 graduate from Selinsgrove High School. He began wrestling in third grade. Jason worked through the elementary and junior high wrestling programs at Selinsgrove and eventually high school wrestling at the 275 weight class. Under the instruction of Todd Myers and George Hummel, Jason achieved the status of district champion in 1995 and 1996 and many other tournaments throughout his junior and senior years. From high school he went on to Clarion University where he played football. Jason later transferred to Lock Haven University and graduated in 2000 with a BA in Sociology. He, then, became a PIAA wrestling official for six years. Jason says “I want to take what I’ve learned from wrestling and teach kids the discipline it takes to become a quality wrestler.”


Assistant Coach – Mark Peirmattei

Mark wrestled for Line Mountain before moving his senior year and graduating from Middleburg High School in 2001.  He was a 3-time sectional champion, AA-District 4 champion, Northeast Regional champion, as well as a 3-time PIAA state medalist. He has been involved in wrestling almost all of his life and has helped out with the elementary program in Selinsgrove the past few years.  He was the assistant high school wrestling coach at Mifflinburg for six seasons where he taught special education for 10 years.  He attended and wrestled Division 1 at Bloomsburg University.  Now employed at Selinsgrove HS, Mark plans to continue to volunteer and help with the future growth of the Selinsgrove program.


As of this year, he will be starting his first season as the assistant coach at the junior high level.



Assistant Coach – Bill Bechtel                 

Bill was a four year starter for Selinsgrove’s legendary wrestling coach Dick Smoker. He continued his wrestling career at Susquehanna University where he again was a four year starter. He became the Crusaders first undefeated wrestler in dual meets. His dream was to return to Selinsgrove High School and give back to the program that gave him so much. The dream came true when he was hired to teach Environmental Science In the fall of 1971. Bill’s coaching career began as the assistant junior high coach that same year. The next year he was hired as the head junior high coach and stayed in that position for 9 years. He then moved up to the assistant varsity position and became the varsity coach when Coach Smoker became ill. He stayed in that position for 10 years. After taking 15 years off, he returned to the junior high where he is now an assistant coach. This is his 14th year in that position.