Assistant Coach - Clovis High School
Coach Schaefer begins his 2nd year with the program after being a very successful head coach in California for the last decade. In just 10 years, Coach Schaefer took a nonexistent wrestling team and transformed Bloomington High School into a Southern Section wrestling powerhouse. Coach Schaefer's teams won 5 consecutive Southern Section CIF Dual Titles from 2010-2014 and a CIF Individual Title in 2015. He developed names like Derrick Jones III (2013 CA State Champion), Uzo Owuama (2014 CA State Medalist & Doc Buchanan Champion), and more importantly, created a wrestling culture for an underprivileged area to thrive in. While at Bloomington, Schaefer coached 14 state qualifiers, 10 CIF Champions, 3 state medalists, and an undefeated state champion in Derrick Jones III. Coach Schaefer's success in all facets is astounding considering every athlete in his decade long tenure was introduced to wrestling in the 9th grade or later! For all of his work, he was named San Bernardino County Coach of the year three times (2010, 2013, 2015) and the Southern Section Coach of the Year in 2014.
Coach Schaefer is originally a Washington native wrestling for Cheney High School and earning two state medals along with Freestyle and Greco-Roman state titles. He wrestled in college at South Dakota State University before embarking on an 8-year wrestling stint with the Air Force National Team. In addition to wrestling successes, a 5x Armed Forces medalist, he was named the American Red Cross Military Hero of the Year in 2005.
Coach Schaefer brings with him a wealth of wrestling knowledge, international wrestling experience (Freestyle and Greco-Roman), head coaching success, and distinguished military service to the Clovis area as well as his wife, Jenny, and kids, Grace and Zander.