Coaches visiting the U.S. Navy facilities in Coronado and San Diego, CA

A small group of wrestling coaches from the east coast are currently touring the various U.S. Navy facilities in Coronado and San Diego, CA. The three-day tour has included visits to the Navy Seals BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition School), SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman) school, a walk on the USS Pelelieu LHA-5, Helicopter Squadron Six tour, a guided bay cruise on a landing craft, and a guided tour of a submarine – the USS San Francisco. The coaches have had the privilege of not only seeing the facilities, craft and weapons and associated technology of the U.S. Navy but hear first hand about the physical and mental training necessary to prepare these men and women to protect our nation. Navy Seals research has shown that wrestlers in particular possess the qualities needed to become a Navy Seal.

Coaches participating in this unique experience include: Paul Marino (Paulsboro HS, NJ); Dan O’Cone (Brick Memorial HS, NJ); Kevin Ensore (Hereford HS, MD); Jack Holloway (Tower Hill HS, DE); Dave Crowell (Nazareth HS, PA); Joe Narkiewicz (Manheim Twp. HS, PA); Mike Rogers (Franklin & Marshall College); Jack Childs (Drexel University). There is one more day left of this tour…but none of us coaches want it to be over. Check out for more information on the Navy Seals and SWCC.

Submitted by Coach Dave Crowell.


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