The Conotton Valley wrestling program has hired former Claymont and Fairmont State standout Tyler Warner to guide the Rocket grapplers. Warner replaces former Conotton Valley Head Coach Travis Siegenthaler who resigned due to job commitments.
The all-time wins leader at Claymont High School where he compiled an outstanding 166-12 record, Warner brings a long history of wrestling excellence to Conotton Valley. He was the first and only multiple state champion at Claymont and the first and only three time multiple state champion in Tuscarawas County.
Warner, who wrestled in college for Pitt-Johnstown and Wheeling Jesuit and is currently a student at West Liberty, was named NCAA 2019 National Champion while at Wheeling Jesuit and was a three-time NCAA All-American.
This will be Warner’s first head coaching experience as he tries to revive a wrestling program at Conotton Valley that has been dormant for some years at the high school level. “I am super excited to have the opportunity to start my own wrestling program at Conotton Valley,” said Warner who is currently finishing up his college studies. “I am here to build a dynasty that lives on forever. The great things take time.”
Athletic Director Dave DiDonato shared Warner’s enthusiasm. “We are really fortunate to get such a good role model for our future wrestlers. I really believe Tyler will be such a good fit for our kids going forward,” he added.
Warner will meet with parents and wrestlers on Thursday, December 10, at 7:30 PM at the Eastern Ohio Sports Complex (Huggins) in Sherrodsville.