Coach Matthew Wadas
Matt Wadas is in his twentieth year here at Warren County and his fifteenth as Head Coach. He took over the reigns from former head coach Rodger Seemiller in 2006. Wadas grew up in Tunkhannock, PA and has been around wrestling his whole life. His father Frank Wadas (who coached wrestling at Tunkhannock High School for 36 years until retiring in 2005) is a member of the Pennsylvania Wrestling State Hall of Fame and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame (PA Chapter/contributor). He moved to Front Royal where he met Charlie Dodge who helped him become the assistant of the Middle School team with Head Coach Steve Burton. While at Warren County Wadas has coached the Middle School, Junior Varsity and Varsity levels of wrestling. In 2013 he past Coach Seemiller for most career wins at Warren County history and this year he passes Coach Dodge for longest tenured head coach. He lives in Luray with his wife, Anna, who is a teacher at Hilda J Barbour Elementary School and their two daughters Madison and Colleen.
Varsity Head Coach
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Coach Chad Billy
Chad Billy is in his fifteenth year here at Warren County. He is originally a native of Northampton, PA - one of the famous Koncrete Kids. At Northampton he was a three time state place winner and a in 1991 became a Pennsylvania State Champion. Billy then attended Clarion University of PA for two years before transferring to West Virginia University for his final two years. While at WVU he racked up numerous accolades including; becoming a two time WVU open champion, a Navy Classic Champion, a two time EWL runner up, and a two time NCAA Qualifier. After graduation Coach Billy traveled to Jefferson County, WV where he became a Physical Education Teacher and Wrestling Coach. He coached numerous district, region, and state place-winners, including one State Champ while he was there. In 2011 he was inducted into the District 11 Pennsylvania Hall of Fame. Coach Billy is a physical education teacher at Warren County High School. He lives in Woodstock with his wife Alicia and their sons Carlos and Lucas.
Assistant Varsity Coach
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Coaches & Contact Info
Head Junior Varsity Coach
Coach Michael Stokes
Michael Stokes is in his third year as a wrestling coach at Warren County High School. He is originally from Strasburg, Va and graduated from Strasburg High School in 2012. Stokes has been involved in wrestling for 10 years now, competing at the high school and college level, as well as being a volunteer coach at Strasburg High School for one year. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with a Minor in coaching at Alderson Broaddus University. Stokes currently lives with his family in Strasburg, Va
Head Middle School Coach
Coach Adam Orndorff
Adam Orndorff is in his fifteenth year with Warren County and his thirteenth year with the wrestling program. This is his fourth year with the middle school team. Coach Orndorff was the Head JV Coach at WC for eight years and a the Mat Cats Coach for 3 years. Coach O grew up just down the road in Stephen's City and wrestled and played football at Sherando High School. He was on both of Sherando's State runner up football teams and went on to play football at Shenandoah College in Winchester. Coach O then went on to earn his master's degree at Virginia Tech and is currently teaching PE at Warren County high School. He lives in Front Royal with his wife Lindsey, son Logan, and daughter Mackenzie.
HALL OF FAME
Coach Charlie Dodge is known as the father of Warren County Wrestling. In 1986 after a year with no wrestling Coach Dodge resurected the program bringing wrestling back to WC. He coached many district, region, and state placewinners in his 14 year career, but was also instrumental in bringing Warren County to one of the top wrestling schools in the State. He introduced a youth wrestling program into the County and was a big part of the famous summer program Massanutten MatMen. Coach Dodge brought numerous coaches into the program including Coach Seemiller, Biedrycki, Burton, and Wadas.
Before coach Dodge came to Warren County he built a great resume which started at Washington and Lee College. While wrestling at W&L, Coach Dodge was under the watchful eye of Guy Cavallo. Coach Cavallo helped lead W&L to the AAA State championship in 1959 interrupting Granby H.S. streak of 21 titles. At W&L Coach Dodge wrestled with other soon to be head coaches in Virginia, Jim Raines; Liberty H.S.AA and Jud Stokes; Hickory H.S.AAA. After finishing Radford University in 1984 Coach Dodge returned to wrestling as an assistant coach at Bishop Ireton. At Ireton he was under the tutelage of 2 time ACC champ Kevin Colabucci from the University of Maryland. Here they won the 1985 Virginia Independent State Wrestling Championships.
In 1986 Coach Dodge worked with another Maryland wrestling graduate Paul Triplitt. Coach Dodge left Ireton to resurrect the program at Warren County from a one year lay off. Coach Triplitt went on to coach powerful Mt.St.Joes in Maryland. Coach Dodge proceeded to rebuild the program from the ground up. After going 0-15 and 3-9-1 with few wrestlers, the program began to turn around with the addition of yet another University of Maryland Wrestler, Coach Rodger Seemiller. While it took another 3 years to post its first winning season, the team has since gone 87-39. At the end of the 1998-1999 wrestling season Coach Dodge decided to step down as head coach for the Warren County Varsity Team and take on the position of head coach for the Warren County Middle School Team. After a short stint as Assistant AD for Warren County High School he rejoined Seemiller in 2005 for one last year as assistant coach of the Cats. He is now retired from coaching wrestling and works at the Junior High as a PE teacher. In 2008 Coach Dodge was inducted into the Warren County Athletic Hall of Fame.
Coach Seemiller hails from Altoona Pennsylvania where he wrestled for coach Marty Rusnak and the Altoona Mountain Lions from 1972 to 1975. Although plagued by injuries most of his junior and senior year, Coach Seemiller achieved All - American status with a 5th place finish at the National Junior Championships in Iowa City and a berth on the prestigious Pennsylvania Top 100.
A scholarship landed Coach Seemiller at the University of Maryland where he continued his career under Coach John Mchugh. Once again, a knee injury brought an early end to Seemillers career. However, his competitive juices got him a 2nd place at the National AAU Collegiate Weightlifting Championships in 1978. Upon graduation Coach Seemiller went right to coaching including such places as Georgetown Prep, and Penn state (Altoona). Seemiller hooked up with coach Dodge and the Wildcats in 1988 where he has assisted and helped Warren County to numerous winning seasons. As coaching irony would have it, while at Georgetown Prep, Coach Seemiller was assisted by Kevin Colabucci (see Dodge bio) who was later to become head coach at Bishop Ireton HS where Coach Dodge began his coaching career.
Coach Seemiller retired after the 2005/06 season and continues to work at the High School teaching PE. In 2011 Coach Seemiller was inducted into the Warren County Athletic Hall of Fame along side Warren County's State Champion Eric Hawes
Coach Biedrycki came to us with a list of credits that reads like a "Who's Who of American Wrestlers." Probably his most famous accolade came in 1988 when he was chosen as the 1st Alternate to the Olympic Games for the Greco Roman Wrestling Team. Other credits include; Sombo National and World Cup Champion, Silver Medalist Pan American Games, Greco Roman, and 6 time All-Marine Champion ('84-'89). He was ranked as high as 2nd in the Nation in Freestyle and was on the Soviet Union Tour for Freestyle in 1986. While at Warren County he helped the team deveope numerous district, region, and state placewinners. Coach B was also instrumental in running the next level wrestling club that brought WC its first state championship in freestyle in 2003.