The Varsity Coaching Staff

Stacey Davis

Varsity Head Coach
Head Coach Stacey Davis enters his 8th year as head coach and twelfth year as part of the coaching staff at Holy Innocents’. A 2018 member of National Hall of Fame, Coach Davis brings a wealth of wrestling experience as a Team Georgia National coach as well as until 2014 he was one of the highest-ranking International officials in the United States. He believes the opportunity to see some the best wrestling in the United States helps to fuel the growth of the Prep Slam with intentions of our local wrestlers being able to compete and witness wrestling styles from all over the United States that come to compete at the Prep Slam. Being a former collegiate wrestler (UNC – CHAPEL HILL, NC), Coach Davis knows the importance of being able to wrestle great competition helps teams prepare athletes for their end of the season individual and team state championships.

Hosting the Prep Slam in metro Atlanta provides a central location that offers additional cultural and national sites for teams to visit while in the area. “I want to thank each and every participant in The Prep Slam. Whether you are an athlete, parent, coach or simply just someone who enjoys wrestling it is my GOAL that you leave our campus with intentions of making The Prep Slam an annual event on your calendar.”

Kacey Michelsen

Assistant Coach

Kacey enters his 11th year with the program. He brings a wealth of knowledge and insight. He enters his 7th year as the Tournament Director of The Prep Slam. A student of the sport, Coach Michelsen continues to look for innovative ways to help improve our wrestlers on and off of the mat. He runs the Middle School Wrestling Program at HIES and we have seen it grow under his leadership. Kacey is the International Round Square Representative at Holy Innocents’ and works to develop global partnerships in that role. He is also a History and Global Studies teacher and served as the History Department Chair for the last 8 years. As a lover of things historical, Kacey relishes wrestling as one of the oldest sports known to mankind. His objective to keep improving The Prep Slam and foster a tradition that makes the tournament one of the best events in the country.

Dustin Brunner

Assistant Coach

In his third full season with the Bears, Dustin is a graduate of Pickens County high school where he placed third as a senior. Brunner went on to compete and become a two-time national qualifier at Darton College in Albany, GA. He completed his career as a national qualifier at Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska. He holds degrees in exercise science and sports management with a Masters degree in business. Coach Brunner spent two seasons coaching Bergen High school in Freemont, Nebraska where he had eight qualifiers, 6 region champs and a state placer.

Ronald Grimes

Assistant Coach

Coach Grimes enters his fifth year with the program. He runs the preseason workouts and is the conditioning coach for the program. He actively coached wrestling from youth teams to the Georgia National Cadet team.

The Varsity Wrestling Team
  • 106 – OPEN<
  • 113 – ART MARTINEZ
  • 120 – REAGAN SHERK
  • 126 – JAKE SWINK
  • 132 – CHARLIE KING
  • 152 – BRITT HILTON
  • 160 – ERIC MAYE
  • 170 – ISRAEL EVANS
  • 220 – MICHAEL COX
  • 285 – TYLER WHITE

2018 Champions

  • 106 – Evan Frost (HC)
  • 113 – Braden Basile (JHS)
  • 120 – Tom Crook (JHS)
  • 126 – Jack Crook (JHS)
  • 132 – Michael Kilic (WHS)
  • 138 – Colton Woods (DHS)
  • 145 – Ethan Basile (JHS)
  • 152 – Alex Whitworth (McCS)
  • 160 – Mason Masicot (BM)
  • 170 – Mason Reiniche (BS)
  • 182 – Vince Baker (BT)
  • 195 – Malcom Wiley (WHS)
  • 220 – Chase Looper (WHS)
  • 285 – Percy Gansi (JHS – O)

2018 Top 15 Team Results

  • 1st – Jesuit (Tampa)
  • 2nd – Brother Martin
  • 3rd – McCallie
  • 4th – Holy Cross
  • 5th – Baylor
  • 6th – Cardinal Gibbons
  • 7th – Woodward Academy
  • 8th – Germantown
  • 9th – Jesuit (New Orleans)
  • 10th – Blessed Trinity
  • 11th – St. John’s School
  • 12th – Darlington School
  • 12th – St. Paul’s School
  • 14th – Green Farms Academy
  • 15th – Providence Day School

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