Pennsylvania College of Technology head wrestling coach Schuyler Frey has been honored with the 2013 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling Adult Recognition Award.
The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the sport of wrestling in the state. It is voted upon by members of the 11 areas that comprise the PJW, as well as its executive board.
“I’m very surprised and honored,” Frey said. “I didn’t think I’d done enough to earn this award when compared to some of its past recipients. I am very appreciative of the honor, especially coming from a great organization like the PJW.”
Frey has been involved with the sport since his youth, wrestling for Warrior Run High School and, then, the Navy. He started coaching as an assistant at Montoursville Elementary School in 2000 before taking over as the head coach for three years starting in 2004.
Frey also served as a chairman for Area 10 of the PJW, helping to grow the participation numbers from 381 in 2007 to 618 in 2010. He served as director of the State Championship Tournament in 2010, and he and his tournament team helped run the first 8U division championship.
In 2010, Frey helped establish the wrestling program at Penn College as a varsity sport. Over the past three years, he has led the Wildcats to a 19-11 overall record and a Penn State University Athletic Conference Championship. In addition, he has coached three National Collegiate Wrestling Association All-Americans and PSUAC individual champions.
Frey resides in Montoursville with his wife, Denise; daughter, Sarah; and sons, Schuyler and Luke.