About Coach Valdez
Passion for Wrestling Sets Him Apart.
Head Coach, Shane Valdez, graduated from Calvary Chapel High School in 1994. While attending Calvary he and his twin brother, Dane, became two of the most celebrated wrestlers in Southern California history. Known for his aggressive style and superb technique, Coach Valdez became one of the first state champions for Calvary Chapel and was an integral part of creating the “Church Boyz” dynasty of the 90’s. In his high school carreer, coach Shane amassed an incredible record of 207 wins and only 7 losses. He was a High School National Champion his Senior year. Along with these accomplishments, Coach Valdez, was a multiple freestyle state champion and a 2X Junior freestyle national all-American.
Coach Valdez earned a wrestling scholarship and went on to compete for Division I powerhouse Oklahoma University. While at Oklahoma, he was a 4 year varsity letter winner and was a 3 X NCAA All-American at the NCAA Division I National Championships. He was also a 3X Academic All-American.
His life long dedication to the sport and his passion to share his knowledge with others set him apart as one of the best our sport has to offer.