Head Coach - 1st Season
Coach Donnie Stephens enters his first season as Head Coach of the Women’s Wrestling team.
Stephens hails from Colorado Springs, Colorado. He began his high school career at Pueblo East High School in Pueblo, Colorado before moving to West Covina, California where he completed his high school career at West Covina High School. During his high school career, he was a California High School State Place winner and the FILA Junior California State Champion. He went on to receive a scholarship to wrestle at Cal State Bakersfield (CSU).
While at CSU, Stephens earned his B.S. in Social Science. After his time on the mat was finished, he became the head coach of both the men and women's wrestling teams at his alma mater West Covina High School where he remained for 19 years. During his time there, Stephens accumulated 11 league championships, 5 CIF (regionals) championships, and 3 California State Women's Championships. He is also currently a coach with the USA Wrestling Women's Cadet Pan Am team.
Stephens left his position at West Covina to move back to Colorado where he owned a gym that specialized in mixed martial arts (MMA). With this extensive background and his love of coaching, Stephens decided to leave his gym and come to Williamsburg to coach the Patriots.
Coach Stephens commented, "I am truly excited to be a Patriot. I am very impressed with the support and commitment that the team receives from the school. UC has a lot to offer with its support of the school and its physical beauty. I can't wait to get started on bringing home wins and college degrees. I know that we will be able to have both of those very soon. I have aspirations and visions that we can bring home a national championship within the next couple years."