2018-2019 Wrestling Coaching Staff

KEN WALCZAK

Responsibility: Varsity Head Wrestling, 17th year; Assistant Football Coach, 30th year   

High School: Ken is a 1984 graduate of Maumee High School.  He was 1st team all Northern Lakes League Conference in football and a two time Northern Lakes League Conference champion in wrestling. Ken was wrestling team captain when Maumee was the Northern Lakes League Conference champions.

College: Ken graduated from Ashland University in 1988.  He played football there for 4 years. His accomplishments include a 2-year starter in 21 games, 2-time offensive lineman all Heartland Conference, and a member of the 1986 National NCAA Division II playoff team.

Experience: Ken has 16 years’ experience as the head wrestling at Maumee High School. He also has 6 years as an assistant wrestling coach at Maumee High School.  Ken was also an assistant wrestling coach at Rossford High School for 4 years. Ken coached 2 years as a wrestling coach at Gateway Middle School.  Ken has been an assistant football coach with Maumee High School for 26 years. He also spent 4 years as an assistant football coach at Rossford High School. Ken coached 1 year of track at Gateway Middle School.  In 2003 Ken was the Ohio Division 2 wrestling coach of the year. He was head wrestling coach of the 2002, 2003, 2008 & 2009 Northern Lakes League Conference championship teams.

BRIAN BUCK  

Responsibility: Varsity Assistant Men’s Wrestling, 22nd year  

High School: Brian is a 1990 graduate of Maumee High School. Brian was selected as team co-captain for football as a senior. He received many league honors during his football career. As a junior, Brian was selected to First Team football All-Northern Lakes League as a linebacker. He followed this accomplishment as a senior earning All-NLL as both a linebacker and running back. Brian was also selected as the Northern Lakes League Defensive Player of the Year. Brian also received district mention as First Team All-District as a running back and state mention as honorable mention All-Ohio. Additionally, Brian was named the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athlete of the Year as well as team Most Valuable Player as a senior. He had over 300 career tackles and rushed for over 1,200 yards as a senior. Brian was selected team captain for wrestling as both a junior and senior. He concluded his wrestling career at Maumee as two-time Northern Lakes League champion and as a three-time district qualifier. Brian also received the Coach’s Award as a senior. Additionally, Brian was listed as one of Ohio’s “Top Twenty” wrestlers as a senior. Brian’s abilities were also recognized as a student and classmate at Maumee High School. He was elected Class Vice-President as a junior and Class President as a senior. Brian received All-NLL Academic recognition for both football and wrestling. He was also a recipient of the Thomas G. Krietner Award and a Boosters Scholarship Award.

College: Brian has attended the University of Findlay, University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. He has a Bachelor of Science in Education with a focus in Comprehensive Social Studies. Brian also has a Master’s Degree in Classroom Technology.

Experience: Brian has coached Football, Wrestling and Track on and off for the last 25 years.  Brian has coached football for 17 years and has coached on 5 playoff teams and two NLL Championship Teams.  Brian has coached wrestling for 22 years, including 30 NLL Individual Champions, 4 Team Championships, 20 State Qualifiers, 11 State Placers and 1 State Champion.  Brian has coached track for 18 years, including have had several league placers, district and regional placers. At the state level he has had 7 qualifiers and 5 state placers.

Family: Brian resides in Maumee with his daughters Morgan, a 2017 MHS graduate and attends University of Findlay, and Chloe, a 2018 MHS graduate and attends Bowling Green State University.

ROBBIE WHITMAN

Responsibility: Varsity Assistant Men’s Wrestling, 1st year

High School: Robbie is a 2017 graduate of Anthony Wayne High School. Robbie has wrestled for 11 years and played 4 years of football at Anthony Wayne. While at Anthony Wayne the football team won their 1st ever Regional Championship.

College: Robbie currently attends the University of Toledo where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.

Experience: Robbie was a volunteer wrestling coach at Maumee High School last year. This is his 2nd year coaching at Maumee and 2nd year of overall coaching.