April 5, 2019
Mat Droge, Executive Director of Communications
JCHS Wrestling Coach Selected
JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Junction City High School has selected Mr. Tyler Gonzales as the new Blue Jays Wrestling Coach. Gonzales is currently teaching and coaching at Discovery Canyon High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He will begin teaching in the Social Studies Department at the Junction City High School at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
“I’m excited about the opportunity to be the head wrestling coach at Junction City High School! I believe Junction City High School is a great place to be and I look forward to helping students achieve their goals on and off the mat! It will be great to be back in Kansas, and share my many experiences with the student community in Junction City!”
Tyler Gonzales, new Blue Jays Wrestling Coach
Gonzales holds two degrees from Fort Hays State University; Psychology (2010) and Secondary Education (2012). He also holds a certificate in leadership studies from Fort Hays State (2008) and a Master’s in Business Administration from Shorter University (2014) .
Gonzales was selected as a two-time Academic All-American and was a three-time national qualifier as a member of the Fort Hays State University wrestling program. Tyler has been an assistant coach at the high school, junior college, and collegiate level and has worked with USA Wrestling as an events coordinator.
“We are very excited about the passion that Tyler has for the sport of wrestling and the outcomes he will strive for in leading our wrestling program. He will have a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the students of Junction City High School both in the classroom and within our Athletic Department on a daily basis.”
Matt Westerhaus, Athletic Director
For additional information, please contact Matt Westerhaus at 785-717-4226 or Mat Droge at 785-717-4066.