Wrestling, Coed: Varsity

Name Class  Position Hometown
Conrad Freire* 2018 McLean, VA
Yusuf Mukhtar 2020 East Walpole, MA
Henry Hayden* 2018 Siasconset, MA
Matt Pecora 2020 Congers, NY
Angela Osei-Ampadu 2021 Bronx, NY
Mike Shalaby 2020 Chicopee, MA
Connor Finemore* 2018 London SW1W 9DH, United Kingdom
John Chung 2020 Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Deepak Pathapati 2020 Amarillo, TX
Chris Thagard 2020 Birmingham, AL
Tug Witt 2018 Los Angeles, CA
Nick Pecora 2020 Congers, NY
Brian Shin 2019 Fullerton, CA
Ben Hirsch 2018 Bedford, NY
Justice Chukwuma 2018 Union, NJ
Pat McKee 2020 Essex, CT
Hayden McGuinness 2020 Little Compton, RI
Seth Thayumanavan 2020 Amherst, MA
Lilly Shuhda 2019 MANAGER San Francisco, CA
Sofia Lopez 2020 MANAGER Marlborough, MA
*Denotes Captain
  • Coach Houston comes to Deerfield wrestling from Cardigan Mountain School, where he coached a New England Junior Prep championship program. Prior to Cardigan, he coached at Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland. He’s a New Hampshire native and wrestled Class L varsity in high school. In lieu of college athletics, Coach Houston served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, including two deployments between 2001 and 2003; he’s a graduate of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and the School of Infantry. At DA, Coach Houston is a teacher of classics (Greek and Latin), and he believes that the ancient sport of wrestling embodies a timeless ideal: to strive always for excellence. Excellence, in turn, is attained by practicing the three pillars of the sport—discipline of mind and body, determination in spirit, and dedication to oneself, one’s community, and one’s heritage.  

    Coach Houston lives in Scaife II with his wife and daughter.

  • An ardent believer in the importance of teaching and coaching, Scandling continues to share his delight in Shakespearean drama with students and to encourage wrestlers and polo players to believe in themselves and their teams.  A former Division 1 wrestler at Davidson College, he has coached multiple Class A and New England individual champions in assisting and leading the Deerfield wrestlers since 1987. Having never played water polo, Scandling learned the game as the coach of the coed JV team in the early 1990s and then led the girls to the New England title in 1998, the team’s second year of competition.  The girls won another title in 2013 and finished second three times.  In the ten years he has guided the boys’ squad, the team has won four New England championships and finished second once.

  • Teutsch wrestled in the state of Illinois at Buffalo Grove High School, coached for ten years at Bancroft school and has been a wrestling coach at DA since 2007.