Marcus Niemann

– Technical Director / Head Coach for the Senior Youth/Adult Programs

– Teacher/Wrestling Coach at Regiopolis Notre Dame (2001-Present)

– Former Queen’s University Varsity Wrestling-Head Coach

– NCCP Fully Certified Level 3 Coach

– Course Conductor for the NCCP Community Coaching Certification

– Vice President of Coaching Development from 2012-2015 (Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association Executive)

Marcus began wrestling in 1984 under Tom Mastantuono and began coaching young athletes in 1987 in the KWC Inaugural Youth Wrestling Program. Marcus loves the constant evolution of the sport of wrestling and the physical demands it places on its athletes.

Ashley Niemann

– Administrator/Club Coach for the Senior Youth/Adult Programs

– Former Queen’s University Varsity Assistant Wrestling Coach

– NCCP A & B Fully Certified Coach

– Currently finishing her Level 3 Coaching Certification

– Treasurer

Ashley is also a graduate of Regiopolis Notre-Dame and has been involved in wrestling for 17 years. She believes that wrestling builds strong character and self confidence in youth.

Jason Howes

– Head Coach for the Junior Youth Program

– NCCP Certified Community Coach

– Queens University Varsity Wrestling Team (2005-2008)

– Queens University Varsity Wrestling Team Captain (2008)

– Wrestling Representative on the Golden Gaels Athletic Committee (2008)

Jason is a small business owner in the Kingston area, and graduated with a degree in Economics from Queens University in 2008. Jason was a member of the Varsity wrestling team during his time at Queens University, and has been involved with wrestling both as an athlete and a coach for over 14 years.

Jason has a passion for the sport and enjoys introducing the sport to new participants. Jason believes that due to his experiences in the sport of wrestling, it has helped him in his career and life in general. He is looking forward to passing along his knowledge and experience to the next generation of wrestlers.

Jason’s three children are actively involved in our Junior Youth Program.

Ortenzio Vecchio

– Assistant Coach

– NCCP A & B Fully Certified Coach

Ortenzio was a member of Tom Mastantuono’s original high school wrestling team and a founding board member of KWC. Ortenzio’s two children, Jonathan and Natalie, have been wrestling for 10 years and were part of the core of KWC’s first Junior Program. Ortenzio knows the benefits that wrestling has provided in his own family, and he looks to extend those benefits to youth in the Kingston Area.