Head Coach
Ross Gitomer

Gitomer, a 2010 graduate of the University of Virginia begins his 8th year at St Christopher's, his 5th as head coach. An outstanding clinician and technical coach, Gitomer was named the both the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association and National Wrestling Hall of Fame- Virginia Chapter Coach of the Year in 2018. National Prep Assitant Coach of the Year in 2013 and in 2012 he was selected as the Virginia Assistant Coach of the Year by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Gitomer is very active in the Virginia Wrestling Association (VAWA) having served as the organization's Cadet Division Director while also helping coach Team Virginia at both the Cadet National Duals and at the Cadet/Junior Nationals since 2012. He competed at 125 lbs. for the Cavaliers and was a two-time NCAA tournament qualifier for head coach Steve Garland. Gitomer was the 2008 ACC tournament champion and ended his career with a 94-48 record. He wrestled for Jeff Buxton at Blair Academy and was a National Preps Champion for the Bucs. Gitomer teaches math at St. Christopher's and brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and tremendous energy to the program.

Assistant Coach
Ian Squires

Ian Squires is a 2013 graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, where he was a member of the wrestling team for two years, competing at both 149 and 157 pounds. The two years prior, Squires was a student athlete at Boston University, spending one year as the starter at 141 pounds. In high school, Squires wrestled at VA powerhouse programs Christiansburg High and Colonial Forge High, where he was a member of 4 state championship teams and won an individual AAA State Championship in 2009 (at CFHS). Prior to coming to St. Christopher's and the Richmond Wrestling Club in 2017, Squires was a member of the coaching staff at Colonial Forge High - 3 years as an assistant and one as the head coach, helping guide the Eagles to one 6A Runner-Up finish (2014) and three consecutive 6A State Championships (2015-2017). Squires is involved with Virginia USA Wrestling (VAWA), serving as a Freestyle coach for the Cadet and Junior National Teams. Squires is currently a middle school Health and Physical Education teacher in Hanover County and lives in Richmond with his wife, Kaylee, and sons Adam and Henry.

Assistant Coach
Rob Prebish

Rob Prebish enters his twenty-first season of coach wrestling, the last ten with St. Christopher's and the Richmond Wrestling Club. He graduated from Penn State in 1996 with a degree in Health Education after competing for Millersville (PA) University, earning the starting spot at 118 lbs. As an athlete, Prebish was successful at all levels, winning World and National Championships in Greco Roman, and earning spots on four World teams; in 2019, Coach Prebish earned a bronze medal at the UWW Veterans World Championships in Tbilisi, Georgia, training for the event while coaching and teaching full-time. As a coach, Prebish assists with the day to day operations of both the St. Christopher's and Richmond Wrestling club programs including technique development and working on the technology side of the programs. In 2017, he traveled to Israel as an Assistant Coach of the US wrestling team that competed in the 20th World Maccabiah Games, helping the team earn 19 medals. Prebish was on the coaching staff of the 2014 UWW Cadet World Greco Roman team that competed in the World Championships in Slovakia. Additionally, Prebish is a member of the Virginia Wrestling Association National Teams Coaching Staff, focusing on Greco Roman. He is the Chair of the Health and Physical Education Department at Meadowbrook High School in Chesterfield County.

Head Youth Coach
Loren Phillips III

Loren Phillips III serves as the Head Youth Coach for the Richmond Wrestling Club (RWC). He also serves as a volunteer assistant coach at St. Christopher’s School High School team.

As a wrestler, Loren was a four-year starter for St. Christopher’s helping the Saints win four straight state titles, while earning All-Prep & All-State honors all four years. In his final two seasons as a Saint, Loren earned All-American honors placing 8th and 5th, respectively. He also competed collegiately both at the Division II level and club level for Belmont Abbey College (NC) and James Madison University (VA). Following his competitive career, Loren moved into coaching where he served as associate head coach at Harrisonburg High School (VA) for two years and assistant coach at Atlee High School (VA) in 2017. After his time with Atlee, Loren rejoined the Saints as a volunteer assistant coach for the High School team and became the Head Youth coach for the Richmond Wrestling Club. In his short time with RWC, Loren has been instrumental in establishing a partnership with the Henrico Police Athletic League (PAL), which helps to provide wrestling opportunities to at risk youth in the Richmond area.

All members of the RWC Coaching Staff are available for individual or small group workouts outside of regularly scheduled practices, at an additional expense to any interested athlete/family. If you are interested in doing an individual or smaller group workout, see the coach you wish to work with at a practice to determine dates, times, and rates.