I started wrestling in the Lebanon Mat Club when I was five years old. My dad (Mark Cox), Jim Phillips, and Bud Pulliam started the Lebanon Mat Club in the late 1970's. I then wrestled all four years at Lebanon High School. After college, I had coaching stops at West Albany High School, Sprague High School, and Woodburn High School before taking the Head Wrestling Coach position at Lebanon High School, 17 years ago.
Fun fact: I was 2 weeks late for my 1st teaching job because I was stranded in the Virgin Islands due to the attack on the U.S. on September 11th, 2001. Ironically, Tatum, my daughter, was born on 11 years later, on September 11.
It all started in 1991 at a wrestling camp put on my Bill Thompson and the Cottage Grove High School wrestling team. I graduated in 2003 and began coaching the Lincoln Middle School and assisting the high school for two years. After that time, I coached Cottage Grove Mat Club for two years before moving to Lebanon. I married and had some boys and knew they would want to wrestle. I became a wrestling official and assisted the Sweet Home High School team. The next year I decided to switch to Lebanon, because my first boy was ready to start wrestling and we lived in Lebanon; there I helped out and continued to officiate. The following year I became one of the main coaches. Now I have been a part of coaching Lebanon Wrestling for six years.
A fun fact about me is I make sound effects when I run or participate in a sport, I believe it makes me faster.
My involvement in wrestling began in 2000 when I became a stat girl for the LHS wrestling team. A little over 10 years later, while my oldest son, Tanner, was in the Lebanon Mat Club, I was privilege with becoming the President. I served for several years until we moved away for a bit. When we moved back and Tanner began high school, I began helping out with the LHS wrestling team again. Now that my middle son, Trevathian, is old enough to wrestle (my youngest, Kalais, will be ready next year), I am back to assist the Mat Club and accomplish some goals that we didn't hit the first time around.
I truly believe that wrestling can be a pathway to a better life for so many young men and women; the lessons that are taught on and off the mat will remain valuable throughout a lifetime. I am so involved because I love sharing the passion that I have for wrestling with everyone I can. Warrior Wrestling truly is a family to me and I am forever grateful for all the people I have in my life because of it.
A fun fact about myself is that I have climbed Mt. Vesuvius in Italy.
I have been involved with wrestling for five years. When my oldest started in 1st grade, I didn't have much knowledge of the sport, but quickly fell in love.
This is my 3rd year on the board. I grew to love the sport so much I wanted to be more involved, so I accepted the secretary position, then moving to vice president this year.
Fun fact about me: I am the oldest of 9, my youngest sibling is only 8!
I grew up watching my little brother Andy wrestle from 6U all the way to senior in high school! I started out as the big sis forced to watch every Saturday, to helping at the home tournaments, joining fundraising events, etc. From my eighth-grade year on, I have yet to miss a season of wrestling! Lebanon Warrior Wrestling has been a part of my family for about twelve years now and I currently have two little dudes that wrestle, Liam and Emmit!
I wanted to be part of something as an adult, that I grew up involved in when I was younger, and something I plan on being involved in for years to come! I know I can help this program grow because I grew up here, I know our community, and I want to be involved in making sure our kiddos and parent’s love this sport as much as we do. I am a go getter, dedicated, and passionate about these kids and the growth of this program!
Fun fact: I am 28 years old; I have 3 boys! I am a stay-at-home mama, as well as the bookkeeper for our business – Blas Valley Tint.
Wrestling has been in my husband's family from my father-in-law to my husband and now Keystin! Keystin started wrestling when he 4 years old, fast forward to now he’s 10 years old and is very competitive! He loves the sport!
I figured since I am always helping out in wrestling this would be a great opportunity to make this experience for kids a great one and help make the Club even more enjoyable by being on the board! I love seeing kids push themselves and see what they can accomplish!
A fun fact about me is I love riding quads at the dunes!
Member at large
I have always been very active in my kids sports and activities. When my sons started wrestling, I was amazed watching the team progress through the season. I knew I wanted to be apart of helping the Lebanon Mat Club.
Funny fact: I have lived in Lowndes County, Mississippi and Lowndes County, Georgia.
Member at large
Member at large
My oldest son was how we got started in the sport; he had previously played soccer and was cloths-lining kids to get the ball. We quickly realized he needed a full contact sport. Since then, both his younger brothers have also joined in, as well. We are now a full blown wrestling family; my daughter also does stats for the high school wrestling team.
I was firmly guided in the direction of being an official board member, I had been unofficially helping the Club with tasks in previous seasons.
A fun fact about me, I cannot say the word “ambulance” correctly, but everyone makes me say it anyway.