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HEAD COACH & CAMP DIRECTOR: ROGER REINA

A Hall of Fame coach and multiple-time EIWA and Ivy League champion, Penn alumnus Roger Reina C'84, WEV'05 began his second stint as head coach at his alma mater in 2017-18 and is now in his 23rd season overall as head coach at Penn.

Reina has produced 3 straight nationally recognized recruiting classes upon his return to the coaching ranks. His 2019 recruiting class was ranked No. 9 in the country following a 2018 group which was ranked No. 12 by WIN Magazine.

In his first three seasons back on the bench for #TheMovement, Reina has coached nine NCAA Championships qualifiers, twelve All-Ivy performers an EIWA champion, and multiple national freestyle All Americans.

Reina originally led the Quakers from 1986-2005 and amassed a program-record 205 wins during his first tenure coaching at his alma mater, which began at the age of 24 as the youngest head coach in the nation. He guided the Quakers to four EIWA championships and eight Ivy League titles during his initial run as head coach, and recruited and coached a pair of NCAA champions (Brett Matter, Matt Valenti) as well as an Olympic Gold Medalist (Brandon Slay). Reina led Penn to five NCAA Top 20 finishes in a six-year span including a Top 10 NCAA finish and two eighth-place finishes at the National Dual Meet Championships.

In 2017, Reina was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame’s Pennsylvania chapter for his dedicated service to the sport of wrestling across all levels. He also was inducted into the Penn Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008 as a member of Class VI, and is a member of the EIWA Hall of Fame.

Reina served on a Philadelphia team that won the 2025 NCAA Championship bid, and served as chair of the Local Organizing Committee for the 2011 NCAA Championships which set record attendance numbers at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Roger Reina File


  • Penn’s All-Time Winningest Coach (219)
  • Four-Time EIWA Team Champions
  • Eight-Time Ivy League Champion
  • Owns a Winning Record Against All Active Ivy League Head Coaches
  • Three-Time EIWA Coach of the Year
  • Coached 17 NCAA All-Americans, including eight NCAA semi-finalists
  • Coached 31 EIWA Champions
  • Has coached age group national freestyle champions at every age level offered in the United States

HEAD ASSISTANT COACH: BRYAN PEARSALL

Joshua J. Harris Head Assistant Coach Bryan Pearsall begins his third season with the Quakers in 2019-20. He joined the staff as an assistant coach in 2017, earning a promotion to Head Assistant before the completion of his first season with the Red and Blue.

Pearsall has been instrumental in Penn's Top-25 recruiting classes each of the last two years, including the No. 9 overall class in 2019 and No. 12 class in 2018.

While at Penn, Pearsall has helped coach six NCAA Championships qualifiers, nine All-Ivy wrestlers and one EIWA champion.

Pearsall was on staff at Army West Point from 2014-17, working primarily with the lower and middle weights. During his tenure with the Black Knights, Pearsall coached 13 NCAA Championships qualifiers and 18 EIWA Championships placewinners helping Army climb the EIWA rankings in both competitive results and recruiting success. Pearsall’s work in recruiting student-athletes to West Point helped the Black Knights land a 2017 recruiting class ranked No. 16 by WIN Magazine, No. 21 by InterMat and No. 23 by The Open Mat.

Before his stint at Army West Point, Pearsall spent the 2013-14 season at Rutgers where he also coached the Scarlet Knight Wrestling Club – a regional training center hosted by Rutgers. In their last season in the EIWA before transitioning to the Big Ten, the Scarlet Knights posted an 11-5 record in dual meets and finished third at a highly competitive EIWA Championships in The Palestra.

Competing for Penn State in college, Pearsall was a four-year starter for the Nittany Lions and a member of Penn State’s 2011, 2012, and 2013 NCAA championship teams under head coach Cael Sanderson. In 2013, Pearsall was fifth at the Big Ten Championships and a NCAA qualifier at 141 pounds. Pearsall graduated from Penn State in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in rehabilitation and human services. A product of Lititz, Pa., Pearsall was a high school standout at Warwick High School.

Pearsall competed in freestyle for PAWF, earning USAW Junior freestyle All-American honors. A USA Wrestling Bronze Certified coach, Pearsall previously served as Director of the West Point Wrestling Club, coaching athletes at UWW Junior Nationals and the U.S. Open in Las Vegas. In addition, he has continued his involvement with PAWF as a coach for the Cadet and Junior teams competing at Fargo.

Pearsall and his wife, Maura, reside in Philadelphia.

Assistant Coach - B.J. Futrell

B.J. Futrell joined #TheMovement as an assistant coach in July of 2021. 


It is a homecoming for Futrell as he competed for the Pennsylvania RTC for three years before retiring from competition in 2019. He has also spent time as an active mentor, coach and most recently as the Mentoring Director with Beat the Streets Philadelphia.

Futrell was a three-time All-Big Ten performer at the University of Illinois, twice earning NCAA All-America honors.  He was also a two-time selection for the NWCA All-Star Classic.

Despite having his senior season cut short due to injury while being ranked #3 in the country by W.I.N. Magazine, Futrell is the Illini program's all-time leader with 38 career pins. A member of the Illini Leadership Academy, Futrell served as team captain for three years where he led team meetings, mediated communication between the team and coaching staff, mentored underclassmen and led the team's community engagement.

In the classroom, Futrell was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time NWCA All-Academic honoree. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology in May of 2012 and went on to earn his Master of Education degree in educational policy studies from Illinois in December of 2013.

During his time with the PRTC, he became the PRTC's first USA National Team member competing successfully domestically and internationally.  B.J. placed third at the 2017 U.S. World Team Trials and earned a top 10 world ranking in freestyle wrestling at 65 kg.

Futrell was also a silver medalist at the 2014 University World Championships and was a three-time US Open medalist including earning the bronze in 2014. He was a two-time University Nationals freestyle and Greco-Roman champion, a two-time NYAC International finalist and champion, a three-time Dave Schultz International finalist and champion and a 2016 Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier Champion.


Volunteer Assistant Coach - Mark Hall

Mark Hall joined #TheMovement as a volunteer assistant coach in June of 2021. 

Following a stellar collegiate career at Penn State, and three age-group World freestyle titles, Hall joined the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center (PRTC) and this spring captured the US Open title in freestyle.

A 2020 graduate from Penn State, Hall was the 2016-17 NCAA champion at 174 pounds. A three-time NCAA finalist, Hall was the NCAA's top seed at 174 going into the 2020 NCAA Championships before they were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He also was a four-time All-America and three-time Big Ten champion while compiling a remarkable 116-6 collegiate record. The Nittany Lions won the NCAA team title every year in which Hall competed.

"Becoming a coach has been a dream of mine since my freshman year of college," Hall said. "Prior to that, I was going to school to become a teacher. It is in my blood to provide others with life and athletic advice, and I could not be prouder to join the Penn wrestling staff so I can do just that. I can't wait to get to work and help these young men achieve their goals on and off the mat. I also believe this will be a step forward in continuing to commit my energy to accomplishing my competitive goals nationally, and internationally, to become the best athlete I can be."

Hall was one of the most decorated high school wrestlers over the past decade. He won the 2016 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award and became the first person to win six Minnesota State High School Championships. Hall ended an incredible interscholastic career with a 277-4 record—including 171 consecutive wins—and 189 career pins. Hall was a driving force as Apple Valley High School captured six straight state championships. He is the only wrestler ever to earn 12 combined individual and team state titles.

At the national level, Hall is the 2X reigning US Open Freestyle Champion and 2X National Team member. 

Hall's freestyle accolades also include being a two-time USA Wrestling UWW Junior National Champion and winning the 2016 UWW Junior Freestyle Outstanding Wrestler award. He won the FILA Cadet World Championship in 2014, won two Junior World Gold medals (2016 & 2017), was the 2018 Pan American Gold Medalist, and silver medalist at the 2021 Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series event in Rome, Italy. 


HEAD COACH OF THE PRTC AND ASSISTANT CAMP DIRECTOR: BRANDON SLAY

Hailing from Amarillo, Texas, Brandon is 3X Texas State Wrestling Champion. After high school, Brandon went on to graduate from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania with a dual concentration in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance in 1998. He is a 2X NCAA All-American and a 2X NCAA Finalist. He earned All-Ivy League status all four years in college and was the 1993 Ivy League Rookie of The Year.

At the open level, Brandon made his mark by winning the 2000 US Open in freestyle where he was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Later that summer, Brandon rose to worldwide acclaim by winning the Gold Medal at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.

As a coach, Brandon has experienced great success. From 2009-2016, Brandon was USAW Assistant National Coach and Head Wrestling Coach at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. From 2014-2016, he was the USAW National Development Coach responsible for winning 7 World Golds and 19 overall medals with the Cadets and Juniors.

Brandon is a distinguished member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the University of Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the EIWA Hall of Fame, and the Texas Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame.

PENNSYLVANIA OLYMPIC REGIONAL TRAINING CENTER (PRTC) COACHES & RESIDENT ATHLETES

Representatives from the PRTC will be on site as clinicians at each of our camp locations, and will vary depending upon their training, competition and travel availabilities. These include:

  • Brandon Slay – Head Coach and Executive Director PRTC. Olympic Champion and Olympic Coach, Penn Wrestling alumnus
  • Jordan Burroughs - 5x World and Olympic Champion, NCAA Champion
  • Joey McKenna – 2021 USA Olympic Team alternate, USA National Team Member
  • Mark Hall – NCAA and US Open Champion
  • Dave McFadden – U23 National Champion, 4X NCAA All American
  • Richard Perry – 2X US Open Finalist, USA National Team Member

Counselors will include members of the University of Pennsylvania Wrestling Team

Director of Operations: Kevin McGuigan

Kevin McGuigan joined #TheMovement as the Director of Operations in July 2021

McGuigan is a former NCAA Division 1 wrestler and coach. Having been involved with wrestling since he was five years old, McGuigan coached for 34 years before taking on an administrative role. He competed collegiately at Shippensburg University before starting his coaching career in 1987 at his high school alma mater Upper Darby High School in Southeastern Pennsylvania. At Upper Darby, for seven seasons, he coached several state qualifiers and medalists including a state finalist while helping the program win their first Central League Championship in 15 years. He created and coached a summer wrestling program that attracted elite wrestlers from around the region. 

In 1994, McGuigan was hired as the Head Assistant Wrestling Coach at George Mason University. In the three years he was with the program, the Patriots had 12 NCAA Division 1 National Qualifiers, an All-American, two rookie All-Americans, and several Academic All-Americans. The team won the CAA Championship every year that McGuigan was on staff while breaking the scoring record each time. He coached two athletes at the 1996 US Olympic Team Trials. One of those athletes, Johnny Curtis, qualified for the US National Team at 90kg.

McGuigan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from George Mason. He moved to Southern New Jersey, where he became an Assistant Coach at Washington Township High School. He coached a number of state medalists and a state champion while with the Minutemen.  McGuigan is among only a few coaches who have coached in the high school state finals of both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

While coaching in high school, McGuigan worked with Roger Reina as a coach for the Dave Schultz Wrestling Club. At the same time, he created a non-profit youth wrestling club in South Jersey. Patriot Wrestling Club has been in operation for 18 years and is now run by former Patriot wrestlers. McGuigan also coached with former Penn Head Coach Rob Eiter at the Sunkist Kids Wrestling Club. 

McGuigan is also the Director of Operations for the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center and the Grants Coordinator for Beat the Streets Philadelphia. He is a board member for the Philadelphia Chapter of the Wrestlers in Business Network and the creator of the Philly Wrestling social media accounts.


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