Meet The Coaching Staff
Coach Pat is in his second year as head coach of the Scorpion Wrestling Club. He also has over ten years of wrestling coaching experience at the high school and youth level and received USA Wreslting Bonze Level Coaching certification in 2005.
Coach Pat is the former head wrestling coach for Archbishop Rummel High School and Team Louisiana. His wrestler's include high school place winners, state champions, and All-Americans that have gone on to be NCAA Division I, II, and III college wrestlers.
Coach Pat is a graduate of Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and also holds a master’s degree in Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida. He received an associate’s degree from Colby Community College where he wrestled for Coach Steve Lampe. Coach Pat was also the varsity letterman at the Univeristy of Nebraska Kearney under Coach Marc Bauer where he received Academic All-American status before transferring to Tulane.
Patrick spent his prep career at Archbishop Rummel High School where he was a 2 x Louisiana State Champion and Brute Nationals All-American.
Coach Pat's wife, Jessica, works as the head of the SWC Parent's Club. They have two sons, Liam and Jameson, that currently wrestle for the SWC.
Coach Jerry has returned to the Scorpion Wrestling Club to act as the club Director. He has over 25 years of wrestling coaching experience and is the only USA Wrestling Silver certified coach in the state of Louisiana.
Coach Jerry is the former head and assistant wrestling coach for Archbishop Rummel High School and the Team Louisiana Freestyle and Greco-Roman national teams. He has also acted as the strength and conditioning coach for high school and college athletes.
Coach Jerry's dedication to the sport spans across generations and has now seen his wrestlers go on to coach the sport as well.
As director he is responsible for oversight of the clubs curriculum and competition readiness.
Coach Spencer was a member of one of the first Scorpion Wrestling Club teams and has over 10 years of wrestling experience as a coach and competitor.
Coach Spencer is a former wrestler at Archbishop Rummel High School under the training of Coach Pat and Coach Jerry, where he completed his competitive career as an LHSAA Division 1 State Runner-Up.
Spencer is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Coach Spencer is in his 5th year as assistant coach with the Scorpion Wrestling Club and is an integral part of demonstrating technique, core values, and competition readiness.
Meet The Coaching Staff
Coach Chad was a member of the first Scorpion Wrestling Club teams, which was founded by his father, James "Jim" Ravannack. He now gives back to the club that gave him his foundation of the sport.
Coach Chad's experience includes youth and high school coaching experience in both Louisiana and Oklahoma. Chad was a youth wrestling club coach in Stillwater, Oklahoma at the Cowboy Wrestling Club for 3 years and returned home and has coached at the Scorpion Wrestling Club for 3 years.
Chad is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where he attended for 4 years and attained a varsity lettermen under Coach John Smith, an Olympic Gold Medalist and one of the best collegiate coaches in history.
Coach Chad's competitive accolades include AAU and Brute Nationals All-American status and 5 Junior Regional Championship titles between Greco-Roman and Freestyle. He was also a Louisiana high school state runner-up in 2004.
Chad is instrumental in club recruitment, advertising, and booking and promotion of elite level wrestling clinicians and camps.
Coach John began wrestling at 4 years old and was a member of one of the first Scorpion Wrestling Club teams.
Coach John is a former wrestler at Archbishop Rummel High School under the training of Coach Pat and Coach Jerry, where he completed his competitive career as a 2 x LHSAA Division 1 State Champion. He was also a 2 x All-American and Freestyle and Greco-Roman Louisiana State champion.
Coach John has coached youth and high school wrestling for 3 years and an integral part to the competition coaching staff.
John is self-employed owner of Calcote Heating and Air Conditioning.
Coach Keith has joined the coaching staff of the Scorpion Wrestling Club this year after his son joined the team. Keith is a great addition and asset to the program.
Keith was a LHSAA Division 1 State Champion and received the Outstanding Wrestler (OW) award for the tournament. Coach Keith was also a Team USA member and represented the US in international competition in Finland, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Keith owns and operates his dental practice in Metairie and volunteers his time with the SWC in the evenings.
Meet The Coaching Staff
Coach Desmond is in his third year coaching with the Scorpion Wrestling Club. His dedication to give back to the next generation comes from his experience as a wrestler for Archbishop Rummel High School where he competed under Coach Pat and Coach Jerry. Desmond wrestled for 5 years and finished as a varsity letterman graduating in 2006.
Desmond was member of the Scorpion Wrestling Club, Archbishop Rummel High School, and Team Louisiana national team and wrestled in local and national competition.
Coach Desmond is a graduate of LSU and UNO, where he received a degree in Business Management and master's degree in Business Administration, respectively.
Coach Scott also began coaching this year after his son joined the Scorpion Wrestling Club. Scott was a teammate of Coach Pat at Archbishop Rummel High School under the instruction of Coach Jerry. Coach Scott was a LHSAA Division 1 State place winner and wrestled Freestyle and Greco-Roman for Team Louisiana in national competition.
Coach Preston has coached high school and youth wrestling for over 10 years. He was a LHSAA Division 1 state place winner while at Archbishop Rummel High School under the instruction of Coach Jerry. Coach Preston also wrestled Freestyle and Greco-Roman for Team Louisiana in national competition. He is a graduate of Tulane University and is the CFO of Cory, Tucker, and Larrowe, Inc.
Coach Arnaldo has also returned to wrestling after many years. He is a former wrestler with Riverdale High School and joins Coach Keith, Scott, and Pat as parent/coaches to a second generation of wrestlers.