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Wrestling Head Coach Paul Grinups

Mr. Grinups was the Virginia state champ at Westfield High School and wrestled at Virginia Tech. He served as an assistant coach at Christiansburg and Westfield High Schools before coming to Loudoun County.  Mr. Grinups opened Rock Ridge HS as a social studies teacher and built its wrestling program as the varsity head coach.  In three years, they were two-time Conference Duals Champs and Conference Tournament Champs; he was LoCo Sports Coach of the Year and two-time Rock Ridge Coach of the Year, helping to lay the foundation for Rock Ridge to win Regionals, Top 10 in states, and first individual state champion.  He has spent the past two years at Tuscarora High School as the Assistant Athletic Director and is excited to get back in the classroom and the mat room to help impact kids every day.