Wrestling Coach

Doug Goodale of Morristown is an accomplished athlete, coach, and competitor.  Goodale was awarded the Boston Globe All-Scholastic Award his senior year in high school at Thayer Academy after winning the 1996 Bay State Games, the Interscholastic League Championship, and the New England Wrestling Championship at the 135 lb weight-class.  Along with being a strong wrestler, he was named All-New England in Cross Country for placing seventh in the New England Independent School Championships.  In college, Goodale wrestled at the Division I level at Franklin and Marshall College and started hid first two years.  Doug Goodale’s passion for athletics did not end with his college career – he has coached at The Fay School in Massachusetts, the Canterbury School in Connecticut, and Delbarton School in New Jersey.  From 2002 to 2014, Doug Goodale of Morristown coached wrestling, cross country, track, and rugby. At Fay School, Goodale coached an undefeated team as his first year as a head coach.  At Canterbury School, he coached three All-American wrestlers, and helped Canterbury place 3rd in New England Championships, the highest the team has ever placed it reached in the tournament.  At Delbarton, he assisted and helped the team become a dynasty.  Before arriving the team had stand out individuals, but had not had a winning season in eight years.  In his first year, the team achieved a winning season, and in his third year, the wrestling team won its first county championship in 20 years.  Goodale was privileged to see two of his wrestlers, Sean Bilodeau and Devon Gobbo, win National Championships.  Several others were All-American and went on to compete at the Division 1 level.

Since college, Goodale has competed the New York City, Philadelphia, and Marine Corps Marathons.  In 2012 he completed his first Ironman competition in Cozumel, Mexico.  Goodale was coached by the four time Olympic coach Jim Peckham, from whom he learned a great deal of lessons about the value of mental toughness and the importance of goal setting.

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