Coach Schaefer will enter his third year as a coach with the West Jefferson wrestling program with 2014-15 being the first as the head coach. Prior to coaching at West Jefferson, Coach Schaefer was an assistant coach at Liberty Union and for seven years was the head coach of a club wrestling program in Dublin. Coach Schaefer has been recognized by USA Wrestling as a Bronze Level Coach and has participated in the Summer Coaches Study at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
Coach Schaefer obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Ohio Dominican University and his Master’s Degree from The Ohio State University. He is employed as a Business and Technology Teacher at West Jefferson High School. Coach Schaefer plans to relocate to West Jefferson this summer with his wife Julie, his daughter Mackenna and son Christopher. Coach Schaefer has an older daughter Morgan who lives in Arkansas.