Head Coach/ Program Director:
Brian Michael Krenzelak is the Director of Wrestling With Virtue. Brian
was raised in Western Pennsylvania and graduated from Canon McMillan School
District where he has coached wrestling for over 26 years.
He was the 2023 Section, WPIAL AAA HS Coach of the Year and 2018 Section, WPIAL, and Pennsylvania State Junior High Coach of the Year,
voted by his peers.
He has coached youth, junior high and high school levels in all 3 styles: Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco Roman.
He has coached Team PA at many National level events including at the Fargo Freestyle/ Greco Roman Nationals.
He has 30 wins at the HS Level the last two years. His team has won the Section Title both years and won the 2023 WPIAL Title. His team also took 4th in the State in 2023. He has coached 5 Section Champs, 1 WPIAL Champ, 4 State Place winners including 2 State Finalist. His girls High School Team has won the Region 2 years in a row, they have placed 3rd and 1st in the State. They have had 4 regional Champs, 10 State Place Winners, 4 State Finalist and 1 State Champion. His coaching record at the junior high level in 21 years is 276 Wins 18 losses; 18X Section Champ Titles.
There have been 28 PJW State Champs come through his program, including a 3X PA female State Champ.
More than 80% or more of his students are on the honor roll, often tutoring during practice time.
Canon McMillan High School had a streak where they did not lose a Section match from 2001 - 2020 totaling 133 consecutive wins, Coach Krenzelak's first year at the junior high was 2001.
The school has been wrestling team state champs 5X, WPIAL Champs 4X, WPIAL runner up's 4X during this period.
The school has also had 12 PA individual State Champs in this time.
One wrestler has been named the PIAA Tournament Outstanding Wrestler in 2019.
He also coached Canon McMillan junior high soccer from 2005 - 2010.
These teams went on to win the schools first soccer WPIAL championships in 2012 and 2015!
Of his many wrestling students, one Texas High School State Champ has come through his program also.
And former Students have earned scholarships to Stanford, Cornell, Penn State, Cal Poly, North Carolina, Purdue, West Virginia, Pitt, VA Tech, Tennessee-Chatanooga, UPJ and many more. Two former students are currently playing in the NFL. One former student became a Pro Baseball Player; and two former students are Pro Soccer players.
He is married with 3 children, one college graduate, one in college and an 15 year old still at home.
He is a Reader and Sexton at All Saints Greek Orthodox Church in Canonsburg.
He makes pilgrimages to many Christian sites including the Holy Mountain, Turkey and Greece and visits Churches and Monasteries all throughout America.
He since 2008 is a USA Wrestling Bronze and Copper Certified Coach having completed the National Coaches Education Program.
He is a USA Wrestling Current Coach Member having completed background checks and SafeSport training.
The Wrestling With Virtue program is a USA Wrestling Chartered Club id#2000039902.