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2013-2014 Coaching Staff

Pictured from Left to Right: Assistant Coach Derek Deutsch, Assistant Coach Joe Provini, Assistant Coach Adam Colombo, Head Coach Dave Crowell, Assistant Coach Tim Murphy Missing from Photo: Assistant Coach David Crowell

Head Coach: Mr. Dave Crowell

Email: CoachCrowell@NazarethWrestling.com

Crowell's Quick Facts
Full Name:  David Allen Crowell
Born:  December 19, 1953
Hometown:  Corry, PA
High School:  Corry Area
Alma Mater:  Lock Haven University, '75 (B.S. in  Health, Physical Education & Recreation)
Wrestling Career:  2-time PSAC place winner
Married:  to the former Jackie Ciccarelli, graduate of Chestnut Hill College
Children: Sons,  David and Colin; daughters:  Casey and Michelle
Coaching Career:  Assistant Coach, Lock Haven University, 1975-76; Assistant Coach, Easton Area High School, 1976-77;  Head Coach, Easton Area High School, 1977-84;  Head Coach, Wilson Area High School, 1992-03;  Head Coach, Nazareth Area High School, 2003-present.  Also coached football at Easton for 4 years.
Assisted Under:  Dr. Kenneth Cox / Lock Haven University (1975-76); Bob Zarbatany / Easton Area H.S. (1976-77)
Accolades:  Five times named Pennsylvania State Coach of the Year (1981, 1983, 2001, 2002, 2007);  NWCA National Coach of the Year in 2007; NWCA State Coach of the Year in 2007;  NHSCA National Coach of the Year in 2001;  Nine times named District Coach of the year;  Inducted into PA Wrestling Coaches Association State Hall of Fame in 2006;  District XI Wrestling Hall of Fame;  Teams have won five District XI Wrestling Sportsmanship Awards (voted by referees).  To be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in April 2014.

Team Championships:  Five individual state tournament championships (1981, 1983, 2002, 2003, 2007);  Three dual meet state championships (2001, 2002, 2007);  Eleven district tournament titles;  Six district dual meet titles;  Fourteen conference/league titles.
Individual Championships: 16 state champions;  72 state place winners;  53 regional champions;  67 district champions
State Milestones Set:  Currently the only wrestling coach in Pennsylvania to:  Coach at least one state champion at three different school;  Win at least one state individual tournament at three different schools;  Win at least one state team tournament at two different schools;  Be voted state coach of the year five different times;  Be voted state Coach of the Year while coaching at three different schools; Be voted state Coach of the Year in both the AAA and AA divisions. 

Educating Coaches:  National Wrestling Coaches Association Coaching Development Consultant.  Member of the NWCA's Board of Directors.  PA Wrestling Coaches Association Convention Committee.  "Dave Crowell's Winning Wrestling System" providing individualized seminars, clinics, and consultations for coaches and clinics/training for athletes.  "Excellence in Coaching Consultations and Coaching Education Programs" for coaches of all sports.

Crowell's Coaching Records

Year School Record Championships
1977-78 Easton 17-0 East Penn Conference
1978-79  Easton 16-1
1979-80 Easton 16-1 East Penn Conference, District Tourney
1980-81 Easton 19-0 East Penn Conference, District Tourney, State Tourney
1981-82 Easton 11-4
1982-83 Easton 15-1 East Penn Conference, District Tourney, Regional Tourney, State Tourney
1983-84 Easton 11-6-1 District Tourney
1992-93 Wilson 16-6
1993-94 Wilson 11-10
1994-95 Wilson 17-4 Colonial League
1995-96 Wilson 16-5 District Duals
1996-97 Wilson 17-2 Colonial League, District Duals, District Tourney, Regional Tourney
1997-98 Wilson 16-4 Regional Tourney
1998-99 Wilson 10-5
1999-00 Wilson 13-2 Colonial League
2000-01 Wilson 20-1 Colonial League, District Duals, District Tourney, Regional Tourney, State Duals
2001-02 Wilson 19-2 Colonial League, District Duals, District Tourney, Regional Tourney, State Duals, State Tourney
2002-03 Wilson 15-4 Colonial League, District Duals, District Tourney, State Tourney
2003-04 Nazareth 13-6
2004-05 Nazareth 18-6
2005-06 Nazareth 22-2 Lehigh Valley Conference, District Duals, District Tourney, Regional Tourney, State Tourney
2006-07 Nazareth 22-2 Lehigh Valley Conference, District Tourney, Regional Tourney, State Duals
2007-08 Nazareth 17-8  
2008-09 Nazareth 6-8  
2009-2010 Nazareth 13-2 Lehigh Valley Conference
2010-2011 Nazareth 19-5  
2012-2013 Nazareth 13-7  
      Overall Record 424-111-1


 Varsity Assistants

Adam Colombo

A 1993 Nazareth graduate, Adam wrestled and coached under Ray Nunamaker.  He was a 1992 Christmas City Champion, 1993 District XI Champions, 1993 Northeast Regional Runner-Up, 1993 PIAA State Qualifier and Co-Captain his Senior year.  Adam attended Kutztown University and wrestled under Pat Tocci.  This will be his 20th year as Varsity Assistant Coach at Nazareth.  At the end of the 2004 season, Adam received the District XI Assistant Coach of the Year and Pennsylvania State Assistant Coach of the Year awards.  In 2007, Adam was named the NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year.

Derek Deutsch


Derek is entering his 6th season as assistant coach at Nazareth. He is a 2004 graduate of Nazareth High School, where he was a 2 year letter winner in wrestling.  In 2003, he qualified for the PIAA State Tournament.  His senior year was Dave Crowell's first as head coach of the Blue Eagles.  A serious elbow injury suffered at the Virginia Duals unfortunately brought his senior year of wrestling to a premature end.  Derek attended Shippensburg University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics in 2008.  He was a member of the Shippensburg wrestling team for two years.  Derek is currently teaching Algebra and Pre-Calculus at Nazareth High School.

Joe Provini

Joe is a 2003 graduate of Nazareth High School, where he was a 4 year varsity starter.  He was a 2003 District XI Champion, a 2003 Bethlehem Holiday Classic Runner-Up, and a 2002 PIAA State 6th Place Finisher medalist.  Joe compiled 103 career victoried and was named 2003 District XI Wrestling Scholar Athlete.  After high school, he attended Shippensburg University where he was a Division II National Qualifier.  Joe recently graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education Social Studies.  He is currently employed as an Associate Teacher by the Nazareth Area School District.

David Crowell



David is entering his third season as an assistant coach on the Blue Eagle coaching staff.  The son of head coach Dave Crowell, David is a 2007 NAHS graduate after transferring from Easton in the fall of 2005.  As a junior (his first year at Nazareth), he shocked wrestling fans by not only winning a District XI Championships after being seeded fourth, but by finishing a runner up at both the Northeast Regionals and the PIAA State Tournament.  A year later, David won a second District XI and Northeast Regional title and made a return trip to the PIAA State tournament where he lost a heart-breaker to the opponent he defeated in the Regional final.  Crowell was recruited to wrestle at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a starter as a true freshman.  He then transferred to Penn State University, where he would wrestle for the legendary Cael Sanderson.  David was a member of the NCAA Division 1 National Championship team.  David is currently employed by HealthQuest Fitness in Flemington, NJ as a Personal Trainer.

Tim Murphy


Tim Murphy is the latest welcomed addition to the coaching staff.  Tim graduated from Nazareth in 2009 where he was a District XI runner-up.  After graduation, Murphy was recruited to wrestle at Edinboro University.  He then transferred to Hofstra University where he competed for the Hofstra wrestling team.  Tim graduated in 2013 with a degree in marketing.  He is currently furthering his education by taking graduate level courses at Lehigh University.


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