Nazareth Blue Eagle
Nicolino Sevi joins the wrestling staff this year as a volunteer coach. Sevi is a 2014 graduate of Nazareth Area High School. An outstanding wrestler throughout his high school career, Nic truly came into his own during his senior season. His achievements as a senior include: season record of 45-4; Beast of the East place winner, District & Regional Champion; Most Falls in least time at Districts; PIAA Third Place Finisher (won 6 straight matches after losing in first round); Express-Times & Morning Call First Team Selection. Nic is currently attending Northampton Community College.
Zach Horan returns once again to the Nazareth, this time as a coach. Horan graduated from Nazareth in 2011 as one of the Blue Eagles all-time great wrestlers. Nazareth's only four-time state finalist, he finally achieved his goal of winning a PIAA State Championship his senior year after three runner-up finishes. Zach's 169 career wins ties him for the school record with Tim Darling. Zach had 83 career falls, was a four-time district & regional champion, a Beast of the East Champion, & competed in the Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic. Horan recently graduated from Central Michigan University, where he had an outstanding career which included being a four-time NCAA Tournament Qualifier.
Steve joins the Nazareth coaching staff with a wealth of knowledge as well as coaching experience. Klass graduated from Wilson Area High School in 1993, where he wrestled for Coach Crowell as a Senior. That year he completed his career as a NHSCA National Runner-Up. After an outstanding career at Bucknell University, Klass returned to his alma mater to not only teach but to be an assistant under Dave Crowell at Wilson. He remained as assistant coach at Wilson for 7 years. Steve then moved on to Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey where he was a teacher & coach. Steve moved on to Paramus High School where he was head coach for ten years as well as a teacher. He currently continues to teach at Paramus High School in New Jersey.
Joe is a 2003 graduate of Nazareth Area High School where he was a four -year starter. He was a 2003 District XI Champion, 2002 Bethlehem Holiday Classic Runner-up, and a 2002 PIAA State 6th place finisher. Joe compiled 103 career victories and was named District XI Wrestling's Scholar Athlete in 2003. He went on to wrestle at 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 teaching 7th grade English at Northampton Middle School.
Derek is entering his 9th year as an assistant coach. Derek is a 2004 graduate of Nazareth where he was a two year letter winner of the wrestling team. In 2003, Derek qualified for the PIAA State Tournament. Derek's senior year was Dave Crowell's first as head coach at Nazareth. Derek attended Shippensburg University where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics. He is currently a pre-calculus & AP Statistics teacher at Nazareth Area High School.
A 1993 Nazareth graduate, Adam wrestled and coached under legendary coach Ray Nunamaker. He was a 1992 Christmas City Champion, 1993 District XI Champion, 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 23rd year as Varsity Assistant Coach at Nazareth. He was named District XI Assistant Coach of the Year and Pennsylvania State Assistant Coach of the Year in 2004. In 2007, Adam was named NWCA Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2014, he was again named District XI Co-Assistant Coach of the Year (Tie with Brad Kleckner of Liberty) and Pennsylvania State Assistant Coach of the Year. Adam is the owner of Jetblack Driveway Service.
Crowell's Quick Facts
Coaching Career: Assistant Coach, Lock Haven University, 1975-76; Assistant Coach, Easton Area High School, 1976-77; Head Coach, Easton Area High School, 1977-1984; Head Coach, Wilson Area High School, 1992-03; Head Coach, Nazareth Area High School, 2003-present
Accolades: Six-time Pennsylvania State Coach of the Year (1981, 1983, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2017), NWCA National Coach of the Year in 2007; NHSCA National Coach of the Year in 2001; Twelve- Time District XI Coach of the Year; Member of the District XI Wrestling Hall of Fame; Member of the PA Wrestling Coaches Association State Hall of Fame; Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2014
Team Championships: Six PIAA Individual State Tournament Championships (1981, 1983, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2017); Four PIAA State Dual Meet Championships (2001, 2002, 2007, 2017); Eight District XI Team Championships (1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2014, 2017); Ten District XI Tournament Championships (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2014); Thirteen Conference/League Championships
Individual Championships: 20 State Champions; 83 State Place Winners; 63 Regional Champions; 77 District Champions
State Firsts: Currently the only wrestling coach in Pennsylvania wrestling history to accomplish the following:
- Coach at least one PIAA State Champion at 3 different schools
- Win at least one PIAA State Individual Tournament championship at 3 different schools
- Win at least one PIAA State Tournament championship at 2 different schools
- Be voted State Coach of the Year 5 different times
- Be voted State Coach of the Year at 3 different schools
- Be voted State Coach of the Year in both AA & AAA
Born: December 19, 1953
High School: Corry Area
Alma Mater: Lock Haven University, '75 (B.S. in Health, Physical Education & Recreation
Wrestling Career: 2-time PSAC Placewinner
Married: Former Jackie Ciccarelli
Children: Sons: David & Colin; Daughters: Michelle & Casey
High School Head Coach
Left to Right: Assistant Coach Shawn McEntire, Head Coach Mike Herceg, Assistant Coach Steve Rohn
2016 - 2017 Jr. High Coaching Staff
Left to Right: Assistant Coach Adam Colombo, Assistant Coach Joe Provini, Head Coach Dave Crowell, Assistant Coach Derek Deutsch, Trainer Chad Wentz
Missing From Photo : Steve Klass, Zach Horan, & Nicolino Sevi
2016 - 2017 HS Coaching Staff