Nazareth Blue Eagle
Nicolino Sevi enters his second year on the Blue Eagles Staff. 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. Last season, he was instrumental in preparing Travis Stefanik for his incredible state championship run. Nic is currently attending Northampton Community College.
Nazareth Wrestling Coaching Staff
Steve begins his 2nd year on 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 biology, anatomy, & sports medicine at Paramus High School in New Jersey.
Entering his 8th year coaching at Nazareth, 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 9th & 11th grade English at Northampton High School. The 2nd of two coaches to get married this summer. Joe is now married to the former Sara McCrobie.
Derek is entering his 10th 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. One of two Nazareth coaches to tie the knot this summer. Derek married the former Ashlee Ferraina this past summer.
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 24th 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, 2006, 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; 84 State Place Winners; 67 Regional Champions; 80 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
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