Head Coach: Jimmy Metzinger
Coach Metzinger enters his fourth year as head wrestling coach at Manteo High School. He graduated from Bunn High School in 2005 where he was an All-Conference performer in wrestling and baseball. Beginning his wrestling career as a freshman he wrestled a wide range of weight classes through his career (140, 145, 160, 189). Metzinger was a 2A east regional qualifier his Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years and was a state qualifier as a Senior in the 189 lb weight class. He finished his career with an 85-67 record after finishing his senior year at 37-7. Metzinger finished his wrestling career with 448 team points, 57 career falls (30 his senior year), 84 takedowns, and 73 reversals.
Following high school Metzinger went on to play collegiate baseball at Barton College where he earned Bachelor degrees in Business Management and Mathematics graduating in 2009. In 2010 Metzinger obtained the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and obtained Titleist Performance Institute’s certification as a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. In 2011 Metzinger earned a Master of Science Degree in Biomechanics from East Carolina University.
Assistant Coach: Nicholas Fertal
Born and raised in Alexandria, VA
Graduated from MT Vernon High School class of 96
Wrestled 103, 112, 119, 130 lbs weight class’s
Enlisted into the United States Coast Guard after graduating high school in 1996.
Is still currently serving just passing 20 years in October with the USCG Maritime Security Response Team Tactical Delivery Team out of Chesapeake, VA.
Enters his second year as an assistant coach at Manteo High.
Assistant Coach: Casey Winstead
Coach Casey Winstead enters his fourth year as an assistant wrestling coach at MHS.