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Spotswood High School

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Program Philosophy

The Spotswood Wrestling program seeks to establish a strong foundation where competition is encouraged and quality character is promoted. Wrestling is a physically and mentally challenging sport that requires dedication and determination. Athletes will be taught proper technique and endure physical training workouts. As a team, we will strive for greatness and overcome obstacles together. Individually, athletes will learn the importance of being part of a team and the individual responsibilities associated with it. As student-athletes, academics are the first priority; time management and accountability are vital characteristics to be a success. At Spotswood, we strive to build better athletes and productive citizens of the community.

Coaching Biography

Dan Krainski is entering his 9th year coaching at Spotswood High School. During his tenure at Spotswood, Coach Krainski has been a Head Boy’s Tennis Coach for 9 seasons, Head Wrestling Coach for 5 seasons, Head Girls’ Tennis Coach for 4 seasons, Head Middle School Wrestling Coach for 3 seasons and Assistant Football Coach for 4 seasons. In 2018, the Boy’s Tennis Team won the Blue Division title. As a Wrestling Coach, he was able to coach numerous county place winners, 2 district champions, multiple region qualifiers and one state qualifier in 2013. During his tenure with the football program, the Spotswood Chargers won 3 consecutive Blue Division titles.
His sports background began at Sayreville High School as a Football player, where he made the All-Division, All-GMC and All-Group teams. As a wrestler, he was a captain of his team along with a county and district place winner. He continued his athletic career at Montclair State where he played linebacker from 2004-2008.