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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


Mr. Merrigan is the current head coach of the Wrestling team at Spotswood High School. He has been part of the Spotswood Wrestling program for the past four years. Mr. Merrigan has been involved in the sport of wrestling since 1994 as a wrestler and coach. Following high school, he continued his participation in the sport on the collegiate level training for club and intramural teams.

Mr. Merrigan's coaching experience covers all different ages and levels of competition. He has worked on the local and recreation level with the East Brunswick Wrestling Club. In addition, he coached at Churchill Junior High School in East Brunswick for four years. Prior to his tenure at Spotswood, he served as a head coach for Hamilton West High School wrestling team. Coaching has always been an important part of Mr. Merrigan's life. He has also held coaching positions in track and baseball.