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D1 Elite's Coaching Team

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Jennifer Smith

Club President & Coach

Head Coach Elizabeth City Middle School

Coach Smith is currently the Head Coach at ECMS and one of the first female wrestlers on record in NC as well as the first female wrestler at ECMS, and NHS. Coach Smith brings over 20 years of coaching experience including: 

  • 2 Time 3rd Place NHS Conference Champion

  • 4 Time Junior Olympic State Champion (boys division)

  • 2 Time Freestyle State Champion 

  • Southern Nationals men's Collegiate Champion


Eric Fazekas


Assistant Coach at Northeastern High School

Bio coming soon!

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Dustin Ohler


Head Coach Girls Team and Assistant Coach Boys Team at Pasquotank High School

Originally from Fort Walton Beach, FL, Dustin is a retired member of the Armed Forces after spending 6 years in the Air Force and 15 years in the Coast Guard. Coach Ohler brings with him over 20 years of coaching experience that followed 4 varsity years of wrestling at Fort Walton Beach High School. He has coached programs and clubs in Florida, Arkansas, Alaska, and North Carolina. Coach Ohler is currently the Assistant Boys' Wrestling Coach at Pasquotank County High School and Pasquotank County High School Girls' Wrestling Head Coach. Experience includes:

  • Little Rock Wrestling Club – 2003-2005

  • Assistant Coach, Clearwater High School, Clearwater FL – 2007-2011

  • Assistant Coach, Pasquotank County High School – 2011-2017, 2022-Present

  • Assistant Coach, Kodiak High School, Kodiak AK – 2017-2020

  • Assistant Coach, Northeastern High School – 2021-2022

  • Pasquotank Wrestling Club Coach – 2015-2017, 2020-2022

  • Head Coach Girls Wrestling, Pasquotank County High – Presently

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Wayne Norton II


Head Coach at Pasquotank High School

Wayne Norton II is an American former folkstyle and freestyle wrestler who is the current Head Coach of the Pasquotank County High School wrestling team. As a wrestler, starting in 1999 at Larkspur Middle school in Virginia Beach, VA, he compiled a record of 20-1 as an 8th grader finishing the season as Conference Champion and his only defeat in the semi-finals at the Virginia State tournament
where he finished 3rd. He would later move his wrestling career to Elizabeth City, NC where he starred at Pasquotank County High School as a 4 year Captain, 3x Conference Champion, 1x Regional Champion, 4x State Qualifier, 3x State placer, 2x runner up while compiling over 100 career wins finishing his high school career as one of the most decorated wrestlers coming out of Pasquotank County High School when he graduated in 2004. He would continue his wrestling career while joining the US Navy, he would accept an invite to join the All-Navy wrestling team. After his release from active duty after 16 years of naval service he has returned to his roots at Pasquotank County High School where he is starting his third year as head wrestling coach.


Johnny Jones

Head Coach

Coach Jones brings a wealth of coaching experience including coaching the '96 Olympic Wrestling team, the Junior Olympic team of EC and served as coach of NHS and RRMS. Voted both High School and Middle School Wrestling Coach of the year, his credentials include:

  • 2 Time Junior Olympic State Champion

  • 5th In the State Junior year 

  • 9th in the Nation


Larenzo King


Head Coach at Northeastern High School

Bio coming soon!


Eddie Sawyer


Head Coach at River Road Middle School

Head Coach at River Road Middle School since 2017, Coach Sawyer brings an impressive wealth of experience (and wins!) to D1 Elite Club members including:

  • 2007 - 2010 Northeastern High School Head Coach

  • 2017-present -River Road Middle School Head Coach

  • 3 Time NC MS State Champion

  • 33 Time NC/VA AAU State Champ Folk Style

  • 18 Time NC/VA USA State Champ Freestyle

  • 10 Time National Champion

  • 13 Time All American

  • 2 Time Ohio (TOC) champion

  • 2 Time NC High School State Champion

  • 1 Time MOW

  • 3 Time NHSCA National Champion

  • 2 Time Fargo Freestyle Champion

  • 1 Time World of Wrestling Champion

  • Overall Record 1871–91

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