Coaches

Our staff has diverse experience coaching and competing but shares a common goal – helping athletes learn important lessons that will help them succeed on the mat and in life. Our coaches have competed successfully at the high school, college and international level and coached numerous tournament, state and regional champions.
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JONATHAN DEUPREE is the head coach for the Casco Bay Elite program. He is also an assistant wrestling coach at the University of Southern Maine. Coach Deupree was a 2x Northeast Region Champion wrestling for the Huskies and a 2x NCAA tournament qualifier.

Daniel Del Gallo – is the University of Southern Maine 2017 NCAA  National Champion.  He is also an assistant wrestling coach at USM and the General Manager of Recon Fitness.

MIKE MORIN is the head wrestling coach at the University of Southern Maine. Coach Morin was a 2X NCAA All-American, 3X NCAA New England Champion, 3X NCAA National Qualifier, 2X NCAA Academic All-American, and recorded 131 Career NCAA Collegiate Wins.

PETER DELEV grew up in Bulgaria and attended the famous Vasil Levski sports school in Plovdiv. Coach Delev won a Greco Roman National Championship in Bulgaria and was ranked at the world level. He coaches wrestlers with the University of Southern Maine and Casco Bay Elite. Coach Delev is also the leader of our Bulgaria Wrestling & Cultural Exchange.

DAVID ELOWITCH is a founder and coach of the Portland Youth Wrestling program and has coached the Portland High School wrestling team for more than 12 seasons. He wrestled for the Bulldogs, placing third in the state his senior season. He continued wrestling after high school at the Div I level for the University of Pennsylvania. Coach Elowitch is a USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach.

TONY NAPOLITANO is a founder and coach of the Portland Youth Wrestling program and has coached the Portland High School wrestling team for more than 12  seasons. He wrestled for these same Bulldogs, winning a state championship in 1990. He then went on to wrestle for the United States Military Academy at West Point and, after that, the All-Army Greco-Roman and Freestyle team. Coach Napolitano is a USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach.

MIKE ARANGIO is a 3x MA sectional winner, 2x MA state finalist 1x MA state champion, 2010 MA national freestyle team member, 36-16 college record Universtiy of Southern Maine, Ted Reese Invitational champion. 3 years as Defensive Edge wrestling coach, two years as Scarborough peewee co-head coach, currently employed by Portland Recreation.