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Elkhart High School
2608 California Road
Elkhart, IN 46514

Zach Whickcar, Head Coach

Coach Whickcar 2023-24

The 2022 season will mark Zach Whickcar’s 11th year as a head wrestling coach in Elkhart. After starting his career with a win/loss record of 2-18, his teams went 62-18 in his final seven seasons. While leading Elkhart Central, Coach Whickcar’s wrestlers earned 16 Sectional titles, 8 Regional titles, and a Semi-State championship to go along with 7 State finals appearances and 5 State medalists. In 2017 he led Elkhart Central to their first team Sectional Championship in 27 years. In addition to the success his wrestlers have had on the mat, Coach Whickcar has also had 15 Academic All-State wrestlers.

Coach Whickcar is a 2006 graduate of Elkhart Central High School. He was a three year starter on the wrestling team where he was a Sectional and Regional Champion in 2005. He was also a two year starter on the Blazer football team where he was a 1st Team All Conference selection in 2004 and 2005 as well as an All State selection in 2005. Coach Whickcar attended Anderson University where he played football for two years until an injury forced him to hang up the cleats.

Coach Whickcar currently teaches Economics and US History for Elkhart High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Jessica Whickcar, in 2011. Together they have four beautiful children, Ella (age 9), Owen (age 7), Noah (age 3), and Ruth (age 2).