Coaches

Head Coach: Buck McLamb, a coach in school and club settings, comes with experience from Cornell University as Heavyweight,  2000-2003. He is a one-time runner-up in Texas State Championships as a freshman, a three-time Texas State champion, a four-time high school All-American and was a member of the 1999 High School USA Dream Team.                     

“You have to go to dark places to be successful.” -Mark Perry


Manager / Assistant Coach – Sean Rill, one of the original founders of PitBull Wrestling, is the manager of the day to day operations of the club. Attending Penn State University, his aspirations for the youth athletes in the club match the prestigious achievements from his experience and background distinguished by Penn State.

USAW Copper and Bronze level certified coach

“When my wrestler’s got their hands raised, I jumped for joy!” -Dan Gable


Assistant Coach – Mitch Royer, wrestled 171 LB weight class at Northwood High School in Nappanee, Indiana. A graduate of Indiana University. Currently, owner and operator of Craftsmen Events in Austin, Texas. He has been a teacher, coach, and pastor for over a decade.                                                                                                                                                                

“Every day I turned a “you can’t” into a “you can.”  –Rulon Gardner


Assistant Coach – Mondo Merenco, is a strong technician willing to work with any youth athlete willing to learn. Coach Mondo began coaching youth wrestling for the Veritas Academy in 2018 and we are happy to have him as part of the PitBull family.                                                                                                                                                             

“The only thing you deserve is what you earn!” -Terry Brands


Junior Coach – Seth Rill, with 7 years of wrestling experience, completed coaching and officiating certifications in 2018. He placed at Texas State Championships and holds multiple National Championship positions and medals. He is a 3rd year Dripping Springs High School varsity wrestler.

USAW Bronze level certified coach – See Seth in Action

“I shoot, I score. He shoots, I score.” -Dan Gable


Junior Coach – Alec Rill, with 7 years wrestling experience, completed coaching and officiating certifications in 2018. He is a 2-time State Champion in Freestyle /Greco-Roman, holds 3 Texas State Championships placements in Folk style, placed 3 times in Houston Nationals Championships, and is a runner-up in both Heart of Texas National Championships and Lone Star Championships. Alec is a freshman varsity wrestler at Dripping Springs High school.

USAW Bronze level certified coach – See Alec in Action

“Anyone can wrestle until they are tired.” -Cael Sanderson