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Atlantic Coast Wrestling ClubThe Atlantic Coast Wrestling Club is focused on providing opportunities for boys and girls in kindergarten through 12th grades in Johnston County, Wake County, and the surrounding areas to excel in the sport of wrestling. We provide opportunities to train and compete in three styles of Wrestling: Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Whether your are a beginner or recreational wrestler, we can make you better at the sport of wrestling.



Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5:30pm




Elite Development Program

The Elite Development Program is designed to fuel the Olympic Dream for wrestlers grades 6-12 who consistently train and compete in Freestyle and/or Greco-Roman wrestling.


Participants will build on their existing knowledge of advanced wrestling techniques by committing themselves to drilling/position sparring, and competitive live wrestling. Each wrestler will achieve a higher level of mastery of the sport through: 1) exposure to techniques and training that are currently used at the elite levels of collegiate and international wrestling; 2) practices that are focused and challenging; and 3) immersion in an environment that will increase physical capabilities and competitive & mental toughness. These organized training sessions are focused on Freestyle wrestling technique, strategies, and tactics to prepare wrestlers for success at the numerous state, regional, national, and international competitions at the Cadet and Junior levels.


Recreational Development Program

The Recreational Development Program is designed for beginner wrestlers, grades K-12. It provides the fundementals of wrestling and the basic skills needed to build your wrestling foundation.

Participants will learn the basics to stance and position, takedowns and takedown defense  -  as well as various other foundation building techniques.





Mark Jahad


Mark wrestled four years at North Carolina State University in the 184-197lb division from 2005-2009. Mark was a member of the 2007 ACC Championship team at NCSU and finished 4th in the ACC Championship his senior season. Prior to NC State, Mark wrestled 3 years at Cary High School under Hall of Fame coach Jerry Winterton. He won the State Championship at 189 pounds as a senior in 2004-05 with a final record of 56-1 and was listed as one of the top senior 189-pounders in the country by Wrestling USA. He finished third in the state as a junior in 2003-04 with a 51-5 record, winning the regional championship en route to the state tournament. Mark was also a three-time all-conference selection. He finished with a three-year record of 155-22.


Dr. Fred Jahad

Dr. Jahad has coached wrestling all across the U.S. for the past 30 years. A Native of Iran, he won the National Championship in his native country before coming to the U.S.. Dr. Jahad attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville where he earned All-America honors his senior season. He also won the SEC championship twice during his college campaign. After graduation from UT, Dr. Jahad was the Assistant Coach at several Universities including N.C. State, Duke, Georgia, Clemson, and Purdue. Most recently, Dr. Jahad coached at the High School level for Chatham County school’s Jordan Matthews High School and Northwood High School. He has also coached at other High Schools in the area including Wake Forest High School, Southern Durham High School, Durham School of the Arts, and Fuquay-Varina High School.


For more information, please call (919)-622-6743 or stop by TFTC Academy any time.