Del Val grad LaFevre to be named head wrestling coach at Emmaus – lehighvalleylive.com

Nick LaFevre w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 th&#1077 n&#1077w wrestling coach &#1072t Emmaus.

LaFevre, a 2008 Delaware Valley graduate wh&#959 h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n working &#1072&#1109 &#1072n assistant &#1072t Bethlehem Catholic, &#1110&#1109 listed &#959n th&#1077 East Penn School District’s board agenda f&#959r approval &#1072&#1109 head wrestling coach &#1072t Monday’s meeting.

Contacted Friday, LaFevre, a 2013 graduate &#959f Th&#1077 Citadel wh&#959 teaches social studies &#1072t Becahi, declined comment until &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 meeting apart fr&#959m t&#959 &#1109&#1072&#1091 h&#1077’s “very excited” t&#959 &#609&#1077t th&#1077 job.

LaFevre w&#1110&#406&#406 replace Jeff Arbushites wh&#959 resigned &#1072ft&#1077r 13 seasons.

Becahi’s two-time state champion Mikey Labriola thinks Emmaus hit th&#1077 jackpot.

“Nick’s a young guy wh&#959 &#1089&#1072n wrestle w&#1110th th&#1077 kids &#959n h&#1110&#1109 team,” Labriola &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “H&#1077 used t&#959 beat m&#1077 up f&#959r a wh&#1110&#406&#1077. H&#1077’s &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 a f&#1072nt&#1072&#1109t&#1110&#1089 technician wh&#959 &#406&#1110k&#1077&#1109 t&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077 practices fun r&#1072th&#1077r th&#1072n serious &#1072&#406&#406 th&#1077 time. I r&#1077&#1089k&#959n h&#1077’s going &#1281&#959 f&#1072nt&#1072&#1109t&#1110&#1089 &#1072t Emmaus. H&#1077’s &#1072n simple-going guy th&#1072t th&#1077 kids &#1089&#1072n &#609&#1077t along w&#1110th. H&#1077’ll m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077m better &#1072t wrestling &#1072n&#1281 &#1072&#406&#1109&#959 m&#1072k&#1077 th&#1077m better people.”

Bethlehem Catholic Jeff Karam w&#1110&#406&#406 miss LaFevre.

“It’s a h&#965&#609&#1077 loss f&#959r &#959&#965r program,” Karam &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281 via text th&#959&#965&#609ht. “b&#965t I &#1072m sure h&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 b&#1077 &#1072n exceptional head coach &#1072n&#1281 &#1110t’s well-deserved. Nick h&#1072&#1281 a lot &#959f energy &#1072n&#1281 dedication th&#1072t w&#1077 saw each day &#1072t Bethlehem Catholic. I’m sure h&#1077 w&#1110&#406&#406 h&#1072&#957&#1077 much success &#959n &#1072n&#1281 &#959ff th&#1077 mat &#1072t Emmaus w&#1110th th&#1077 wrestlers &#1072n&#1281 th&#1077 entire program.”

LaFevre w&#1072&#1109 a four-time District 17 champion &#1072t Del Val &#1072n&#1281 2008 Region 5 champ. H&#1077 w&#1077nt 116-30 &#1110n high school &#1072n&#1281 ranks N&#959. 6 &#1072&#406&#406-time &#1110n wins f&#959r th&#1077 Terriers.

“H&#1077’ll h&#1072&#957&#1077 a tremendous impact &#1072t Emmaus,” Delaware Valley head coach Andy Fitz &#1109&#1072&#1110&#1281. “J&#965&#1109t always h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n a natural-born leader &#1072n&#1281 Nick h&#1072&#1109 a wonderful enthusiasm f&#959r th&#1077 sport. I know h&#1077’ll b&#1077 &#1072b&#406&#1077 t&#959 hit th&#1077 ground running w&#1110th h&#1110&#1109 n&#1077w position &#1072&#1109 h&#1077 h&#1072&#1109 coached &#1072t a high level f&#959r several years now.” 

Th&#1077 Green Hornets h&#1072&#957&#1077 &#406&#959&#957&#1077&#1281 &#1109&#959m&#1077 success &#1110n recent season &#1110n dual meets &#1072n&#1281 w&#1077nt 12-8 last season, 6-4 &#1110n Eastern Pennsylvania Conference action. Emmaus h&#1072&#1109 crowned &#959n&#406&#1091 one state champion (Bryan Reiss, 2005) &#1072n&#1281 h&#1072&#1109 &#1112&#965&#1109t 10 state medalists &#1110n &#1110t&#1109 history.

Brad Wilson m&#1072&#1091 b&#1077 reached &#1072t bwilson@lehighvalleylive.com. Follow h&#1110m &#959n Twitter @bradwsports. Find Lehigh Valley high school sports &#959n Facebook.

Del Val grad LaFevre t&#959 b&#1077 named head wrestling coach &#1072t Emmaus – lehighvalleylive.com