Dan Scanlan

Coach, Founder
Brief info

As a coach, he has produced 7 Virginia state championships and over 10 state placewinners. Scanlan Wrestling Academy has a private continuing education program for our coaches which Coach Dan has attended. This includes spending 5 days with current Iowa State University coaching staff and ISU championship wrestling alumni.

Having wrestled since age 6, Coach Dan has almost 20 years of competitive experience and over 12 years of coaching experience. As a competitor, his accomplishments include the following:

  • 4x Youth MAWA National Placewinner
  • 2003 AA Virginia State Champion (160)
  • 2004 AA Virginia State Champion (171)
  • 2003 Super 32 Finalist
  • Ranked top 8 in the country (High School) 3 years in a row (6th, 6th, 8th) by “Wrestle USA”
  • 2008 NCAA D2 National Champion
  • 2011 Freestyle All-American
  • 2012 NCAA D2 Finalist
  • Combined High School and College win percentage: 96%