Sacramento City College coach Dave Pacheco has spent almost 30 years as the head coach at the California community college. As college wrestling season looms for the 20 junior college programs in California, it's time for a refresher on one of the most unique wrestling divisions in the country.
A product of the California Community College system before finishing his career at Idaho State, Pacheco has put dozens upon dozens of wrestlers into four-year programs around the country.
Dave Pacheco answers these questions and more on Episode 92 of the Short Time Podcast:
- What are some of the benefits for the California Community College system.
- How's the funding work with most schools?
- You guys are a one-semester sport with being the only collegiate wrestling action in the months of September and October. Why do you like that format?
- You can now enter more than 10 wrestlers into the postseason.. Where did that concept evolve?
- There's some real quality coaches in the league, what's one thing people might not know about some of your fellow coaches.
- There have been Olympians in the CACC. Heath Sims made a Greco-Roman Olympic Team for the US, while recently Jesse Ruiz represented Mexico. What's it mean for those programs to have guys do big things.
- You've been a regular attendee at the NWCA Convention. What can coaches at the California level benefit from?