After 15 years of being an assistant wrestling coach, Luis Meza will assume the duties as Delta High School’s head wrestling coach when the new school year begins. Meza, a graduate of Hotchkiss High School, wrestled for Chuck Pipher and was a two-time state qualifier for the Bulldogs.
Meza, who teaches Spanish at DHS, is excited to have an opportunity to be the new wrestling coach for Delta. Even though the Panthers did not send a wrestler to state this past year (the first time that has happened), Meza has set goals he believes are attainable.
When asked about his goals, Meza said what all coaches say, “We all want to win a state title. I want to bring enthusiasm to the program with a philosophy that you gotta make it fun!”
Knowing wrestling, like so many other athletic sports, often is a grind that needs a tempering of hard work and compassion to be effective. Meza plans to work closely with former DHS head coach Clayton Curtis, who is transferring to Delta Middle School where he will teach and coach wrestling.
As a new wrestling season nears, more information about Meza will be forthcoming.