Coaching StaffMeet the team and learn about our approach to coaching a champion wrestling team.
The Yorktown Coaching Philosophy
We approach coaching with the belief that wrestling teaches young men and women the skills necessary to succeed in life. Wrestling is a sport that prepares student athletes for lifelong success by building character through hard work. Our staff coaches intentionally with the following things in mind:
- Success follows hard work.
- Success follows discipline.
- Success requires long-term planning.
- Success requires strategic thinking (“wrestling is a thinking game”).
- Persisting through adversity and failure, regardless of the outcome of a match.
Meet the Coaching Staff
Andrew Adams, Head Coach
Coach Adams is a native of Maplewood, New Jersey. He began wrestling at the age of 12 at Peak Wrestling Club and Cougar Rec Team and continued wrestling through high school. He finished his high school career tying his schools all career wins record. He went on to wrestle on the club team at James Madison University. Andrew first joined the Yorktown coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2016, and accepted the role of head coach in 2019. During his first year as head coach the team won the Arlington County Tournament, won the District Tournament for the first time since 2001, sent 11 wrestlers to Regionals and two to States. He was recognized as Coach of the Year by the district for the 2019-2020 season. Andrew is also the head coach for the Yorktown JV Soccer Team.
Amy Marlow, Director of Wrestling Operations
Amy is a native of Arlington, Virginia and a graduate of Yorktown High School. She assists the team with logistics, communications and community engagement. Amy has a professional background of 10+ years of nonprofit fundraising, communications and event planning. She values the opportunity to use her skills and experience to support student athletes at her former high school. Amy also serves as the Treasurer of Fairfax County NAACP. She works with her husband, Will, for their digital advertising agency. She is a graduate of The College of Wooster, Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude.
Will Marlow, Assistant Coach
Coach Marlow is a native of Arlington, Virginia and wrestled for Yorktown High School from 1998 – 2001. He was four time varsity, three time District Champion, two time state qualifier and placed third in the state during his senior year. Will was an assistant coach at Yorktown from 2005-2006 and resumed coaching in 2019. Will is also the founder of the Will Marlow Agency, a 10-person digital ad agency with offices in Falls Church, Vermont, and Serbia. Previously, he founded a software company that helped universities raise money online, and before that he was the Press Secretary for two Members of Congress. He graduated with honors from the College of William & Mary.