Who We Are:
Our mission statement is simple, to make all of our athletes better in every way we can. Beginning with becoming better wrestlers, forging them into better leaders, and ultimately the best version of themselves they can be. Success on the mat is assured when you focus on success for life. Wrestling is an amazing sport, but it is an opportunity to become an amazing person as well. Thank you for joining us in this journey, we are thrilled to have you!
Centurion’s Head Coach, Pat Higgins. Member of four straight National Championship winning teams at Penn State. Coach Pat wrestled under the tutelage of some of the greatest coaches and athletes the sport has ever seen. Including National Champions, World Champions, and Olympic Champions. While at PSU Coach Pat learned a tremendous amount about the sport, life, and how to become elite at the sport, as well as life. Coach Pat discovered his love for coaching at PSU’s sport camps, where he loved seeing the athletes progress through out the camp and be excited to return the next year. Hoping to give back to the sport that gave him so much, Pat founded Centurion to advance the careers of his athletes as wrestlers and as people. He is excited to see where he can take Centurion. Coach Pat’s rules are simple, Score Points, Have fun, Be a Champion.
Coach Austin joined Coach Pat as an assistant coach at Woodstown Middle School during Coach Pat’s first year as a coach. During the Covid-19 Pandemic when athletes were allowed to begin practice again Coach Austin and Coach Pat created Centurion Wrestling to allow athletes the opportunity to begin training again despite the difficulties of the year. Coach Austin was a four year lettermen at Woodstown High School. His teams won the first division titles in school history, he competed twice at Beast of the East, one of the hardest in season tournaments in the country. He was a District finalist and Region qualifier. Coach Austin is a student of the sport and learns alongside our athletes. Coach Austin is a great addition to the club and we are proud to have him!
Coach Corey joins Centurion in an effort to give back to the sport and his own hometown of West Deptford where we practice two nights a week. Coach Corey ended his West Deptford career as arguably the high school’s best wrestler ever. He placed in the NJ State Championships twice, 7th as a Junior and 4th as a Senior. Complying a 124-17 record despite missing almost his entire Freshman season. He led his team to a South Jersey Group 2 title. In addition to these accolades, he was a 3x District Champion, a 2x Region Champion. Coach Corey is currently helping our club while also training to begin his MMA career, and working two jobs, so he is not stranger to hard work. A student of the sport and no stranger to adversity Coach Corey is most excited to help others use wrestling as a medium to improve their lives and help get them through tough times just as he did. We are excited and grateful to have him onboard and know that he will help generations of wrestlers from all over South Jersey!