Upper Arlington High School

Assistant Coach Steve Luke (left) and Head Coach Matt Stout (right) shout instructions at the Golden Bear Invitational on Dec 3rd, 2011.

Head Coach Matt Stout

Matt Stout became Upper Arlington High School’s 10th head wrestling coach in 2011. Coach Stout is a 1990 Upper Arlington graduate and was a four-year starter for the Golden Bears from 1987-90. During his four years at Upper Arlington, Coach Stout qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament four times and was the OHSAA State Runner-up at 103 lbs. in 1989. Upon graduation in 1990, Coach Stout ranked second in career wins at Upper Arlington and first in career takedowns, 3-point near falls, escapes, and technical falls. He was team captain as a junior and senior and named Ohio Capital Conference Ohio Division Wrestler of Year in 1990, after capping a four-year OCC dual meet run with a perfect 28-0 mark.

Coach Stout attended the University of Michigan where was a three-time letter-winner and team captain in 1994-95. He graduated from Michigan in 1995 with Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Coach Stout earned his JD/MBA degree from The Ohio State University in 1999. From 1996-99, Coach Stout served as a Varsity Assistant at Dublin Coffman High School. In 1999, he was named National Assistant Coach of the Year by USA Wrestling Magazine.

From 1999-2011, Coach Stout served as the Director of the Upper Arlington Mat Cubs Youth Wrestling Program. He also served as an Assistant Coach at Jones Middle School from 2008-2011.

Coach Stout is currently a partner in Public Finance at Bricker & Eckler LLP.

Assistant Coach Steve Luke

Steve Luke joined the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Coach Staff in 2011. Prior to joining the UAHS staff, Coach Luke was an Assistant Coach at Jones Middle school from 2009-11.

A three-time Big Ten Champion and three-time NCAA All-American, Coach Luke finished his senior campaign at the University of Michigan with a perfect 32-0 mark to claim the NCAA Championship at 174 lbs., capped by an 8-4 decision over Mike Miller of Central Michigan in the 174 lb. NCAA Championship match. For his efforts, he was named the University of Michigan’s 2009 Male Athlete of the Year, and was awarded the school’s 2009 Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor, an award given annually to a student in the graduating class of each university in the Big Ten Conference that has demonstrated proficiency in scholarship and athletics.

Coach Luke prepped at Massillon Perry High School where he was a three-time OHSAA State Champion and four-time OHSAA State Finalist. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2009 and is currently in Pharmacy School at The Ohio State University.

Assistant Coach Tom Trace

Tom Trace joined the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Coaching staff in 2011. Prior to joining the UAHS staff, Coach Trace was the head wrestling coach at Jones Middle School from 2008-11. Under Coach Trace’s guidance, Jones rebounded from an 0-8 dual meet record during the 2008-09 season to post an 8-4 overall mark in 2009-10, and a 10-2 dual meet record in 2010-11.

Coach Trace is a graduate of Whitehall Yearling High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Capital University, where he played defensive back on the varsity football team. He received his Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton.

In addition to his wrestling coaching duties, Coach Trace has been a member of the Upper Arlington High School Football staff since 1999. He teaches science at Jones Middle School and resides in UA with his wife, Sarah, and their six children: Amy, Betsy, Thomas, Julie, Katie, and Jack.

Assistant Coach Kevin Drake

Kevin Drake joined the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Coaching staff in 2011. Coach Drake is a 2009 Upper Arlington graduate and was a four-year starter for the Golden Bears from 2006-2009. During his four years at Upper Arlington, Coach Drake qualified for the OHSAA State Tournament three times and finished 4th at 145 lbs. at the 2009 OHSAA State Tournament. By finishing 4th at the 2009 OHSAA State Tournament, Coach Drake joined his father Jeff, who finished 2nd in 1980, as the only father-son state placer pair in Upper Arlington Wrestling history. In his career, Coach Drake set the school record for career wins (157) and single season wins (53), and career and single season takedowns.

Currently a fourth-year junior at The Ohio State University, Coach Drake was a member of the OSU Wrestling team from 2009-2011 before an injury cut short his career.

Assistant Coach Mike Fee

Mike Fee joined the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Coaching staff in 2011. Coach Fee is a 2009 graduate of Mentor Lake Catholic and was a four-year starter for the Cougars from 2006-2009. Coach Fee capped his career at Mentor Lake Catholic by finishing 2nd at 145 pounds at the 2009 OHSAA State Tournament.

Currently a fourth-year junior at The Ohio State University, Coach Fee was a member of the OSU Wrestling team from 2009-2011, and a varsity letter winner for the Wrestling Buckeyes in 2011 before an injury cut his career short.

Assistant Coach Scott Dorn

Scott Dorn joined the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Coaching staff in 2012.  Prior to joining the UAHS staff, Coach Dorn was a volunteer coach at Bexley High School in 2011.  He has been a head wrestling coach at two different high schools located in the states of Florida and Oregon from 2008-10.  In addition, Coach Dorn has also been a softball coach at the high school level.

Coach Dorn attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse where he was a NCAA All-American and Academic All-American. He graduated from UWL in 2007 with a dual degree in finance and economics.  Coach Dorn is currently an officer at Park National Bank.

Assistant Coach Matt Riebel

Dr. Matt Riebel joined the Upper Arlington High School Wrestling Coaching Staff in 2012.  Prior to joining the UAHS staff, Coach Riebel served as an assistant coach for Columbus Academy in 2011.

 Coach Riebel is a 1990 graduate of the former Worthington High School and was a three-year starter for the Cardinals from 1988-1990.  At Worthington, Coach Riebel qualified for the District Tournament twice and was elected as team captain as a senior.  In addition, he received awards for the most takedowns and technical falls on the varsity team during his senior campaign for the Cardinals.

 Coach Riebel attended Miami University and earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1994.  He received his M.D. from the Medical College of Ohio in 1999, and completed his post graduate degree in Urologic Surgery in 2005.   Coach Riebel is currently a Urologist in private practice with the Central Ohio Urology Group.

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