High School Wrestling
Assistant Wrestling Coach
Beachwood Alum and wrestling great, Kevin Lipp returns to his alma mater for his third season as Assistant wrestling Coach for the Beachwood Bison. Last season he was instrumental in leading the Bison to an 6th Place finish at the OHSAA State tournament. The team qualified four wrestlers to the State Tournament, Sammy Gross (1st), Ryan Harris (3rd), David Shapiro (3rd), and Grant Blumenthal (State Qualifier). Previously, he was the Head Wrestling Coach at Fuchs Mizrachi High School; Assistant Coach at W.H. Harrison High School in Lafayette, IN, and Assistant Coach for Beachwood Elite.
"Coaching is so much fun. I get the opportunity to give back to the Beachwood wrestling program. Beachwood wrestling made me who I am and shaped my life. Coaching allows me to teach young wrestlers all of the technique, training strategies, lessons of life that I learned during my years at Beachwood. I really enjoy coaching with Dugan and the rest of the staff. We have a great group of coaches and fun and tough kids that have lofty goals. I will do everything in my power to help these guys accomplish their dreams and goals” explains Kevin Lipp.
As an athlete, Kevin is regarded as Beachwood’s most accomplished wrestler in school history. As a freshman he won the State Championship at 112lbs, when he pinned two-time State Champion Braxton Scaletta in the finals. His sophomore and junior years he finished 3rd in the State at 119lbs and 135lbs, respectfully. At the conclusion of his junior year, he won the NHSCA Junior National Championships, which is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the Country. During his senior year Kevin was dominant as he capped off his career winning a State Championship at 140lbs and was voted the Division III Wrestler of the Year with a 39-1 record. He was a four time team MVP, two-time District Champion, four time member of Team Ohio’s National team and had a career record of 151-15, which is second on the All Time Beachwood win list. Kevin was also a member of the Cross Country and Boys Lacrosse teams. After graduating from Beachwood in 2006, Kevin continued his education and wrestling career at Purdue University.
Kevin is currently employed at Merit Brass, where he is a sales professional. During his free time he enjoys watching wrestling matches on flowrestling.org. His favorite television show is Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations and while his favorite book is Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk and his favorite quote is “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need Roads!”-Dr. Emmett Brown
He resides in Cleveland and remains very close with his mom and dad, Peggy and Alan Lipp and his brother and sister, Jordan and Ali.