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Jackson Elementary After-school Wrestling

We are excited to kickoff our afterschool program at Jackson Elementary School. This program is an extension of the North Atlanta High School program and is managed by coach Mike Hutchings, the Warrior wrestling head coach and coached by the Life University graduate assistant coaches. 

Prior to starting the program parents will need to click the above buttons: Waiver, USA Wrestling Membership and Payment. The waiver will need to be completed and submitted, each student will need a current USA Wrestling Membership and pay the monthly payment. 

The program is every Tuesday and Thursday after Labor Day from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. The cost of the program is $85 per month and proceeds will be used to support both North Atlanta High School wrestling and Life University wrestling. 

How to Register

Coaching Staff

1) Click on the "USA Wrestling Membership" link below. You will first need to get a membership here for liability coverage and secondary insurance coverage. The membership is active from August to August and allows members to compete in USA Wrestling sanctioned tournaments.


2) Once you have your USA Wrestling membership you will need to complete the SportsEngine registration below. This will allow us to collect the monthly $85 fee to wrestle. Your fees go directly into the North Atlanta High School Sports Booster Club account.  



3) You are all set to participate. It is recommended your child have a pair of wrestling shoe for the program, but it is not manditory. 

Life University's wrestling program will be providing the coaching for our afterschool program. These coaches have been part of Life's NAIA National Championship team. We are excided to welcome them to our youth program at Jackson Elementary this year.



Haynes returned to the Life University coaching staff for his second season in the Fall of 2021, after helping the team clinch its first ever national championship in his first year with the program.

Prior to landing at Life U, Haynes was an assistant coach at Grand View for seven seasons, taking part in seven NAIA Team National Championships and seven NWCA National Duals Championships. During his tenure at Grand View, he helped the team maintain an undefeated dual meet record for all seven seasons.

Before his coaching success, Haynes was successful on the mat, becoming a rare four-time All-American for Grand View as a student-athlete. His top finishes included a third-place in 2014 and fourth in 2013.


Matt McCutcheon

Matt McCutcheon is in his third year as a graduate assistant for Life University, coaching while pursuing his Doctor of Chiropractic.

As a student-athlete, McCutcheon was a successful, three-year starter for NCAA D1 powerhouse Penn State, earning three NCAA qualifier bids, three Big 10 Tournament placements and was part of four NCAA Team Championships.

He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2018.



Graduate Assistant at Life University

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