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Coach Thomas Williams is a native of San Dimas, Calif., where he was a three-time state placer winner and state champion.
He capped off an impressive high school career with a Senior National second-place finish and becoming a double All-America honoree in Freestyle and Greco at Fargo. Thomas was ranked the No. 1 at 119 pounds in the United States and selected to be a member of the 2008 USA Dream team and Dapper Dan Classic.
After high school Thomas signed a scholarship to wrestle at NCAA Div. I American University for Mark Cody and Teague Moore. He was a four-year starter for them at 125 pounds. During his career he was a two-time EIWA place winner and two-time NCWA Academic All-American.
Thomas finished up at American with two Bachelor degrees one in International Service and Business.
Asst. Wrestling Coach
Dustin Barlett is a Atchison native. He was a two time Kansas State Placer having placed fifth and second for Atchison HS at the Class 4A State Championship Tournament.
During that time as a Redman, Dustin also set the school record for career wins and also excelled on the football field and baseball field.
After his time at AHS Dustin signed a football scholarship for Coffeyville Community College where he helped lead the team to an impressive playoff run. After one season at Coffeyville, Dustin transferred to Pittsburg State where he also played football.
Dustin graduated from Pitt State with a degree in Business. He currently resides in Atchison with his fiancée Abbey.