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Mountain View
High School

2351 Sunny Hill Rd
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
Phone: 678-407-7600

Jim  Gassman    Head Coach
Collins Hill 1996
University of Georgia BSEd
University of Alabama MA

Coach Gassman was a 4x All- Gwinnett County team selection in high school. He is a 4x County finalist and 2x County Champion. He won 4 Region Championships and was a 2x State Placer (3rd/5th).

At the University of Georgia, he competed in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association and won the 118lb National Championship in 1998.

He previously coached at Collins Hill and assisted the team in winning 6 State Championships while finishing in the top 3 in state for 7 years.

Coach Gassman started the Mtn View program in 2009 and has helped the Bears to 252 dual wins, 10 Region Championships and 8 State Trophies in the 12 years of the program. He was selected as the 2015 Gwinnett Daily Post Wrestling Coach of the Year and the GACA Region Coach of the Year in 2021.

In the 2020-21 season, the team finished as Region Dual Champions and Region Traditional Champtions. The team finished in the top 6 of the State Duals and finished 7th at the State Traditional Tournament. During the 12 seasons, 42 wrestlers have become state placers and have had 5 State Champions.

Coach Gassman is on the Atlanta Takedown Association Board, the Gwinnett County Takedown Club Board and the Georgia Wrestling Coaches Association Board.

Coach Gassman's wife's name is Monica and has two daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth .

Michael   Bowbliss    Assistant Coach
Meadowcreek 1993
Georgia Gwinnett College BSED

Coach Bowbliss was a four year letterman at Meadowcreek from 1990-1993. He helped the team to the county and region championships as well as multiple top-10 finishes by placing 4th and 2nd in the Georgia State Tournament. Bowbliss then went on to the Senior National Tournament where he was a quarterfinalist. Coach Bowbliss earned a wrestling scholarship to Georgia State University and was a varsity letterman there under Hall of Fame Coach Gary Kurdelmeier.

Coach Bowbliss coached at Collins Hill High School from 1997-2003 and helped the team to its first state championship in 2002.

Coach Bowbliss has been a wrestling and football coach at MV since 2015. He is a teacher in the Special Education Department.

He has also helped coach the Mtn View youth program over the past 11 years. The youth team has won the Gwinnett County Championship 3x , middle school team finished 5th in the state in 2014 and were Middle School State Champions in 2015.

He has three children : Anna, Lindsey and Michael.

Jerry  Hennebaul    Assistant Coach
Coach Hennebaul was a Georgia High School State Champion for Parkview High School and continued his wrestling career at the University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga. Coach Hennebaul comes from a wrestling family with a brother and father in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Coach Hennebaul has coached at many different levels and has led the youth programs at Mountain View over the past 10 years.

He has also helped coach the Mtn View youth program over the past 10 years. The youth team has won the Gwinnett County Championship 3x , middle school team finished 5th in the state in 2014 and were Middle School State Champions in 2015.

Coach Hennebaul is married to Amanda Hennebaul. He has 3 children, Luke, Maggie & Lex.

Alex   Paucar    Assistant Coach
Coach Paucar is returning to coach with the Bears. He previously coached with the team during the 2010-11 season.

Coach Paucar was the first athlete in Meadowcreek history to win an individual state championship in 1989. He won the 103-pound title as a freshman that season, then repeated his feat as a senior with the 125-pound state championship. He was third at state as a sophomore and runner-up as a junior. He also was a three-time county and area champion.

His wife's name is Amanda.

Zach  Lonas    Assistant Coach
Coach Lonas has been teaching and coaching for the past 5 years at Prince Avenue Christian School.

He was a wrestler at Etowah High School during his prep career.
Coach Lonas played football at Georgia Southern and is an assistant coach with the football team here at Mtn View.

His wife's name is Maribeth and a young daughter named Leila.

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Congrats to State Champion Armond Jones!
Region Tournament Champions -11x
Region Dual Runnerups
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JV finishes 3rd in County Tournament
JV are Locust Grove Champions
JV wins King of the Hill for 3rd year in a row!
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Middle School Duals State Champions!
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