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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 189 dual wins in the 8 years of the program. He was selected as the 2015 Gwinnett Daily Post Wrestling Coach of the Year.

In the 2016-17 season, the team finished as Gwinnett County Champions, Area Dual Champions, 4th place at State Duals, Area Traditional Champions and 3rd in the State Traditional Tournament. During the 8 seasons, 24 wrestlers have become state placers with our program's first state champion coming in 2016.

Coach Gassman is on the Atlanta Takedown Association Board and the Gwinnett County Takedown Club Board.

Coach Gassman's wife's name is Monica and has two daughters, Hannah (4) and Elizabeth (born in March)

Darryl  Colley    Assistant Coach
Stephenson HS
Georgia Southern University - BSED
University of Georgia - Masters in Workforce Education

Coach Colley is a graduate of Stephenson High School in Stone Mountain. While in high school, he wrestled JV and Varsity in the 189 and 215 weight classes. Coach Colley graduated from Georgia Southern University in Fall 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Technology Education. He is currently working on his Master's Degree in Workforce Education. For the past 6 years, Coach Colley has been coaching in several different arenas including Step, Little League football, and Martial Arts.

Coach Colley's wife's name is Nikki. He has a son named Logan and a daughter named Savanna.

Brandon  Gill    Assistant Coach

Collins Hill - 2006
Valdosta State University - 2011
Liberty University - 2014

Coach Gill is from Lawrenceville, Ga. He wrestled at Collins Hill and helped them earn a state championship in 2005. He earned his degree in History from Valdosta State University. Coach Gill is currently earning his masters degree in Special Education. While earning his undergraduate degree, he coached wrestling for 2 years at the Valwood School and 1 year of football at Valdosta High School. Coach Gill has also coached football, wrestling, and baseball at Central Carroll High School in Carrollton, Ga. Coach Gill is also an assistant coach with the MV football team.

Coach Gill's wife is named Jaime.

Michael   Bowbliss    Assistant Coach
Meadowcreek 1993
Georgia State

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. He was a varsity letterman in 1994 wrestling at the weight of 190lbs.

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

He has helped coach the Mtn View youth program over the past 6 years. The youth team has won the Gwinnett County Championship 3x in the last 5 years. The middle school team finished 5th in the state in 2014.

Cliff   Ramos    Assistant Coach
Southwest Missouri State - BA
North Georgia College - MSed

Coach Ramos has nearly 40 years head coaching experience. He graduated from Southwest Missouri State where he was a 4-year letterman, team captain, and National Tournament qualifier.

Collins Hill's teams won 5 individual team state championships and 4 dual state championships.

Collins Hill's teams finished in the top three in the state in Georgia's largest classification from 1999 to 2010.

Coach Ramos was the Director of Wrestling at Greater Atlanta Christian School from 2010-2015. While there, they earned numerous state trophies and state placers.

Coach Ramos' teams have won 22 Region Championships over the past 37 years

2010-2015: Director of Wrestling, Greater Atlanta Christian School, Norcross
1994-2010: Head Coach, Collins Hill High School, Suwanee
1986-1994: Head Coach, Meadowcreek High School, Norcross
1981-1986: Head Coach, East Hall High School, Gainesville, GA
1976-1981: Head Coach, Butler High School, Butler, MO

Coach Ramos' wife is named Kathy. He has 3 children (Taylor, Trevor and Kara). He also has 4 grandchildren (Darby, Merritt, Mia and Tony)

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 focused on youth programs at Collins Hill and Mountain View over the past 10 years.

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

Randy  Bortles    Assistant Coach
Coach Bortles has coached at McIntosh, Newnan, and Wheeler high schools throughout his career.

He also is a highly experienced wrestling official that has officiated many Georgia State Wrestling Tournaments.

Coach Bortles was inducted into the Georgia Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2005 and is presently on the board of the Georgia Chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He also serves on a committee to increase the college wrestling opportunities in Georgia by meeting with state colleges to encourage them to create wrestling programs. He has helped start up programs at Shorter University, Truett McConnell, Life University and Brewton-Parker College.

In 2016, Coach Bortles was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame as a distinguished member.

Coach Bortle's wife's name is Laura and has a daughter named Brooke.

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State Tournament 7th place
10 wrestlers qualify for State
Area 6 Tournament Champions!
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JV King of the Hill Champions!
JV Bears are Dacula Dual Runnerups
JV wins King of the Hill for first time!
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Middle School Duals State Champions!
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