Goretsas was elevated to head coach for the 2018-19 season after spending the previous four years as an assistant coach and successful career on the mat.
In his first season as head coach, the Green Terror won 10 dual matches, reaching double-digit wins for just the second time since 2005-06.
He made it back-to-back 10-win campaigns in 2019-20, guiding a lineup that had six rookies in the postseason lineup. He guided Ryker Eckenbarger to the conference title at 141 and tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer award.
A local product, Goretsas was a two-time Maryland State Champion for North Carroll High School before starting his collegiate career at the University of Maryland. Goretsas returned home in the fall of 2011.
He wrestled for the Green Terror for three seasons, posting a 67-27 record at McDaniel. He was a two-time placefinisher at the Centennial Conference championship.
He finished fourth at 141 in 2012 before also earning a fourth-place showing at 149 in 2014.
Goretsas graduated from McDaniel with his bachelor of science degree in exercise science in 205 and completed his masters in kinesiology in 2018.
He and his wife, Kelsey – a member of the Green Terror women’s basketball team during her undergraduate days at McDaniel – welcomed their first child, Bo, in November 2019.