Williamsville Community Unit School District
Tradition of Excellence
Boys Varsity Wrestling
The Williamsville Community Unit School District #15 Athletic Department along with Williamsville High School is excited to announce Keith Ripperda as the first head coach in the history of the Bullets Wrestling Program.
“Based upon his past experience as the head coach of the Riverton/Tri-City/Williamsville Wrestling CO-OP, combined with his past involvement at the kids’ club, and his overall involvement in the Williamsville and Sherman communities, we felt that there was no better person to help build the foundation of the Williamsville Wrestling Program. Coach Ripperda’s dedication to student-athletes and the overall betterment of the WCUSD #15 Athletic Department will allow him to help the wrestling program establish a tradition of excellence similar to what other programs across the district have become known for.” – Adam Eucker
Coach Ripperda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him as the first high school head wrestling coach in school history. Over the past eighteen years, he has been involved in coaching both high school and youth sports across Sangamon County. Most recently, Coach Ripperda was a member of the coaching staff for the Riverton/Tri-City/Williamsville Wrestling CO-OP, having spent the last two seasons as the head coach of the program. Prior to coaching at the high school level, he spent over a decade coaching at a variety of kids clubs for wrestling in Riverton, Rochester, Springfield, and Williamsville, as well as JFL football in Williamsville and youth baseball.
“I am looking forward to the challenges and successes of being part of the new Bullet Wrestling Program. I hope to instill the wrestling mentality into as many athletes as possible. I truly believe that the lessons learned in wrestling helps to make individuals stronger mentally as it does athletically. This will help our student-athletes be successful not only on the mat, but in the classroom, and throughout life.” – Keith Ripperda
We are extremely excited for Coach Ripperda to continue to take what has been established with the wrestling CO-OP in the past, and meld wrestling into the Tradition of Excellence that is Bullet Athletics.