BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Phil lives and went to school in Elma. He earned a Business Admin degree from Eastern Washington University where he wrestled from ‘86-’89 (EWU was the last NCAA D1 team in WA before dropping the program after the 1990 season).
Phil has also competed and placed at Veteran Nationals and Worlds.
He was a volunteer asst. coach at NCAA D3 Wilmington College(OH) for two seasons. And coached youth, middle school, and high school in Elma.
He got back involved with college wrestling again by coaching the club teams for four seasons at The Evergreen State College, and South Puget Sound CC before starting the varsity programs at Grays Harbor College in the fall of 2015. He was the head men’s coach before stepping down after the 2020 NCWA National tourney.
He is the founder of the Washington State Wrestling Foundation and the idea of the wrestling license plate.
I started wrestling in Montana and attended Superior HS and wrestled at University of Montana. I have coached wrestling for 38 years including coaching in Missoula & Arlee, MT; Wapato, WA; Lakeside -Nine Mile Falls, WA, Coeur d'Alene, ID and East Valley -Spokane WA for 26 years. My wrestling accomplishments include being named State Coach of the Year 2x, NWCA State COY, NWCA Sectional COY, then was inducted into the WSWCA HOF in 2018. I have been on cultural exchange trips to South Africa, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and China along with hosting several CEX teams. I served on the WSWCA Board for over 20 years and am currently president. I served on the NWCA board for 15 years as the current NWCA State Rep. I served the WSWA board for over 20 years as Jr Director and Coaches Director. I am a licenced official and have founded and run many clubs including Viper Wrestling Club for the past 26 years. I have been married to my wife Jeneen for 38 years and we have 3 sons Matthew, Clete and Zac all of whom have wrestled and coached.
I was a Special Education teacher for 32 years and currently teach PE. I coached football -32 yrs and track- 10 yrs as well. My latest venture includes starting a brewery in 2013 with my oldest son; it is called Whistle Punk Brewing in Spokane.
Jody has been involved in wrestling in the state of Washington since he was a young boy. For the past 18 years Jody has been involved in coaching at the middle school, club and high school levels. Jody has been the head wrestling coach at Orting High School for the past 10 years. As a wrestler Jody attended Bethel High School (‘96) and wrestled at Pacific Lutheran University from 1996-1999. Currently Jody has a son who wrestles in the PCJWL for the Orting Cardinals and Team Aggression. Feel free to contact him anytime at
Tracy Niles began his wrestling career in Moses Lake, attending Moses Lake High school from 1981-1984. Where he wrestled all three years, placing 6th his Junior year and 3rd his senior year. He then went on to Eastern Washington University and wrestled from 1985-1988. He participated in the 1988 NCAA Division 1 championships and completed his BA in Business. Tracy started his coaching career in Nine Mile Falls, WA. as assistant coach to Scott Jones form 1996-2000. Then Co Head Coach at Central Valley in 2000. He was offered an opportunity as assistant coach under Craig Hanson at East Valley High School staying there from 2001- 2012. Tracy returned to Central Valley High School in 2012 when his son entered high school at CVHS and stayed until 2018 under John Owen and then Shawn Williams. Tracy is the District Manager for Farmers Insurance in the Inland NW region. Married to Kelly Niles for over 25 years and has two sons Hunter and Cole.
Richard "Dick" Muri lives in Steilacoom, WA with his wife Mary of 41 years. Blessed with 4 children and 11 grandchildren, which includes Steilacoom High school wrestling standouts Brad Muri (3 time state champion) and Jon Muri (3 time state placer). Brad Muri is currently the 2021 Idaho 5A Wrestling Coach of the year. Dick Muri wrestled in Massachusetts for Ashland High School with a 2nd place finish in the New England Championships in 1970 and State of Massachusetts runner up in 1971. Dick then wrestled Division 1 for the University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1972 to 1975 which included New England 126 pound champion title in 1972 and a 4th place finish in 1974. Dick began his coaching career at Vanden High School, in California from 1985 to 1989 winning the league title all 4 years. Then Major Muri coached one year at Incirlik High School in 1990 before being interrupted by war Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Starting in 1992 through 2000 then Lt Colonel Dick Muri coached the successful Lakewood Lumberjacks youth program, and then in 2001 and in 2002 coached the Hudtloff Middle School programs. Coach Muri was named in 2002 the Region 3 Middle School Coach of the year. In 2014 the newly elected 28th District State Representative Dick Muri started his efforts to get legislation enacted to create the "Washington Wrestling" vehicle license plate. He submitted House Bill 1830 in 2015, though he had no cosponsors, and was told the state already has too many vehicle specialty plates, with tenacity and patience, after two years of continued effort, the bill passed and became state law in 2016. For his many years of wrestling advocacy and work, Dick Muri was enacted in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in March of 2017.
Jamie grew up in Stevens County WA and began wrestling at Chewelah, Jenkins High School as a Freshman. He was a three time finalist (178, 190, Hvy) and two time champion for the Cougars. He continued wrestling at Grays Harbor College his freshman year in 1981 reaching the NJCAA quarterfinals. GHC dropped varsity wrestling at the end of the season and he transferred to North Idaho College for his Sophomore season winning the 1983 NJCAA Heavyweight national championship. He then transferred to LSU to complete his undergraduate degree and wrestle for the Tigers. He competed in the NCAA tournament in 1984 reaching the quarterfinals and the team an 8th place finish. He competed in the NCAA tournament in 1985 entering the tournament as the 6th seed. Upon his graduation in 1985 he was offered a Grad-Assistantship at LSU. In the summer of 1985 LSU announced the cancellation of wrestling and he finished his MBA at LSU in 1988. He continued to train and finished 6th in the US Open in 1988 and 6th at the Olympic Trials. He was 8th in the US Open in 1994.
Returning to the Northwest in 1988, he continued his involvement in wrestling, coaching at Willapa Valley Jr-Sr High School (Jr High) for 4 years then 5 years as the Tri-District (Raymond, South Bend, Valley) head coach. He began as the manager of Suplay Products in 2004-Covid and was involved in the creation of the WSWF and an assistant coach for Grays Harbor College for five years.
He has been married to Karla (Stephens) Webber for 38 years (5 children). His son Andrew was a 4 time state participant (Tri-District, Raymond, South Bend, Valley ) and member of the USMA, Westpoint, varsity wrestling team for two years. He has worked in the timber industry and in business management.