Batavia Head Coach Scott Bayer is in his eighth year as head coach after serving his first seven years as an assistant coach. Prior to joining the Bulldogs, he had coaching stints at Lane Tech and collegiately at North Central College in Naperville. Competitively, Coach Bayer wrestled for Coach Mike Olson at Monmouth College (NCAA, Division III). While at Monmouth, he was a 2-year team captain and Most-Valuable-Wrestler, an NCAA All-American in 1998, a two-time NCAA Qualifier (1997 & 1998) and a Midwest Conference Champion (1997), all in the 275-pound weight class. He currently holds the Monmouth College single-season win record (40). In high school, he was a IHSA state-qualifier at Hoffman Estates High School. He currently teaches History at Batavia High School and lives in Batavia with his wife Julie.
This is Coach Farwell's seventh year teaching and coaching at Batavia High School. Prior to joining the Batavia staff he was a graduate assistant coach for two years at Division III powerhouse UW-La Crosse under Coach Dave Malecek. Competitively, Ryan was a four-time state placer and two-time state champion in Missouri. He wrestled at the collegiate level for UW-La Crosse for four years and was a three-year starter, graduating in 2011 with a degree in physical education with a coaching concentration. Coach Farwell currently holds a master's degree in physical education and adventure education and teaches PE at Batavia High School.
Coach Rick Miller returns to the Batavia Wrestling for his fifth year overall and his fourth as Freshman Head Coach. Previously, Coach Miller had been the head coach at Oswego (2001-2005), Loyola Academy (1992-1999) and Gordon Tech (1986-87). During his four-year coaching tenure, Coach Miller took his Oswego team from 2-20 to 15-7, led his Loyola program to produce an IHSA Regional Championship with a record 11 IHSA Sectional qualifiers in a season, and while coaching his team to a Chicago Catholic League Championship at Gordon Tech, he was named Outstanding Coach in the CCL. Competitively, Coach Miller was 3x NCAA Division III national qualifier for Cornell College, a 2x team captain and Most-Valuable-Wrestler, and in his final year he was the recipient of Cornell College’s “Outstanding Senior Athlete” award. Rick currently works as a paraprofessional at Batavia High School and lives in Batavia with his wife Heather.
This year marks Coach Dan Cadena's seventh season with the Bulldog Wrestling coaching staff. Prior to coming to Batavia he spent four years coaching in the West Chicago program. Competitively, he was a two-time All-DVC heavyweight and a two-year team captain at West Chicago, leading the varsity team in falls. Coach Cadena has also been the varsity defensive line coach with the Bulldog Football team for the past seven seasons. Dan currently lives in Batavia with his wife, Cindy.