Coaching Staff and RWF Board Members

Shaun Richardson, Club President & Head Coach

Shaun Richardson is entering his 1st season as Head Wrestling Coach at Roncalli High School. He is coming to us from Perry Meridian Wrestling Club.  He spent the last 20 years coaching up the Falcons, 14 as the Head Wrestling Coach at Perry Meridian Middle School and 6 as the Assistant Varsity Coach at Perry Meridian High School.  He was also the head Elementary Coach for PMWC for the past 5 years.  In his six seasons as the Varsity Assistant Coach, he helped coach the Falcons to a top 10 finish 5 times.

Richardson is a USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach. He is the President and Head Coach of the wrestling club, Roncalli Wrestling Foundation.

A 1998 graduate of Perry Meridian High School, he then continued his education at the University of Indianapolis for a year before transferring to Indiana University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.  In 2009, he completed his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Indianapolis.

Coach and his wife Melinda reside in Perry Township.  Melinda teaches Project Lead the Way at Douglas MacArthur.  They have three children, Lucy, Jack and Will.

Cayden Whitaker, Head Assistant Coach

Cayden had a very successful high school career at Martinsville before continuing his wrestling career at UINDY. He will be a huge addition to the program!

Shawn Slaymon, Assistant Coach

Shawn wrestled at Franklin Central High School before graduating in 2002. After graduation , he went on to study at Purdue University graduating in 2007 with a Bachelor’s in Landscape Architecture. Shawn started his coaching career with Whiteland Wrestling Club from 2007-2018 where he coached all levels from club aged to becoming the assistant coach at the High School. In 2018, He accepted a role with Greenwood Wrestling coaching all levels from 2018-2021.

Shawn and his wife Jennifer reside in Greenwood with their three children: Lily, Evie and Ty.

Jonah Odum, Assistant Coach

Jonah wrestled at North Side High School in Ft. Wayne before graduating in 1997. He went on to wrestle at University of Indianapolis where he also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. Jonah also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Baker College.

Jonah is a USA Wrestling Copper and Bronze Certified Coach who started his coaching career at Avalanche Wrestling Club in Anchorage, AK in 2012. After being there for two years, he moved to Memphis, TN where he coached at Wave Wrestling Club, Christian Brothers High School, Buzzards Wrestling Club, and Memphis University School. In the past ten years, Jonah has coached and worked with multiple wrestlers who have been successful at all levels of wrestling ranging from youth to World Team members. Jonah is active in the wrestling community serving on the Board of Directors with the Indiana State Wrestling Association (ISWA), he is a certified IHSAA wrestling official, and is the Team Lead for the ISWA Kids National Freestyle and Greco-Roman Teams. 

Jonah and his wife, Angela (Laker-R’98) reside in Franklin, IN. Angela is a 1st grade teacher at St. Mark Catholic School. They have three children, Grace (R’24), Jonah Jr. (R’27), and Dayne (R’29).

Matt Kelly, Assistant Coach

Matt wrestled at Center Grove High School and graduated in 2014. He oined the United States Marine Corps where he was an infantry mortar man. After serving he moved back to Greenwood Indiana in 2018 where he lives with his wife Paityn and 3 children, Cayden (4), Micah (2) and Brayleann (7months)

He is USAW Copper and bronze Certified coach. He has worked with multiple State and National level place winners on the youth and high school level.

He is the owner of the Indiana High Rollers National Duals Team.

The past 3 seasons he has spent as the youth coordinator and club head coach at Center Grove as well as the women’s coach to a 2022 IHSGW state champion.

Mackenzie Turner, Roncalli Girls Coach

Coach Turner is excited to join the team and bring her knowledge and experience to the girls Wrestling Program. She is a 2017 graduate of Perry Meridian High School. She wrestled 3 years on the boys wrestling team. In 2014 Fargo Nationals Coach Turner placed 4th place in Cadets and 5th place in Junior. In the 2015 Fargo Nationals she placed 3rd in Cadets and 4th in Juniors. Coach Turner was awarded All American 2 consecutive years in a row. Coach Turner has competed against some of the best Women’s Wrestling athletes throughout the U.S.

Coach Turner is excited to be a part of the first year of the women’s wrestling team at Roncalli High School

Ryan Schoettle, RWF Coach and Club Vice President

Joe Hansen, Club Secretary

Melinda Richardson, Club Treasurer

Jason Schoettle, Club Marketing Directory

Andy Farris, Club At-Large Member