Foxcroft Academy is pleased to announce the hiring of Brooks Law ‘15 as its new varsity wrestling coach. He takes over for longtime coach Luis Ayala, who stepped away from the position after the 2020 season.
“I’m excited to take over this program and carry on the tradition of excellence that Coach Ayala brought to Foxcroft wrestling,” said Law. “I have known him since I started wrestling in the fourth grade, and there can be no better person to have as a mentor. I just want to keep this program moving in the right direction with a great group of kids.”
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, high school wrestling, labeled a “high-risk” sport by the Maine Principals’ Association, can only hold individual conditioning workouts over the coming weeks. As of now, a start date of mid-February is set for wrestling to begin.
“We don’t know what the season will look like, but we have the chance to build on endurance and conditioning right now, two must-haves when it comes to wrestling,” said Law. “I’m also pleased with the teams’ makeup as we have a mix of veteran leadership and young talent that should help us as we move forward.”
Law was a standout member of the Foxcroft Academy wrestling team from 2012-15. He won two individual state championships (2012 & 2013), was a part of two team Class C state championships (2012 & 2013), and finished his career with a school-record 188 career wins.
“We are happy to have Brooks take over the program and continue the legacy that Coach Ayala built over the last twenty years,” said Jaclyn Tourtelotte, Foxcroft Academy Athletic Administrator. “This may be his first varsity coaching job, but after working with the youth and high school programs over several years, he brings plenty of mat experience and knowledge to the position. He’s ready to go.”
The FA wrestling program has been an athletic staple of the school for 25 years, winning six state championships, nine regional titles, and several conference championships. The Ponies have ten former wrestlers in the 150-win club, Law being one of them.
In addition to wrestling, Law has been FA’s JV baseball coach over the last two seasons.
“I believe we have what it takes to keep us in the hunt every year, both as a team and as individuals,” said Law. “No matter what happens this year, we will work hard and get better with every practice together.” #rideonponies