Boys’ Latin School announced, Wednesday, that Justin Fitch, a 2005 graduate of the Lake Avenue school, has been hired as the Lakers new varsity wrestling coach.

He follows John Sergeant, who served as the team’s head coach for one season. Sergeant will remain on staff as the associate head coach.

“Coach Fitch, who was a stellar soccer player and wrestler at Boys’ Latin, is excited to return to teach, mentor and nurture our Lakers,” the school stated in a prepared release.  “He will teach math in our Middle School and oversee the Junior League/Middle School wrestling squads, and the upper school program.  Coach Fitch served as the varsity assistant last season.”

Fitch is excited about the opportunity.

“As a former BL wrestler, I care deeply about the school wrestling program and the sport of wrestling itself,” Fitch said. “I’m honored and absolutely thrilled for the opportunity to head up the varsity wrestling team. I aspire to bring the BL wrestling program to new heights and to instill the values of hard work, discipline and sportsmanship to our young men here at Boys’ Latin.”

Fitch is a graduate of Muhlenberg College where he was a four-time letter winner in wrestling and was twice Centennial Conference runner up. As a freshman, he wrestled 165 and later wrestled at 174. He made the National Rankings Contender List for Division III wrestlers. As a senior, Fitch was named captain of the team.