Meet Our Raven Wrestling Coaches

Head Coach

 Steve Mesa

Phone: 913-780-7150

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Steve Mesa

This is Mesa’s eighth year as head coach for Olathe Northwest. He previously coached at Olathe South for six years, and has a total of 18 years of coaching experience.

Mesa started coaching as assistant wrestling coach at Garden City High School, Hays High School, and Olathe South. Coach Mesa was a four-time wrestling state placer and member of a four-time state championship team. In college, he wrestled for two years at University of Nebraska Kearney, and two years at Fort Hays State University. There he received a teaching degree in physical education. “I have been fortunate to have coached four individual state champions, eight state finalists, and over 30 state placers," he said.  He also enjoys sharing this passion of coaching with his brother, Brett Mesa, who is currently on Mesa’s staff.

In his spare time, Coach Mesa enjoys working out, fishing with his son, coaching youth baseball, and watching his daughter play soccer and watching other students play their sports as well. He and his wife, Tina, have a daughter, Ariella, and son, Steven Jr.

Assistant Coach

 Richie Blazevic

Phone: 913-780-7150

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Richie Blazevic

Richie Blazevic enters his fifth year coaching wrestling and football at ONW. Coach Blazevic has over 13 years experience as a wrestler and was a state placer for Turner High School. Coach Blazevic played football at Coffeyville Community College as well as Fort Scott Community College He is a graduate of Pittsburg State University with a degree in physical education and is currently substitute teaching in the Olathe School District.

Assistant Coach

 Corey Leach

Phone: 913-780-7150

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Corey Leach

Assistant Coach

 Zac Sparr

Phone: 913-780-7150

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Zac Sparr

Coach Sparr has his bachelor of arts in human biology from the University of Kansas. He is a four-time state placer, two-time state finalist, and one-time state champion. He and his wife, Justine Sparr, had their first child in February 2017.

Assistant Coach

 Will Collins

Phone: 913-780-7150

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Will Collins

This is his first year of coaching a full season, but Coach Will Collins has helped in numerous wrestling camps. He has 14 years of wrestling experience: four years at Olathe East (graduating in 2011), and continuing on to Baker University from 2011-2014. He graduated from Baker University with a bachelors degree in education.