Head Coach: Steve Mesa

This is Mesa’s  8th year as Head Coach for Olathe Northwest.  6yrs previously at Olathe South. With 18 years total coaching experience.

Mesa started coaching as Asst. Wrestling coach at Garden City HS, Hays HS, and Olathe South.  Coach Mesa was a 4X Wrestling State Placer and member of a 4X State Championship Team.  In college, he wrestled for 2 years at University of Nebraska Kearney, and 2 years at Fort Hays State University.  There he received a teaching degree in Physical Education.  “I have been fortunate to have coached, 4 individual State Champions, 8 state finalist, and over 30 state placers”.  He also enjoys sharing this passion of Coaching with his Brother Brett Mesa who is currently on Mesa’s staff.

In my spare time I enjoy working out, fishing with my son, coaching youth baseball, and watching my daughter play soccer and watching other students play their sports as well.  My wife Tina and I have a daughter Ariella and son Steven Jr.


Assistant Coach Richie Blazevic

Richie Blazevic enters his 5th 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 CC. He is a graduate of Pitt State with a degree in Physical Education and is currently substitute teaching in the Olathe school district.


Assistant Coach Brett Mesa 

Coach Brett Mesa is the younger brother of Head Coach, Steve Mesa. This is Coach Brett Mesa’s 4th year with the Wrestling team. When he wrestled he was a 4 year letter winner and part of a third place state team, qualifying at 140 pounds.  After High school, Brett continued his athletics, playing baseball at Garden City CC and Ottawa University.  He then continued his education and graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelors in Health and Human Performances and Secondary Education.  Coach will work with light and middle weight classes and also be in charge of some of the JV events as well. Coach Brett Mesa is also a C-team baseball coach. He currently lives in Spring Hill with his wife, Victoria.


Assistant Coach Zac Sparr

Coach Sparr has his B.A. degree in Human Biology from University of Kansas; He is a 4x state placer, 2x state finalist, 1x state champion.  He is married to his wife, Justine Sparr, and they had their first child in Feb. 2017.


Assistant Coach Will Collins

This is his first year of coaching a full season, but has helped in numerous wrestling camps.  With 14 years of Wrestling experience, 4 years at Olathe East graduating in 2011, and continuing on to Baker University from 2011-2014 graduating with a Bachelors degree in Education.


Marco Psihountas-Volunteer Coach