Greg Pattis is our Takedown Wrestling coach. He is a former United States Marine and is currently serving in the North Carolina Army National Guard.
Greg began martial arts training at an early age with his father and Sensei, George Nicholas Pattis (2nd Degree Blackbelt-Coung Nhu). He would later cross train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi Grappling, Marine Combatives (MCMAP), Judo, and Muay-Thai/Kickboxing.
Greg competed in wrestling at Union Pines High School under Coach Bernard Bacon, in Moore County, NC (class of 2005).
Under Coach Joe Baranik, Greg would become Team Captain at St. Andrews University. Competing in NCAA Division II, and NAIA, in the 184, and 197lbs weight division. During this time, he placed 3rd in Southeast regionals, and later became one of three first time National Qualifier at St Andrews University (class of 2012).
Greg has coached grappling at the middle school, high school, and collegiate level, and has instructed grappling clinics for all ages.