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Coach Ken Kaercher

Coach Ken Kaercher grew up in Warren and attended Warren Lincoln High School where he was an undefeated State Champion!  Throughout four years of high school wrestling, he boasted an incredible 123 win – 9 loss record.  Coach Kaercher attended the United States Military Academy(Class of 86) and served as an Infantry Officer…he continues to serve his country by serving his community. 

In 1987, he earned 2nd place in the AAU National Greco Championships and was a Michigan Open Bench Press Champion; in 1988 he was assigned to the US Olympic Team and was in a training group with the legendary Pavel Katsen.  Coach Kaercher has over 30 years of coaching experience and has coached 30 All-State wrestlers.  Four times,  he has coached the Regional Championship Team and four times he has coached Individual State Champions.  He has also coached wrestlers that now attend Harvard Medical School and The University of Michigan Law School.

Professionally, Coach Kaercher is a mechanical engineer and in addition to coaching the youths who participate with Beat the Streets Detroit, he also adds to the curriculum by conducting various STEM (Science, Technology, Math, Engineering) symposiums for the kids.  In 1990, he was the published author of “Volumetric Analysis” and in 2015 of “Periodic Table = Flat Map.”  Beat the Streets Detroit is extremely fortunate to have Coach Kaercher on its staff – for not only his wrestling expertise, but also for his love of learning which is also his passion and one which he enthusiastically conveys to all our wrestlers.