Bandits Advanced Team

Bandits Developmental Team

  • Head Coach: Victor Morales

Victor Morales is a former high school and college wrestler from Missouri.

In the mid- and late-1990s, Coach Morales ran the Washington Wrestling Club at American University in Washington, D.C. During that time, he also was the Wrestling Chairman for the Potomac Valley Chapter of the Amateur Athletic Union and he ran several local, national and international tournaments, and competed at the masters level.

In addition to being Secretary of the United States Sambo Association, Victor Morales was on two U.S. World Cup Sambo wrestling teams and he was assistant coach for the Viking Mat Club (a Bethesda-based wrestling team in the Montgomery Youth Wrestling League).

Wrestling has played a major role in Victor Morales’ life, and he enjoys sharing how the sport can benefit every athlete on and off the mat. His coaching philosophy stresses the fundamentals of the sport and room discipline, while making sure that everyone learns good sportsmanship and, most of all, has fun.