COACHES

Pete Yates is the owner and head coach of Teknique Wrestling. Coach Yates is a Georgia native that brings a host of top level competition and coaching to the Tek Staff. A 3X Georgia State Champion and 2X NCAA All American puts Yates in an elite category in Georgia wrestling history. His deep understanding and passion of high level Teknique and his ability to guide and mentor young athletes to reach their goals is second to none. 

A standout at Virginia Tech, Pete Yates was a 2x NCAA All-American and a multiple time ACC Champion.
Accolades
  • 2012-2013: 2x NCAA All-American at 165 lbs.

  • 2012-2013: 2X Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) champion at 165 lbs.

  • 2013: Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Wrestler of the Year

  • College: 4x NCAA Qualifier

  • College: 131 career wins – 2nd most in VT history

  • High School: 3x State Champ with a career record of 161-1.

  • Dave Schultz Award Winner

  • Fargo AA, Beast of the East Champion

Tyler Askey is the Youth Director & Assistant Coach at Teknique Wrestling. Tyler is one of the most decorated high school wrestlers in Georgia History. Coach Askey knows what it takes to win at all stages and levels of wrestling. As Youth Director, he aims to pass on his knowledge to the future leaders of our sport.

Accolades

  • 4x State Champ (Undefeated in GA, perfect record!)

  • 5x Fargo AA

  • 2x NHSCA Champ

  • Dave Schultz Award winner for Georgia

  • Wrestled at The University of Virginia

  • ACC team champs 2015

  • Team representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee

  • Class representative on the University College Council

Graduate School

  • Coached one year at Reinhardt University

  • Completed MBA

Personal

  • Financial Advisor at Raymond James

  • Member of the Board of Directors for the UVA Alumni Association

  • Lives in Roswell

Chris Maclafferty is the Youth Director & Assistant Coach at Teknique Wrestling. Chris has over 9 years of coaching experience at the youth, middle and Highschool level. Coach Maclafferty has played a key role in the development of many individuals and programs over the last few years. His knowledge and passion for the sport of wrestling are crucial attributes to the Tek Staff. 

Accolades

  • High School: State Finalist

  • High School: 3x Ga State Placer

  • High School: Career record of 199-11

Graduate School

  • Mercer University - College of Pharmacy

  • Doctor of Pharmacy 2019

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Chris dIAZ is the Head Assistant Coach at Teknique Wrestling for the advanced regular practice. Diaz was a top ranked National HS wrestler at Archer HS. He has been around Coach Yates during his competition days and the their coaching chemistry is on point. Diaz brings a high level of energy and intensity to our advanced practices. Diaz's ability to wrestle Live and hard drill with kids weighing 120-200lbs is a invaluable asset to our program

Accolades

  • 2x GA State Champ

  • 2x NHSCA Finalist

  • 4x All-American 

  • Ranked top 10 Nationally during his senior year

  • top 100 recruit

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Brent Danielson is the Head Youth Director and manager at Teknique Wrestling. Brent has over 20 years experience in working with kids ranging from 4-18 years old. Helping develop skills in wrestling and life. 

Coach Danielson is married to his wife Melissa and they have two lovely children. They have a daughter named Ellie and a son named Hudson who competes for Teknique wrestling.

Nicest and most selfless guy you'll ever meet!

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TEKNIQUE

WRESTLING

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