Head Coach – High school

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan




Coach Yabui began his coaching career at St. Mary’s with the middle school program and then assumed the High School coaching responsibilities from Coach Ian Harlow for the 2013-2014 season.  Coach Yabui led his grapplers to a winning season taking the Kanto League Title and the Far East Individual Title.  A St. Mary’s wrestling alumnus and three-time Far East Champion (2002, 2003 and 2004), Coach Yabui became the first former Far East champion that has gone on to coach a Far East Championship Team in 2014.  Since taking over the high school program, in just 7 seasons, Coach Yabui has set a new school coach’s record for the most Far East champions produced and the most Far East team titles won (27 Far East champions and 7 Far East titles as of 2020).  His Titan teams have also set a school record for consecutive Far East Individual titles with four (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).  The 2016 team was the first in School History to win all 5 major titles in a single season.  In 2014, he certified as Asia’s first United World Wrestling (UWW) Coach Educator. As a UWW Educator, he supports in the development of national coaches mainly in the Asia and Oceania regions. He also serves as the assistant to the President of the UWW Coaches Commission to support the development of the UWW Education Pathway as well as supports the UWW media department as a translator. Domestically, he serves as the youngest Secretary General for the Japan Masters Wrestling Federation and is a board member of Sports Design Lab. For his alma mater, he is the executive director of the St. Mary’s Alumni Association.

2005-2006 Assistant HS Coach | St. Mary’s International School
2009-2013 Head MS Coach | St. Mary’s International School









Coach Grimberg was a former Greco-Roman national team member for Israel.  Throughout his cadet, junior, and senior levels.  He has experience in competing and winning medals at the European Championships and World Championships at the 48 – 54kg weight categories.  He is a 2019 World Veterans Championship bronze medalist. He brings with him coaching experience in coaching the Israeli Youth National Teams and knowledge as a personal trainer in Japan.


coach koslow



Hometown: Hermosa Beach, California



High School Career:

  • Redondo Union High School
  • Individual league champion
  • 4th place in California Interscholastic Associations Finals






Hometown: Vincennes, Indiana



Coach Richardson was a 2 time Freestyle and 1 time Greco Roman state champion in Indiana.  He was also an Indiana State runner-up in folkstyle.  He was a member of the Indiana University wrestling team (NCAA Division 1) from 2001 to 2006.








Coach Kanybek was a former national team member for Kyrgyzstan with experience competing at the world championships.  With his Russian style wrestling he brings a whole new dynamic of wrestling instruction to the team.




ian harlow


Former Head Coach – High School/Middle School

Hometown: Broken Arrow, Oklahoma



After spending seven successful seasons coaching the high school team (2006-13), Ian Harlow handed over the reins to Coach Yabui and took over the middle school program beginning with the 2013-2014 season.  During his tenure with the high school program, Coach Harlow’s grapplers won 4 Far East Championships (2 Individual and 2 Team), 3 Kanto League titles and produced 7 Far East Champions.  He became the first St. Mary’s Coach to produce repeat wins for both the Far East Individual and Far East Dual Championships by doing so in the 2011 and 2012 seasons.

Coach Harlow’s Prior Coaching Experience Includes:

1997-1998 Assistant MS Coach | Jenks, Oklahoma
1998-2000 Assistant MS/HS Coach | Coweta, Oklahoma
2001-2002 Head Coach | Coweta Takedown Club, Oklahoma
2002-2005 Head HS/MS Coach | Zama American High School, Japan






Former Assistant Coach

Hometown: Carthage, Missouri


Coaching Experience:

  • Assistant coach at Sandia High School, New Mexico – 1999-2000
  • Assistant coach at Highland High School, New Mexico – 2001-2003
  • Head coach at Highland High School, New Mexico – 2003-2005

College Career:

  • University of New Mexico – 1998-1999
  • Western State Colorado University – 2000-2001

High School Career:

  • Carthage Senior High School – 1998
  • Conference champion
  • State qualifier


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