Coach Wachtel has completed 3 seasons as the leading the ACE Gryphons Cross Country Program. His 2018 Girls Varsity team won the Region Championship and were the 2018 State Championship Runners-up. He has been teaching math at various levels for the past 6 years and is currently teaching Precalculus and AP Calculus. Coach Wachtel earned a bachelors in Mathematics from Middle Georgia State University in 2013. His coaching influences include Eric Taylor, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Justin Wachtel.
His family includes his wife, Jennifer, and his dog, Rob Thomas.