Meet The Staff

Head Coach, Bob Anniballi

Coach A has been with Natick Wrestling as an athlete, assistant coach, and head coach since 1981. As head coach, he enters the 2023-24 season with a career record of 589-77-5. Last season at the D1 State Tournament Coach A was selected by his peers as the D1 "Coach of The Year". He was also selected as the Boston Globe D1 Coach of the Year. In 2017 he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He serves as the Health & Wellness Director for Natick Public Schools.  Coach lives in Natick with his wife, Kori, and sons Mike and Eddie.

Coach Kevin "Tuna" Thomas

Coach Thomas has been with Natick since 2010. Prior to coming to Natick, he was the assistant coach at Weston HS for 25 seasons. As an athlete at Wayland High School, he was a 2x State Champion and was a Boston Globe All-Scholastic in both Wrestling and Soccer. He was inducted into the Wayland HS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. His two sons, Zach and Kevin had outstanding wrestling careers at NHS, and both of his daughters Sammy & Gabby served as team managers. Coach Thomas resides in Natick with his wife Ginger. He is the owner of "Tuna Landscaping".

Miguel Rodriguez

Coach Rodriguez enters his 2nd season with the Redhawks. As a 2013 student-athlete at NHS coach excelled in both Football and Wrestling. Coach Rodriguez serves as a patrolman for The Natick Police Department. 

Brian Linton

Coach Linton will start his 5th season with the Redhawks but also was on the staff in the early 2000s for several seasons.  Coach is a 1992 graduate of NHS where he captained the wrestling team. He has also been a long-time varsity football coach at NHS. He serves as a Lieutenant for The Natick Fire Department

Dave Paulini

Coach Paulini enters his first season with the Redhawks. He is a former stand-out wrestler at Needham High School, where he captained the 1996 wrestling team and placed 3rd at the state tournament. Prior to recently moving to Natick, Coach Paulini was a former club wrestling coach in Lebanon, Maine. He is employed with Callahan Construction and is also a self-employed handyman. He resides in Natick with his wife Kate, his son Taylor, and daughters Hayden and Finley.

Ryan Schwalbenberg

Coach Schwalbenberg recently joined the HS staff. He is originally from Glen Ridge, New Jersey, and attended the University of New Hampshire after high school.  He played on the club lacrosse team and club wrestling team at UNH. As a heavyweight for UNH, he was a 2X National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Qualifier. He is currently the general manager for Landmark Roofing, based out of Framingham. This past Fall coach got married. He currently lives with his wife in West Roxbury.

Phillip Brown

Coach Brown rejoins the NHS staff this season. Coach has served as a Natick Youth wrestling coach, former Varsity assistant, and former Treasurer for the Natick Wrestling Association. Coach Brown is a 1990 graduate of Natick HS where he captained the wrestling team and placed 4th at the D1 state tournament. He resides in Natick with his daughter and he is a lawyer with his own practice in Natick.