This is Cory Ace's first year as the director of district MSHSAA activities for the Waynesville R-VI School District.
Mr. Ace began his career in the Waynesville R-VI School District as a language arts teacher at Waynesville High School in 2008. In 2014, he became assistant principal at Waynesville High School and in 2016 moved to the Waynesville Middle School to serve as assistant principal.
Mr. Ace got his start in coaching as a graduate assistant at his alma mater Edinboro University in 2003 before accepting a position as an assistant coach in 2004 at Old Dominion University. Ace served as the assistant wrestling coach at WHS from 2008 to 2012 and the head wrestling coach for 2013-14 before going into administration. Mr. Ace also was a Pennsylvania high school state champion at the 135-pound weight class and was a collegiate four-time NCAA Division I Qualifier and All-American at 133 pounds.
Mr. Ace holds a BA in English from Edinboro University as well as a Master’s of Arts and a Specialist in School Administration from Lindenwood University.