AARON FONTES has been involved with the sport of wrestling since the early 1980s. In 1981 his mat career began at Junction Middle School in Livermore, California and then continued at Livermore High School in the North Coast Section. While at Livermore High, he lettered all four years in wrestling and was a team captain his senior season. In addition, he wrestled his way into the North Coast Section finals and qualified to the prestigious CIF State Championships in 1986. After high school, Aaron continued his mat career at Chabot College in Hayward, California, where he was a two-year letterman and team captain in 1988. He finished his mat career by placing at the California Community College State Championships.
Aaron’s coaching tenure began at Junction Middle School in 1986 and continued thru the mid 1990s at his alma mater, Livermore High School, as well as the Tri-Valley Wrestling Club. Currently, he is coaching at the Iron House Wrestling Club in Oakley, CA.
Aaron’s promotion of wrestling goes back many years and more recently he has been involved with several historical projects, such as compiling the final results for the North Coast Section Championships dating back to the 1950s. In addition, Aaron has been working on a series of promotional projects for other high schools in the NCS. Moreover, he has been involved “behind the scenes” for many years researching and compiling wrestling statistics in support of his older brother Coach Al, the California State Editor.
Aaron resides in Oakley, California and is married with five children. He has been employed at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for over 20 years.