The Gentleman Coach

This is the teaser trailer for"The Gentleman Coach", a film project telling the story of Neil Buckley, one of America’s most successful high school wrestling coaches.

During Neil Buckley’s 48 years of coaching he routinely broke records. However, there was something more special and long lasting that he created at The Haverford School that led to so many victories on and off the wrestling mat. This film is an attempt to capture the magic of Neil’s profound impact on thousands of students and athletes.

Our project has benefitted greatly because of our access to Neil’s former students, assistant coaches, colleagues, friends, archival materials, and private photos & videos. The Gentleman Coach aims to present the most complete portrait of our coach, teacher, mentor, and friend – bearing witness to a legacy that will always be remembered.