Saint Xavier High School Powerlifting
Chris Gold – Head Powerlifting Coach
Coach Gold is entering his 17th season as the Head Powerlifting Coach of the Iron Tigers and his 20th overall in powerlifting. Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in history at Gettysburg College where he also was a Division III wrestler. Chris earned his MAT from Bellarmine University and has been teaching for 29 years, including the past 23 at Saint Xavier where he teaches U.S. History and World Civilization. He was the 2015 Xaverian Brothers Faculty Excellence award winner and the 2016 Coach Joseph E. Maupin award winner for excellence in teaching and coaching.
Coach Gold has been coaching for 31 years, with the first 12 dedicated to coaching wrestling. As the Head Wrestling Coach at St. X from 2001 to 2005, he led the team to a regional and county championship, as well as a third-place finish at the state duals and a fourth-place finish at the state tournament. Overall, he has coached 19 wrestlers who placed in the state tournament, including one state champion and outstanding wrestler and four wrestlers who were state runner-ups. In addition to having helped coach three USAPL Teenage National Championship teams, he has worked with national champions, World Team qualifiers, and 61 individual state champions. Eleven of Coach Gold’s lifters have been named outstanding lifter at the state meet. In 2015, the Iron Tigers won the KY State Push-Pull Championship in both the varsity and JV divisions, and then repeated in 2016. They were varsity champions in 2018 and JV state champions in 2021. The Iron Tigers returned to the top of the podium as 2022 varsity state champions and repeated in 2023.
Coach Gold uses Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," as his guiding vision as he seeks to positively impact the body, mind, and faith of his students and athletes.
He and his wife, Sarah, have one daughter, Elizabeth.