Coach Strickler is a 1994 graduate of Manheim Central High School where he helped lead The Barons to back-to-back District 3 titles and a state semi-final berth while holding the school’s all time rushing record for 25 years. Chad continued his athletic and academic career at Millersville University where he graduated in 1999 with a B.S. in Art Education and later on received his M. Ed in Sports Management.
Chad started his teaching and coaching career at Middletown School District where he taught MS Art, coached HS football, JH wrestling and JH Track and Field for 4 years. He became a Spring-Ford Ram in the fall of 2003 and has taught HS Art/Graphic Design ever since. He coached JH wrestling for 10 years and had been a part of the HS Football staff for every year except 2017 when he took over the 8G football team. Chad is also the Department Chair for the K – 12 Art Department and helps run The SF Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Chad is a Spring-Ford resident and resides in Schwenksville with his wife Dianna and sons Bram (12) and Noah (9).