Joe Rhile

A legendary coach and history teacher at Church Farm School for 43 years, Joe Rhile was the man that built the CFS wrestling program - when he arrived in 1965 there wasn't one. His early teams practiced in the maintenance shop, and none of the students had any wrestling experience. The team lost every match their first two years, but in the third year they began to win. Joe gives credit for his success to the boys: "What Church Farm boys lacked in wrestling knowledge they made up for in guts, determination and desire." One former student had this to say: "Coach Rhile had a demeanor that made you want to succeed for him. He was strict and had certain expectations, but at the same time he was always understanding and supportive in both victory and defeat.”
The Church Farm School is an independent boarding and day school for boys in grades 9-12 located in Exton, PA. Founded in 1918 to provide an excellent education to young men from limited means, Church Farm School now serves boys from a range of socio-economic circumstances who are seeking an extraordinary educational opportunity. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum and an exceptional level of personal attention, with class sizes averaging between just 7 and 12 students.