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Cornhusker Flyers 2017 COACHING AND SUPPORT STAFFS

The Flyers have a strong history, through their coaching staff, of providing all track, field, race-walking, and combined events for their athletes.  This has resulted in a team that represents all areas of the sport.  A scan of the association records indicates that Flyers have achieved success across the spectrum of events, not just in one specific area of the sport.

THE COACHING STAFF
Scot Rainbolt, head coach/high jump/hurdles Steve Staskiewicz, throws
Lisa Charles, throws Steve Ziemba, throws
Bianca Mata, throws David Green, pole vault
Tim Vasquez, long distance/race walk Michael Hawkins, sprints/relays
Jeff Marcuzzo, long/triple jump Anna Wagemann, sprints/long/triple jump

THE SUPPORT STAFF
John Wissler, club founder
Marc Cizek, treasurer
Traci Walters, registration coordinator Brian Zimmerman, meet entry coordinator
Randi Scott, uniform coordinator Darwin Gushard, web site manager

Scot Rainbolt
cornhuskerflyers@gmail.com
Coach Rainbolt enters his 19th year of working with our high jumpers and hurdlers, and also serves as the club's head coach.  Highlights of Scot's coaching career include a Millard South girls track & field state title in 1994, being selected to coach at the Olympic Training Center in 1995, and his Millard South boys cross country team winning the state title in 2006.  After retiring from Millard Public Schools in 2008, he went to Mercy High School where he continued to coach cross country and track for six years and then retired from teaching and coaching.

Lisa Charles
kstate_thrower@yahoo.com
One of the top high school shot putters in Class A history while at Fremont High School, Coach Charles brings her collegiate experience from Kansas State and UNO to the Flyers throws program.  Now in her 13th year of coaching, this 3-time age group national champion gives added depth to our staff, especially with her specialty, the shot put.

Bianca Mata
One of the top javelin throwers in club history, Coach Mata is back for a 9th year coaching the next generation of Flyer javelin throwers.  During Bianca's coaching career, she has worked with 19 state champs, 11 regional champs, and 36 national medalists, including 5 national champs.  A 4-time state champ, 3-time regional champ, and 6-time national medalist in the javelin as a Flyer, Bianca threw collegiately for the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

Tim Vasquez
tim_vasquez@msn.com
Coach Vasquez is in his 5th year working with our distance runners and race walkers.  Tim has been involved with the race walk for the past 7 years and has assisted the Flyers to 8 national championships in the event.  He has also assisted two athletes in qualifying for the Junior Elite level of the sport.  In addition, the Flyers have had a very decorated past in distance running which Coach Vasquez hopes to continue.

Jeff Marcuzzo
jumpcoach@yahoo.com
Coach Marcuzzo starts his 3rd year helping with the horizontal jumps.  Jeff is a 1987 graduate of Millard South H.S. where he was a 2-time state long jump champ.  He competed at the Univ. of Nebraska and Pittsburg State Univ., where he was Mid-American Conference triple jump champ.  Jeff's coaching experience includes coaching the jumps at Hutchinson (KS) Community College, middle school track in Buhler, KS, and the jumps at Millard West H.S.

Steve Staskiewicz
Coach Staskiewicz starts his 2nd year assisting with our throwers.  He is father of former Flyers throwers Eric and Drew Staskiewicz.  Steve has coached or assisted over the years in baseball, soccer, and ice hockey, as well as countless hours helping Drew with his throwing.

Steve Ziemba
A former Flyer, Coach Ziemba is in his 2nd year working with our throwers.  Steve is one of the most decorated throwers in club history, winning 3 state JO titles, 6 regional JO titles, and 12 national medals.  He returned to the Flyers to share his knowledge and passion with the next generation of throwers.

David Green
Coach Green vaulted for Lincoln Northeast High School, competing at the state meet three years and medaling his junior and senior years.  David started volunteer coaching with Lincoln Public Schools in 2012.  He has been the pole vault coach at Millard South High School since 2014, coaching 7 athletes in the state meet and 2 district champions.

Michael Hawkins
firehawk_32@hotmail.com, (816) 305-7373
Coach Hawkins begins his 1st year of working with our sprinters and relay teams.  Highlights of his athletic career include anchoring Willard High School's 4x800 meter relay team to the 1996 Missouri state title, and running track and playing basketball for Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.  Mike was a 4-time NAIA outdoor national meet qualifier and is still Evangel's outdoor 800 meter run record holder with a time of 1:51 which he ran while winning the 2000 Heart of America Conference Championship.  He has coached his 10-year old son Drew who joined our team this year in soccer, basketball, and now his first year in track and field.

Anna Wagemann
wagemannak@gmail.com
Coach Wagemann was a track athlete for eight years, specializing in the horizontal jumps and sprint relays.  She competed for the Cornhusker Flyers, Millard West High School, and the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  As a Millard West alumni, Anna has had the opportunity to be on a repeat state-winning team.  She is throughly enthusiastic about her first coaching season with the Flyers!

THE SUPPORT STAFF

John Wissler
track_man777@yahoo.com
Founder of the Flyers, Mr. Wissler celebrates his 41st year in age group track & field this year.  John has been very active at the state and national level, having served as the Nebraska Association age group chairman for 29 years.  He has also served as a USA Track & Field Zonal Representative, a national vice-president of USATF, and is past national chairman of the Youth Track Coaches Association.  Mr. Wissler is currently President of the Nebraska Association and serves as meet director of the Association Junior Olympics.

Traci Walters
tracilorraine@yahoo.com
As registration coordinator, Ms. Walters is responsible for the registration of athletes when they join the program.  Prospective Flyer members need to see Traci and take care of their membership forms and fees before they can compete in a meet as a Flyer, so we recommend doing the paperwork as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute issues.

Randi Scott
scott.randi8@gmail.com
Before an athlete can compete as a Flyer, they need to see our uniform coordinator, Randi Scott, to get a uniform.  A uniform deposit is required to obtain a uniform kit, but the deposit will be returned or shredded when the uniform is checked in at the end of the season.  Also, if you need a pair of track or field event shoes, the club have many pairs available in a wide variety of sizes.  Most of the shoes are in new or like-new condition and can be purchased at low prices or exchanged for another pair of shoes in good condition.

Marc Cizek
mcize@aol.com

Brian Zimmerman
brian@blact.com
To sign up for an upcoming meet on the Flyers schedule, use the online meet entry page at https://blact.com/clubmem/flyers.  If that is not possible, you may contact Mr. Zimmerman by e-mail, giving him the athlete's name, age division, and desired events.  Make sure you sign up before the entry deadline or you will be responsible for paying the entry fees.

Darwin Gushard
darwin@sarpy.com
A former Flyers throws coach for 20 years, Darwin maintains the club's Facebook page and web site, www.cornhuskerflyers.org.  He also periodically e-mails parents and athletes with upcoming club announcements and notices.  If you ever have news to post, or questions about the club to ask, feel free to contact Darwin.