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Cornhusker Flyers 2020 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
Head Coach Scot Rainbolt, high jump/hurdles
Tim Vasquez, distance/race walk Leigh Officer
Mike Edmundson, middle distance Sam Butler, throws

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

Scot Rainbolt
cornhuskerflyers@gmail.com, (402) 672-0390
Coach Rainbolt enters his 21st year of working with our high jumpers and hurdlers and 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.

Tim Vasquez
tim_vasquez@msn.com
Coach Vasquez is in his 8th year working with our distance runners and race walkers.  Tim has been involved with the race walk for the past 9 years and has coached 8 Flyer race walk national champions.  He has also assisted two athletes in qualifying for the Junior Elite level of the sport.

Mike Edmundson
mikeedmo99@gmail.com
Coach Edmundson returns for his 2nd year with the Flyers.  He has been coaching track & field since 1996 and is the current Boys Head Coach for Millard South High School.  Mike has worked both on the track coaching long sprints and mid-distance, as well as on the field as a shot put and discus coach.  He is USATF Level 1 certified and has more of a sprint based approach for training.  Mike has spent the last six years coaching mid-distance using that sprint based training allowing his athletes to compete at both the 800m and 400m races.

Leigh Officer
leighofficer@gmail.com
Coach Officer was one of the original Cornhusker Flyers back in the 1970's and since then, has coached youth, middle and high school, and collegiate track and cross country for 29 years.

Sam Butler
sjbutler@mpsomaha.org
Coach Butler begins his first year coaching with the Flyers, working with our throwers.  He has coached high school track since 2012 and competed last at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the five throwing events.  Sam has coached state champions and several qualifiers at the Class A high school level and is currently a throws coach at Millard South High School.

THE SUPPORT STAFF

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.

Katie Rainbolt
krainbol@cox.net
Before an athlete can compete as a Flyer, they need to see our uniform coordinator, Katie Rainbolt, to get a uniform.  A deposit is required to obtain a uniform, but the deposit will be returned when the uniform is returned at the end of the season.

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.

Marc Cizek
mcize@aol.com

John Wissler
track_man777@yahoo.com
Founder of the Flyers, Mr. Wissler celebrates his 44th 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 USATF Zonal Representative, a national vice-president of USATF, national chairman of the Youth Track Coaches Association, president of the Nebraska Association, and meet director of the Association Junior Olympics.

Darwin Gushard
cornhuskerflyers@yahoo.com, (402) 619-0733
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.