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2013 COACHING AND SUPPORT STAFFS
THE COACHING STAFF
| John Wissler, executive director
||Chris Murrell, high jump
|Scot Rainbolt, high jump/hurdles
||Scott Stara, long/triple jump
|Kyle Anderson, pole vault
||Pat Holston, long jump
|Lisa Charles, shot/discus
||Todd Davis, shot/discus
|Ryan Doke, sprints
||Tim Vasquez, race walk
|Gregg Liedke, race walk/distance
||Morgan Beachler, distance
THE SUPPORT STAFF
Executive director and founder of the Flyers, Coach Wissler celebrates his 39th year in age group track & field.
His primary coaching duties when he coached involved the middle and long distance runners.
The Flyers have a long tradition of national championship 4x800 meter relay teams that he had coached.
At one time, the Flyers held two national records in the 4x800 relays.
John has been very active at the state and national level, having served as Nebraska Association age group chairman for 29 years.
He has served as a USA Track & Field Zonal Representative, been a national vice-president of USATF, and is past national chairman of the Youth Track Coaches Association and currently is President of the Nebraska Association.
He has directed track & field trips to six different countries, and was the distance coach for the 2001 USATF World Youth Team in Hungary.
This year his duties will be to coordinate Sunday Sundae, the weekly parents meeting, and the year-end association awards program and will serve as director of the Association Junior Olympics for the Flyers.
Coach Rainbolt will enter his 16th year of working with the Flyers' high jumpers and hurdlers.
Among the highlights of Scot's coaching career are a Millard South girls track & field state championship in 1994,
being selected to coach at the Olympic Training Center in 1995, and his Millard South boys cross country team winning the state championship in 2006.
He retired from Millard Public Schools in 2008 and is currently teaching and coaching at Omaha Mercy High School.
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Coach Anderson is in his 14th year as the Flyers' pole vault coach.
During Kyle's tenure, the club's pole vaulters have won multiple state and regional USATF championships, two national championships, including the 2008 Young Woman National Champion and National Record Holder.
Kyle coached with the Millard Public Schools from 1995 to 2004, working with two Class A state pole vault champions during that time.
He is currently the pole vault coach for Millard West High School.
As a former pole vaulter for Millard High School and the University of Nebraska, he brings a great deal of expertise to this exciting event.
Kyle not only emphasizes proper technique, but the safety aspects of the event as well.
Lisa (Beachler) Charles
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 9th year of coaching, this 3-time age group national champion gives added depth to our staff, especially with her specialty, the shot put.
Coach Doke, one of the most dedicated athletes in Flyers program history, returns to our coaching staff for his 9th year.
As one of the top sprinters in the Metro Conference while at Millard North High School, Ryan gives us the youth and
enthusiasm to lead our young sprinters in a positive way. Ryan will be an example of what hard work, commitment,
and dedication mean.
Coach Liedke coaches the Flyers middle distance runners and is also one of our cross country coaches.
A former semi-professional triathlete, Gregg has in-depth knowledge of middle distance and long distance running.
He has also worked with our race walkers since 2007, coaching two national champions and other Flyer athletes that have medaled at the national level in both distance and race walking.
He is a certified USA Track & Field Level I coach and also the association chair for Race Walk.
This is Coach Murrell's 4th year working with the club's high jumpers. Chris was a high jumper at Grand Island
Senior High School from 1987 to 1989 and was the 1989 state champion. He went on to high jump at the University
of Minnesota from 1990 to 1993, where he was a 4-time Big Ten champion and 4-time All-American.
Coach Stara returns for his 4th year coaching the long jump and triple jump. Scott ran track for David City
Aquinas High School, competing in various events on the varsity level. He has coached track at Omaha Mercy High
School for the past six years, helping with everything from throwers, jumpers, and sprinters. Several of his
athletes have qualified for the state meet.
Coach Holston is in his 2nd year of volunteering with the Flyers' long jumpers.
Pat is a graduate of Wayne State College and a retired teacher and current coach in track, football, and girls' basketball at Benson High School.
Coach Davis joined the club in 2012 to assist with the discus and shot put. Todd has been competing in masters
track & field for over ten years, claiming many national honors, including the 2003 USATF national masters discus championship.
In 2007, he finished the season ranked #1 in the discus among USA throwers in his age group and #10 in the world.
He finished 2010 ranked #2 in the USA and #6 in the world.
Todd focuses on improving skills for discus and shot put to help athletes reach their full potential.
Coach Vasquez will be assuming duties of coaching the race walk this year.
Tim has been involved with the race walk for the past five years and has assisted the Flyers to four national championships in the event.
He has also assisted two athletes in qualifying for the Junior Elite level of the sport.
Race walking also has several international opportunities for those willing to tackle this challenging and unique sport.
Former Flyer athlete Coach Beachler has rejoined the club as a middle distance coach.
Morgan's athletic career as a Flyer produced two individual national championships – one in cross country and one on the track.
She currently holds three Nebraska Association records in distance.
Coach Beachler brings to the Flyers the practical and the personal experience of training and competition, and is an excellent mentor for youth athletes.
THE SUPPORT STAFF
As registration coordinator, Mr. McVea is responsible for the registration of athletes when they join the program.
Prospective Flyer members need to see Craig 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.
(Contact only for uniform or shoe questions, please.)
One of the most difficult and important jobs within the club, the uniform coordinator is Ms. Wiedemeier.
Before an athlete can compete as a Flyer, he/she needs to see Nabrina to get a uniform.
(See her early for the best selection!)
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 shoes for your track and/or field events, Ms. Wiedemeier,
as the coordinator of our Shoe Exchange program, has 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 in good condition.
Contact Nabrina for more details.
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To sign up for an upcoming in-state meet on the Flyers schedule,
use the online meet entry page.
If that is not possible, you may contact Mr. Zimmerman by e-mail or phone, giving him the athlete's name, age division, and desired events.
Make sure you sign up early before the entry deadline or you will be responsible for paying the entry fees.
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Mrs. Murrell is the club's new volunteer coordinator this year, lining up people to work the track meets that our club hosts, including the
Nebraska Association Junior Olympic Championships,
which we have hosted every year since 1998. To make Leslie's job easier, please contact her early to let her know when and where you can help. Thanks!
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Mr. Gushard manages the club's web site at www.cornhuskerflyers.org,
which contains up-to-date information on meets, practices, and other Flyer happenings.
If there's something you want to know about the club, you can probably find the answer on the web site.
You can also find pictures from past seasons, a Hall of Fame page, and a page showing where Flyer alumni are competing in colleges
and universities across the country. Darwin will also e-mail club members with pertinent information about upcoming events.