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Cornhusker Flyers 2019 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
Lisa Charles, throws David Green, pole vault
Bianca Mata, throws Jesse Kruger, high jump, hurdles, combined events
Tim Vasquez, distance, race walk Mike Edmundson, sprints

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

Scot Rainbolt
cornhuskerflyers@gmail.com
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.

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 University and the University of Nebraska-Omaha to the Flyers throws program.  Now in her 15th 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 11th year coaching the next generation of Flyer javelin throwers.  During Bianca’s coaching career, she has worked with 23 state champs, 15 regional champs, and 48 national medalists, including 8 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 7th year working with our distance runners and race walkers.  Tim has been involved with the race walk for the past 8 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.

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, and with the Flyers in 2017.  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.

Jesse Kruger
jesup85@gmail.com
This will be Coach Kruger’s second year helping with the high jump, hurdles, and combined events.  A Flyer from 1997-99, Jesse was a 2-time National Junior Olympic qualifier.  At the Nebraska high school state meet, he was 6th in triple jump as a Ralston High senior.  Jesse was 2-time All-RMAC in the high jump and competed in the hurdles and decathlon at the University of Nebraska-Kearney, graduating in 2006 with a Sports Administration degree.

Mike Edmundson
mikeedmo99@gmail.com
Coach Edmundson has been coaching track 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 5 years coaching mid-distance using that sprint based training allowing his athletes to compete at both the 800m and 400m races.  Currently he is coaching the throws 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.

Lisa Charles
kstate_thrower@yahoo.com
Before an athlete can compete as a Flyer, they need to see our uniform coordinator, Lisa Charles, 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.

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
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.