Kansas Coaches Association Announces 2017-18 Coaches of the Year

The Kansas Coaches Association today announced the 2017-2018 winners for their “Coach of the Year” awards.

Cross Country – Boys Levi Huseman Olathe North High School
Cross Country – Girls Rena Mick Bennington High School
Football – 11 man Garrett Michael Sabetha High School
Football – 8 man Don Melby Pike Valley High School
Golf – Girls Irv Schueller Andale High School/Garden Plain High School
Soccer – Boys Jason Pendleton Blue Valley Southwest High School
Tennis – Girls Janet Glaser Andover Central High School
Volleyball Kimbrook Tennal Centralia High School
Basketball – Boys Lonnie Lollar Halstead High School
Basketball – Girls Chris Strathman McPherson High School
Bowling Jodi Floyd Wichita Northwest High School
Swimming – Boys Kyle Farrington Blue Valley Northwest High School
Wrestling Derick Budke Chase County Jr/Sr High School
Baseball Tony Scardino Blue Valley High School
Golf – Boys Eric Muninger Sacred Heart High School
Soccer – Girls Nate Huppe Bishop Miege High School
Softball Rita Frakes Andover Central High School
Swimming – Girls Chris Erickson Kapaun Mount Carmel High School
Tennis – Boys Dean D. Schulz Valley Center
Track & Field – Boys Kory Cool Manhattan High School
Track & Field – Girls Greg Smarsh Andale High School
Middle School-Boys Mike Baumann Pike Valley Junior High School
Middle School-Girls Karla K. Viranda Meadow View Grade School
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Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. six radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on over 90 radio stations across 12 Midwest states and growing.