KCA tags Michael as 2017-18 Coach of the Year for 11-man football

Garrett Michael

The Kansas Coaches Association has announced their 2017-18 Coach of the Year selections, and a Sabetha coach and a Centralia coach with Sabetha ties have been selected.

Sabetha High School’s head football coach, Garrett Michael, has been selected as the 11-Man Football Coach of the Year.

The Bluejays collected a State Title during the 2017 season, defeating Marysville 7-6 in the title game. They finished 13-1 overall and 7-1 in the Big Seven League.

Michael has been coaching at Sabetha since 1997, and is now in his 10th season as the head coach.

SHS graduate Kimbrook Tennal has been selected at the Volleyball Coach of the Year. Tennal’s Centralia High School volleyball team sported a 43-1 record and a State Title during the 2017 season, in 1A-DI.

Tennal has been coaching at Centralia since 1997, and is in his 11th season as head coach. He was inducted into the Kansas Volleyball Association Hall of Fame in 2017.

Other awardees are as follows: Boys’ Cross Country, Levi Huseman of Olathe North; Girls’ Cross Country, Rena Mick of Bennington; 8-Man Football, Don Melby of Pike Valley; Girls’ Golf, Irv Schueller of Andale/Garden Plain; Boys’ Soccer, Jason Pendleton of Blue Valley Southwest; Girls’ Tennis, Janet Glaser of Andover Central; Boys’ Basketball, Lonnie Lollar of Halstead; Girls’ Basketball, Chris Strathman of McPherson; Bowling, Jodi Floyd of Wichita Northwest; Boys’ Swimming, Kyle Farrington of Blue Valley Northwest; Wrestling, Derick Budke of Chase County; Baseball, Tony Scardino of Blue Valley; Boys’ Golf, Eric Muninger of Sacred Heart; Girls’ Soccer, Nate Huppe of Bishop Miege; Softball, Rita Frakes of Andover Central; Girls’ Swimming, Chris Erickson of Kapaun Mount Carmel; Boys’ Tennis, Dean D. Schulz of Valley Center; Boys’ Track and Field, Kory Cool of Manhattan; Girls’ Track and Field, Greg Smarsh of Andale; Boys’ Middle School, Mike Baumann of Pike Valley; and Girls’ Middle School, Karla K. Viranda of Meadow View.


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