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Josh Howard (Oak Park),Jared Byrne (Park Hill HS), Zac Ganzer (Excelsior Springs), 
Will Bowler (Olathe East Varsity Assistant for Men and Women),

 Chris Lawson (Olathe East Head Men's and Women's Coach

and Former Rockhurst HS Coach)

Coaches Biographies

Chris Lawson-2021 Olathe East Men's and Women's Head Coach
                              Former Head Coach of Rockhurst High School Boys


•    Varsity Head Soccer Coach at Rockhurst High School (1994-2019)
•    Helped lead Rockhurst High to 21 final four appearances in 25 years
•    Led teams to 7- State championships, 3- Second place finishes, 7- Third place finishes
     and 4- Fourth place finishes 
•    Coached over 175 student-athletes who’ve earned scholarships to NCAA Division I schools.                 and over 225 student-athletes who’ve gone on to the NCAA Div. II/III & NAIA level. 
•    Coached 10 KC Star Metro Players’ of the Year
•    Coached 8 NSCAA/United Soccer Coaches Association All-Americans & 5 Gatorade POY                            and  5 MLS draft picks and free agents 

•    Selected as United Soccer Coaches HS Coach of Significance Award Winner (2018)
•    Selected as the 2013 Choice Hotels HS Soccer All-American West Team Head Coach 
•    Missouri State HS soccer and regional COY in ‘98, ‘99, 2007, ‘08, ‘10, ’13 & ’17
•    NSCAA National COY Finalist in ‘98, ‘99, ‘07, ‘08, ’10 and ’13.
•    Inducted into the Missouri HS Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2016)
•    Served as MSHSAA Soccer Advisory Board member twice to serve four year terms.

Jon Reed- Smithville Girls and Boys Head Coach

3 years as an assistant coach at Blue Valley North under Rick Pribyll

4 years as an assistant coach at Rockhurst under Chris Lawson

22 years as a head coach for boys and girls at Smithville High School

   Boys:  15 conference championships

               13 district championships

                5 final 4 appearances

  Girls:  12 conference championships

               7 district championships

               2 final four appearances

2 time Missouri coach of the year

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