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The football season is over and now is the time to take a look at coaching movement across the Metro.

Before the season ended several coaches announced their desire to retire or step down. Staley’s Fred Bouchard led the way announcing his retirement before the season. Fellow championship coaches Scott Wright of Blue Valley West, Jeff Gourley of Olathe South and Royce Boehm of Lee’s Summit West followed as their seasons came to an end. Blue Springs South’s Greg Oder also announced his retirement Dec. 18.

The most recent change has come at Van Horn where Jeff Tolbert stepped down to take the Activities Director poisiton at Plattsburg. That leaves Van Horn and Sherwood with the only current openings.

The complete list of coaching openings and changes is below.



Former Coach

New Coach

Blue Valley West

Scott Wright

Josh Koerkenmeier

Olathe South

Jeff Gourley

Craig Lewis


Maurice Mack

Edward Tate




Former Coach

New Coach

Blue Springs South

Greg Oder

Jon Oyler


Jeff White

John Kliewer


Greg Hough

Reis Wright

Excelsior Springs

Josh Buford

Mark Faubion

Lee’s Summit West

Royce Boehm

Vinny Careswell


Chad Smith

Jim Wolfe

St. Joseph Central

Jeff Wallace

Phil Pitts


Sterling Edwards

Jared Barge


Scott Grinde

Tom Scarbrough

Fort Osage

Ryan Schartz

Brock Bult


Reis Wright


Van Horn

Jeff Tolbert