Great team named to lead Muncie Central fall sports
Lyon returns as champion head volleyball coach
By Rick Yencer
MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Central and South are well represented by the fall sports coaching staff names this week by the Muncie Community School Board.
Wes Lyon, nationally recognized volleyball coach will return to head up the consolidated high school's volleyball program in 2014-15.
And Brad Seiss, a Ball State football player, will continue as Central football coach who had some great news about expanding the program that will likely be a candidate for 5A play in a couple years.
The coaching picks were described as a "great team" by Suzanne Crump, athletic director who said postings are going out for winter sports coaches this month.
Muncie schools is going through transition of combing Central and South at the Central school that was built for twice the student population it now has.
And that increase in students will mean Central is likely destined to be in 5A play after 2015, said Seiss, who looks to expand the 60 roster team to as many as 115.
That expansion includes freshman program that has not been seen lately, and he believed it would be more inclusive, making sure anyone wanting to play has a place.
And expect Seiss to look for some South Muncie coaches or others with ties to the 50-year school to help with the program next year.
Lyon is a teacher and been a volleyball coach for much of his life.
He co-directs and owns Munciana Volleyball located at the Yorktown Sports Park. And he has coached at Central for more than a decade, witnesses by those state champion volleyball banners in the Fieldhouse.
Longtime Central tennis coach Don Wafer returns and Larry Alexander, a special education teachers, was reappointed as the girls golf coach.
Gabe Haworth is the boys cross country coach while Tara Gudger, a Sutton school assistant, coaches girls cross country.
Shea Hall will coach boys soccer while Amanda Guess is girls soccer coach.