Name:  Willis Willmeth
Coaching position: Boys/girls cross country, boys’ swimming head coach    
Years as coach: This is my 23rd year as the head coach

Why did you get into coaching? I think I got into coaching because I really have a passion for what I do.
I really love the sport and I enjoy seeing the kids reach inside themselves to become the best they can become.  
It is a way for me to give back for what so many people gave to help me along my path.

What are your best memories of coaching so far? We have a rich history here at Leavenworth High School. I have seen many kids come and go over the years.
Our program has sent many onto the next level to run in college, and even the Olympics.
To see how these young men and women have become successful in life is my real reward.

What advice do you have for future coaches? You have to put your heart into what you do. But do not ever forget you still have to take time for your personal life as well.