Olathe West Wrestling

Coaches

Head Coach

 Tyler Rodden

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University, masters degree in technology-enhanced teaching from MidAmerica Nazarene University, USAW Strength Coach Level I

Tyler Rodden

Coach Rodden began his head coaching role for the Owls in 2017. He came to Olathe West after serving one year at Shawnee Mission South High School as a math instructor and assistant coach for football and wrestling. He spent the six years prior to that at Olathe Northwest High School where he fulfilled the same duties.

Coach Rodden attended MidAmerica Nazarene University where he was a four-year starter and 3-time All-Conference selection at Offensive Line, for an MNU team that made the playoffs three consecutive years and won the HAAC football title in 2008. 

Coach Rodden lives in Gardner with his wife Ashley, and children Paisley (4) and Paxton (1).

Assistant Coach

 Mike McLaughlin

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors degree from William Jewell College, Masters degree from Lincoln University

Mike McLaughlin

Coach McLaughlin became an assistant wrestling coach with the Owls in 2017 after teaching the previous 10 years at Olathe Northwest.  In his career of teaching social studies to seniors all the way down to seventh-graders, he has also spent time at Olathe South and in the Jefferson City (Missouri) school district. Mike has also coached both wrestling and football throughout those 28 years, serving as a youth club, varsity assistant and head varsity coach in wrestling as well as a middle school, freshman, and varsity assistant coach in football in both Olathe and Jefferson City. In wrestling, Mike has helped coach one state title team, two other top-four and six other top-10 state team finishes (as well as helping to coach dozens of individual state medalists, six state champions and two high school All-Americans). In football, Mike has helped coach five state title teams, one runner-up team and played on a state title team (as well as helping to coach dozens of all state individuals, one NCAA All-American and three NFL players).

Coach McLaughlin lives in Olathe with his wife, Sarah, and three children: Claudia, Brady, and Aidan. 

Assistant Coach

 Josh Anderson

Phone: 913-780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Josh Anderson

Coach Anderson became an assistant wrestling coach for the Owls in 2017. Prior to coaching at Olathe West, Coach Anderson coached for the Olathe Northwest Kid's Club leading numerous wrestlers to Kid's State medals. Coach Anderson spent his high school wrestling days in Iowa, where he was a state qualifier and contributed to a runner-up and 4th place finish at the team dual-state championship in consecutive years.  

Coach Anderson lives in Olathe with his wife, Stacey. 

Assistant Coach

 RJ Nill

Phone: (913) 780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors degree from the Benedictine College

RJ Nill

Coach Nill began his career as an assistant wrestling coach with the Owls in 2018. Coach Nill comes from Shawnee Mission West where he coached football, wrestling, and track for the previous two years. 

In high school, Coach Nill was a 3-time state placer and part of two state championship team performances at St. Thomas Aquinas. Coach Nill attended college at Benedictine College where he was a 3-time All-HAAC selection for the Raven Football team, while earning a degree in Business Education. 

Coach Nill teaches business and computer applications at Olathe West. 

Assistant Coach

 Lucas Vincent

Phone: (913)780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors Degree from University of Missouri

Lucas Vincent

Coach Vincent began his career coaching for the Owls in 2018. Before coming to West, he served as head wrestling coach at Shawnee Mission East. Vincent played football at the University of Missouri. After college he played professionally with the Tennessee Titans.  He is the EBD Special Education Teacher at West, as well as an assistant football coach for the Owls, focusing on the Defensive Line.

Coach Vincent resides in Mission with his wife, Diana. 

 Jeremy Newport

Phone: (913)780-7180

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jeremy Newport

Coach Newport began as an assistant coach for the Owls in 2018. Coach Newport brings many years of high school coaching experience to the staff.

 

Coach Newport resides in Olathe with his family.