|Gene Wier returns as head coach|
to the school where he won six
Class 6A state championships.
The Olathe School District Education Board approved Olathe North's plans to hire Wier as the new head football coach in place of former head coach Pete Flood, who resigned in November to spend more time with his family.
When Wier left Olathe North following the 2002 season, the Eagles were on a 38-game winning streak and had won three-straight 6A state championships, not to mention six of the past seven dating back to 1996.
The Olathe North team Wier inherits in 2012 is high in talent--and question marks. This past season the Eagles began 5-0 before losing four straight games to close out the season, missing the playoffs.
The program also graduated the majority of their star power including players like Tanner Gentry, Orange Mooney, Treshawn Root and Jordan Bruce.
Save the hiccup in 2011, Olathe North has had more success than any Sunflower League team in recent years. They went 13-0 winning the 6A title in 2009, and finished as the 6A Runner-Up in 2010 going 11-2.