Coaches announced for 2020 Shrine Bowl

Published: Dec. 10, 2019 at 1:04 PM CST
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The Kansas Shrine Bowl Board of Directors would like to announce the assistant coaches chosen for the 2020

Kansas Shrine Bowl. The assistant coaches are chosen based on the success of their season, as well as eligibility

limitations and coach availability. The coaching staffs for the 47th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl features 14 of the most

talented and respected coaches in the state. The 47

th Annual Kansas Shrine Bowl will be played at Yager Stadium at

Moore Bowl on the campus of Washburn University, Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

The 2020 Head Coaches, as selected by votes from the 2019 coaching staff, trainers, managers and camp directors, are

Washburn Rural’s Steve Buhler for the East and Goddard’s Tommy Beason, leading the West.

The Assistant coaches for the East team are; 6A Assistant, Jesse Owen (Olathe East); 5A Assistant, Brian King (DeSoto);

4A Assistant, Mike Dumpert (Paola); 3A Assistant, Mike Paramore (Perry-Lecompton); 2A Assistant, Johnny Mallatt

(Riverton), 1A Assistant, Larry Glatczak (Centralia). The East coaching staff had a combined record of 58-20 in 2019,

including a State Runner-Up and State Champion. The East staff has a combined nine Kansas Shrine Bowl coaching

appearances, include two previous head coaches. Larry Glatczak lead the East in 2011 and 2020 Head Coach Steve

Buhler also led the East back in 2012.

“It is always a privilege to be a part of the Shrine Bowl experience, said East Head Coach Steve Buhler. “This game offers

all the participants a great opportunity to support a worth-while cause along with putting into action the ideal of putting

others ahead of themselves. I am looking forward to working with some of the best football players in Kansas and to

work along-side a great staff of very successful coaches. I am especially excited about getting back together with several

staff members who I have coached with in previous Shrine Bowls as well as some young coaches who I coached against

when they were players in high school.”

Assistant coaches for the West team are; 6A Assistant, Weston Shartz (Wichita West); 5A Assistant, Erin Beck (Great

Bend); 4A Assistant, Derek Tuttle (Andover Central); 3A Assistant, Shelby Wehrman (Cheney); 2A Assistant, Lucas Melvin

(Norton); 1A Assistant, Jeff Werner (Sedgwick). The West Coaching staff had a combined 54-25 record in 2019, with two

State Runner-Up finishes. The staff also has a combined four Kansas Shrine Bowl coaching appearances, including the

West Squad’s 2003 Head Coach Weston Shartz. “I am excited to work with a couple coaches I have gotten to know over

the years, including one of my mentors, Coach Schartz,” said West Head Coach Tommy Beason. “Coaching in last year’s

Shrine Bowl was an awesome learning experience. I am proud to be a member of the West Squad and I know our

coaches will have our guys ready to play!”

“We are very excited about the great coaching staffs elected for this year’s game,” Said B.J. Harris, Executive Director of

the Kansas Shrine Bowl. “I’m confident that these coaches understand the challenge they have before them and are

ready to lead our teams. Ultimately, each coach understands our purpose and that’s why they have committed

themselves to this game.”

All Shrine Bowl events are produced and presented to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children [SHC]. SHC is a health care

system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative

research, and outstanding teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to the age of 18 are eligible for care

and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients' ability to pay. The 47

th Annual

Kansas Shrine Bowl will be played at Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl on the campus of Washburn University, Saturday,

July 18th, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.Kickoff will be at 7:00 pm. Additional information is available at

or by calling 913-602-8656.

2020 East Coaches

Head - Steve Buhler - Washburn Rural

6A - Jesse Owen - Olathe East

5A - Brian King - De Soto

4A - Mike Dumpert - Paola

3A - Mike Paramore - Perry-Lecompton

2A - Johnny Mallatt - Riverton

1A - Larry Glatczak - Centralia

2020 West Coaches

Head - Tommy Beason - Goddard

6A - Weston Shartz - Wichita West

5A - Erin Beck - Great Bend

4A - Derek Tuttle - Andover Central

3A - Shelby Wehrman - Cheney

2A - Lucas Melvin - Norton

1A - Jeff Werner - Sedgwick

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