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2023 Schrager Coaching Award Winners

Westside Community Schools is proud to announce the 2023 Schrager Coaching Award winners!

Jim Simons (Coach of the Year)
Head Coach - Boys Varsity Basketball


Since becoming the head coach six years ago, the boys basketball team has flourished. They have been to the state tournament 4 out of the last 5 years and played in 2 semi-final games.  WHS has hosted a district championship 5 seasons in a row. They are one of only 3 Class A teams to accomplish this. He recorded his 100th career win this year. That is fastest of any WHS coach in school history.  


Bob Mulligan (Assistant Coach of the Year)
Head Coach – Girls Wrestling
Assist. Coach – Football
Assist. Coach – Baseball

Bob has been a coach at WHS for 7 years. His coaching career started as a volunteer. He has coached Fr. Football for 5 years and Reserve baseball for 7 years. He also was a wrestling assistant for 5 years. He coached the JV and Fr teams when he joined the wrestling staff. When girls wrestling was added by the NSAA, this coach asked to lead the program. In 2 short years they ended up as state runners-up this year. He is now working on completing his teaching degree at WHS. 

Bob Mulligan, Harley Schrager and Jim Simons