Friday, December 16, 2011

SPORTS >> Carlisle’s coach receives award

Leader sports editor

A stellar season didn’t end with a championship for the Carlisle Bison, but did end with a fitting honor for head coach Scott Waymire.

On Monday, Waymire was named the Farm Bureau class 2A Coach of the Year.

Waymire graciously accepted the award, but gave credit to players and coworkers.

“It’s really a team award,” Waymire told The Leader on Tuesday. “Everyone worked hard and the players and coaching staff deserve as much credit as I do.”

Waymire and staff were charged with rebuilding a team that lost almost its entire starting interior from a year ago. That squad advanced to the quarterfinals. This year’s team was picked by most to win its conference, but few predicted a perfect regular season and a trip to the state championship game. Carlisle finished the season 13-1 and as state runners up in class 2A.