WARSAW – A program steeped in history is welcoming in a veteran coach.
The Warsaw girls cross country program, which has consistently been one of the top fixtures in the state, has announced that Jason Fleming is taking over the team this fall.
Fleming has been the cross country coach at Edgewood Middle School the past three seasons. A science teacher at the middle school, Fleming also coached wrestling and track. Prior to Edgewood, Fleming coached volleyball at both Wawasee and West Noble high schools, helping guide successful programs at both stops.
Fleming takes over at Warsaw for Matt Campbell, who continued to steer the team in the right direction for two seasons. Campbell, who ran for Warsaw from 2003-07, led his team to conference, sectional and regional titles in his first season in 2016. The Warsaw ladies team also placed third at the semistate and 13th at the State Finals that year.
Taking over for Scott Erba in 2016, he guided Warsaw to sectional and regional championships this past fall season. The ladies team was also second in the Northern Lakes Conference and finished ninth in the semistate.
WCHS senior Mia Beckham represent the program at the State Finals this past season, where the Butler-bound distance star placed 45th.
Fleming will be named the coach pending school board approval later this month.
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead Warsaw Community High School’s girls cross country program,” Fleming said in a statement. “To be part of such a storied running program is an honor. I will strive to continue the great traditions seen in years past.”