SYRACUSE – Wawasee filled the void within the coaching ranks of its swim programs this week.
Andy Kryder was named the new head coach for the girls swim program while Jason Scott was tabbed for the boys job. Kassidy Sizemore, who was an assistant for the program last year, will stay on as a program assistant to both teams.
Kryder comes to the high school girls program after working in the club circuits. Kryder is a state champion in the 100 freestyle and was later named an All-America after Wawasee finished as state runner-up in 1994. Kryder later swam for Ball State University. Kryder’s coaching experience within club, both at Wawasee and Manchester, has him handling his first high school head coaching job next winter at Wawasee. Kryder is currently a teacher at Wawasee High School.
Scott comes to Wawasee with head coaching experience at the high school, middle school and club levels. Scott’s high school experience comes from the southern half of the state, where he was able to guide athletes and teams to state placements at stops at Bedford North Lawrence, Southridge and Northeast Dubois schools. Scott was a high school, middle school and club coach at all three stops. Scott has been a swim coach at Wawasee’s lower levels before taking the high school boys position. Scott has been a special needs teacher at Wawasee Middle School the past five years.
Sizemore returns to the program after one year as an assistant under Julie Robinson, who was the boys and girls head coach at Wawasee for 11 seasons. A Wawasee High School graduate, Sizemore swam for both the high school and club teams.