Girls Junior Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · Scott Lidskin Retires from Coaching


At a team meeting on January 14, Scott Lidskin has announced to his Girls Cross Country team that he is retiring from coaching.  There are no words to express the impact that Scott has had on so many student-athletes and the incredible contribution to the WHS Athletic Program as a whole!!  We have had the honor of working alongside Scott for the past 18 years and wehave learned so many things from watching him coach and relate to people.  Wecredit Scott with helping create a winning atmosphere that currently exists throughout our entire athletic department.  We are losing an outstanding coach and more importantly person from our coaching family.  We will miss watching him develop his teams, but we are thankful to have been able to spend 18 great years with him.  Although we will miss him as a coach, Scott will continue to impact our students in the classroom and will be readily available to all coaches to share his valuable knowledge and approaches to coaching.

Below is a list of all of Scott’s team and personal accomplishments.

(COACHING 1996-2013)

Cross Country Accomplishments:            

 IHSAA state cross country champions 1998, 2005,2006, 2007

-IHSAA state cross country runner up 2004

-team ranked 7th in USA 2006 (7th place  Nike Team Nationals)

-team ranked 13th in USA 2005 (13th place finish at NTN)

-team ranked 15th in the USA in 2007 (15th place finish at NTN)

-team ranked 25th in USA 1998

-NFHS Indiana Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year: 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008

-IATCCC State Coach of the Year: 1998, 2004-2007

-ICGSA State Coach of the Year: 1998, 2005, 2006, 2007

-State Qualifying Teams in 1997-1999, 2002, 2004-2008, 2010-2013 (13 times altogether)

-IHSAA 5th place team finish 2008

-26 different athletes named IATCCC all-state in cross country

-Mentored 2006 cross country individual runner up (Maggie Bingham)

-Mentored 7 different athletes to top 25 (all-state)

-IHSAA Semi-State Champions 2006, 2007

-IHSAA Regional Champions 2004, 2006, 2007

-IHSAA Sectional Champions 2006, 2007

-Hamilton County Champions 2004, 2006, 2007

-Conference champions (HCC) 2001-2008, 2011(Rangeline Conference) 1996-1999

-HCC Coach of the Year 2001-2008, 2011

-Team GPA from 1996-2013= 3.64

Track and Field Accomplishments:

-2007 IHSAA state champions 3200m relay                                               

-2008 IHSAA state champions 3200m relay 

-2007 IHSAA state runner up 1600 m run (Kristina Krasich)

-2008 IHSAA state runner up 3200m run (Waverly Neer)

-IATCCC coach of the year 2007

-15 different athletes earned IHSAA all-state honors (in 10 events)

-Mentored 37 different athletes to state qualifying berths(boys and girls)

-IHSAA Coach of the Year nominee 2003, 2007, 2008

-IHSAA Regional and Sectional team champions 2008

-HCC Coach of the year 2003, 2008

-HCC conference champions 2007, 2008   RLC champions 1999

-all 16 event school records broken in his  tenure

-Led 3 teams to top 8 finishes in IHSAA state finals

 THANK YOU, SCOTT,  FOR A WONDERFUL 18 YEARS!!!