Wrestling Coaches

Shannon Sawner

Position: Head Coach
Email: ssawner@usd232.org
Bio: The 2018-19 season will mark Coach Sawner’s 12th year as Head Coach at De Soto High School. He has coached at De Soto since the 2007 season. Sawner came to De Soto after one season as an Assistant Coach at Olathe Northwest for the 2006-07 season. Before Olathe Northwest Sawner was an Assistant Coach at Shawnee Heights High School from 1998-2006. He began his high school coaching career at his alma mater, Hays High School, as an Assistant Coach during the 1997-1998 season. Sawner gained valuable experience early in his career at Fort Hays State University where he served as an Assistant Coach from 1995-1998. Coach Sawner has received the honors of Metro Classic All-Star Dual Coach in 2015 and the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association (KWCA) Assistant Coach of the Year in 2002. During college he was a varsity letter-man at Fort Hays State University in 1992-1993. Coach Sawner was also a State Placer in high school at Hays High School in 1986. Sawner has coached 9 State place medal winners at De Soto High School, including 3 State Finalists, and 5 Academic All State 1st Team members. Sawner resides with his fiancee, Misty and her two daughters Paige and Claire.


Ben Cook

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: bcook@usd232.org
Bio: Ben Cook is in his 6th year as an Assistant Coach for De Soto High School. Before coming to De Soto High School, Coach Cook was an Assistant Coach at Remington High School for one year. Cook earned his B.S. degree from Kansas State University and his M.S. degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Emporia State University. Cook graduated high school from Abilene High School where he also wrestled.Cook is married to wife his Andrea who is a 4th grade teacher. They have one daughter, Addison, and another on the way.


Dale Hurt

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: dhurt@usd232.org
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Jason Post

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: bcook@usd232.org
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Brandon Vukas

Position: Assistant Coach
Email: bvukas@usd232.org
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