Staff Directory

Administration

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Nate Boock
Activities Director
Ballard Activities Office
515.597.2971 ext. 2139 nboock@ballard.k12.ia.us
Terri Weeks
Activities Director Administrative Assistant
Ballard Activities Office
515.597.2971 ext. 2138 tweeks@ballard.k12.ia.us

Instrumental Music

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Derrick Hawks
Instrumental Director
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2157 dhawks@ballard.k12.ia.us
Carolyn Fair
Instrumental Director
Ballard Middle School - East Elementary
515.597.2815 ext. 133 cdfair@ballard.k12.ia.us
Cheryl Pittman
Instrumental Director
Ballard Middle School - Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2157 cpittman@ballard.k12.ia.us

Chorus

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Peter Krum
Vocal Music Instructor
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2142 pkrum@ballard.k12.ia.us

Baseball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Nick Steenhagen
Head Baseball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2106 nsteenhagen@ballard.k12.ia.us
Tyson Valentine
Assistant Baseball Coach
Ballard High School
Matthew Poots
Freshman Baseball Coach
mtpoots@iastate.edu
Miles Moa
Volunteer High School Baseball Coach
moa_miles@yahoo.com
Tom Shelton
8th Grade Baseball Coach
tshelton@ballard.k12.ia.us
Dillon Douglas
7th Grade Baseball Coach
ddouglas@ballard.k12.ia.us
Vacant Position
Assistant Middle School Baseball Coach

Cheerleading

Name Title Phone E-Mail
VACANT POSITION
Football Cheerleading Coach - Competition Cheerleading Coach
JoEllen Wesselmann
Basketball Cheerleading Coach
515.597.2815 ext. 3103 jwesselmann@ballard.k12.ia.us
Courtney Maher
Wrestling Cheerleading Coach
courtney.maher13@gmail.com
JoEllen Wesselmann
Middle School Football Cheerleading Coach
Ballard Middle School - East Elementary
515.597.2815 ext. 3103 jwesselmann@ballard.k12.ia.us
JoEllen Wesselmann
Middle School Winter Cheerleading Coach
Ballard Middle School - East Elementary
515.597.2815 ext. 3103 jwesselmann@ballard.k12.ia.us

Dance

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Alicia Ortner
Dance Coach
ortner.alicia2plus2@gmail.com
Emmalee Grote
Volunteer Dance Coach
grotee@urbandaleschools.com

Football

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Al Christian
Head Varsity Football Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2113 achristian@ballard.k12.ia.us
Wes Dietrich
Assistant Football Coach
wesdietrich@gmail.com
Corey Vespestad
Assistant Football Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2294 cvespestad@ballard.k12.ia.us
Scott Edwards
Assistant Football Coach
sales@plazarv.com
Shawn Rigby
Assistant Football Coach
rigbysm@gmail.com
Michael Rigby
Assistant Football Coach
mjrigby510@huxcomm.net
Michael Nordeen
Assistant Football Coach
mnordeen@ballard.k12.ia.us
Andy Richardson
Freshman Football Coach
West Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 5123 ajrichardson@ballard.k12.ia.us
Nick Steenhagen
8th Grade Football Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2106 nsteenhagen@ballard.k12.ia.us
Michael Macki
8th Grade Football Coach
East Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4162 mmacki@ballard.k12.ia.us
Dan Warg
7th Grade Football Coach
East Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4106 dwarg@ballard.k12.ia.us
Michael Ogle
7th Grade Football Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2214 mogle@ballard.k12.ia.us
Kyle Howard
Volunteer High School Football Coach
Ballard Middle School - Ballard High School
515.597.2815 ext. 3108 khoward@ballard.k12.ia.us
Ethan Hokel
Volunteer High School Football Coach
ebhokel@gmail.com
Steve Pietsch
Volunteer Middle School Football Coach
Pietsch@huxcomm.net
Tim Boyd
Volunteer Middle School Football Coach

Men's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Chris Deason
Head Men's Basketball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2172 cdeason@ballard.k12.ia.us
Sam Weeks
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
weekssam40@yahoo.com
Rusty Hicks
Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
East Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4100 rhicks@ballard.k12.ia.us
Wyatt Weeks
Freshman Men's Basketball Coach
weeksw87@yahoo.com
Jake Skurdal
8th Grade Boy's Basketball Coach
West Elementary
515.228.3890 ext. 5231 jskurdal@ballard.k12.ia.us
Andy Richardson
Assistant 8th Grade Boy's Basketball Coach
West Elementary
515.228.3890 ext. 5123 ajrichardson@ballard.k12.ia.us
Michael Nordeen
7th Grade Boy's Basketball Coach
Kyle Howard
Assistant 7th Grade Boy's Basketball Coach
Ballard Middle School - Ballard High School
515.597.2815 ext. 3108 khoward@ballard.k12.ia.us
Tron Scott
Volunteer High School Men's Basketball Coach
tronscott5@gmail.com

Men's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Don Sears
Head Men's Golf Coach
dasears48@gmail.com

Men's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Marcelo Irvin
Head Men's Soccer Coach
marceloirvin@hotmail.com
Hoa Tu
Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
tu.hoa@principal.com
Daniel Krause
Volunteer Men's Soccer Coach
djkrauz93@hotmail.com
Andrew Rasmussen
Volunteer Men's Soccer Coach
amr@iastate.edu

Men's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Matt Fjelland
Head Men's Tennis Coach
East Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4133 mfjelland@ballard.k12.ia.us
John Hernandez
Assistant Men's Tennis Coach
john.hernandez@huxcomm.net

Men's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Al Christian
Head Men's Track Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2113 achristian@ballard.k12.ia.us
Darren Herrold
Assistant Men's Track Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2191 dherrold@ballard.k12.ia.us
Andy Richardson
Middle School Boy's Track Coach
West Elementary
515.228.3890 ext. 5123 ajrichardson@ballard.k12.ia.us
Kyle Howard
Middle School Boy's Track Coach
Ballard Middle School - Ballard High School
515.597.2815 ext. 3108 khoward@ballard.k12.ia.us

Men's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Scott Barth
Head Men's Cross Country Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3128 sbarth@ballard.k12.ia.us
Mike Carr
Assistant Men's Cross Country Coach
mcarr@ballard.k12.ia.us
Marian Kohut
Volunteer Men's Cross Country Coach
mkohut507@gmail.com
VACANT POSITION
Head Middle School Boy's Cross Country Coach
Jenna Nosekabel
Assistant Middle School Boy's Cross Country Coach
West Elementary
515.228.3890 ext. 5256 jnosekabel@ballard.k12.ia.us

Softball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Charlie Husak
Head Softball Coach
chusak@ballard.k12.ia.us
Katie Irwin
Junior Varsity Softball Coach
katlynirwin5@gmail.com
Makenzie Ihle
Freshman Softball Coach
ihle.kenzie@gmail.com
VACANT POSITION
8th Grade Softball Coach
Ballard Middle School
Crystal Reinertson
7th Grade Softball Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3121 creinertson@ballard.k12.ia.us

Speech

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Lisa Ronca
Speech Sponsor
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2178 lronca@ballard.k12.ia.us
Rachel Vespestad
Speech Sponsor
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext.118 rvespestad@ballard.k12.ia.us
Shelly Holly
Speech Sponsor
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2216 sholly@ballard.k12.ia.us

Women's Basketball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Kelly Anderson
Head Varsity Women's Basketball Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3204 kanderson@ballard.k12.ia.us
Kelvin Adams
Assistant Varsity Women's Basketball Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3116 kadams@ballard.k12.ia.us
Nathan Smith
Assistant Varsity Women's Basketball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2290 nsmith@ballard.k12.ia.us
Darren Herrold
Freshman Women's Basketball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2191 dherrold@ballard.k12.ia.us
Justin Johnson
8th Grade Girl's Basketball Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3112 jjohnson@ballard.k12.ia.us
Aaron Hill
Assistant 8th Grade Girl's Basketball Coach
aaron.hill1031@gmail.com
Kyle Howard
7th Grade Girl's Basketball Coach
Ballard Middle School - Ballard High School
515.597.2815 ext. 3108 khoward@ballard.k12.ia.us
Charlie Husak
Assistant 7th Grade Girl's Basketball Coach
charlie@totalqualityinc.com

Women's Golf

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Mike Ogle
Head Women's Golf Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2214 mogle@ballard.k12.ia.us

Wrestling

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Steve Mickelson
Head Varsity Wrestling Coach
smickelson@ballard.k12.ia.us
Dillon Combs
High School Assistant Wrestling Coach
dcombs@storycountyiowa.gov
Drake Noftsger
High School Assistant Wrestling Coach
shootatakedown@yahoo.com
Wyatt Towne
High School Assistant Wrestling Coach
wwtowne152@gmail.com
Mike Macki
Middle School Wrestling Coach
West Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4162 mmacki@ballard.k12.ia.us
Michael Murphy
Middle School Wrestling Coach
mmurphy@ballard.k12.ia.us
Dan Warg
Volunteer Middle School Wrestling Coach
East Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4106 dwarg@ballard.k12.ia.us

Women's Soccer

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Brent Emerson
Head Women's Soccer Coach
bkemerson89@gmail.com
Kevin Cole
Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
kkcole@huxcomm.net

Women's Tennis

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Jen Dovre
Head Women's Tennis Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2160 jdovre@ballard.k12.ia.us
Jessica Kowalik
Assistant Women's Tennis Coach
jmkowalik22@gmail.com
Mike Carr
Volunteer High School Women's Tennis Coach
mcarr@ballard.k12.ia.us
Bill Britton
Volunteer High School Women's Tennis Coach
leaves@huxcomm.net

Women's Track & Field

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Scott Barth
Head Women's Track Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3128 sbarth@ballard.k12.ia.us
Jenna Nosekabel
Assistant Women's Track Coach
West Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 5256 jnosekabel@ballard.k12.ia.us
Marian Kohut
Volunteer Women's Track Coach
515.294.8364 mkohut507@gmail.com
Jean Longnecker
Middle School Girl's Track Coach
Ballard Middle School - Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2270 jlongnecker@ballard.k12.ia.us
Corey Vespestad
Middle School Girl's Track Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2294 cvespestad@ballard.k12.ia.us

Women's Volleyball

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Bethany Vier
Head Volleyball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 bvier@ballard.k12.ia.us
Josh Tucker
Junior Varsity Volleyball Coach
jftucker@iastate.edu
Kim Ferguson
Freshman Volleyball Coach
kimfergusonn@gmail.com
Barb Baumgardner
8th Grade Volleyball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2189 bbaumgardner@ballard.k12.ia.us
Matt Fjelland
7th Grade Volleyball Coach
East Elementary
515.220.4306 ext. 4133 mfjelland@ballard.k12.ia.us
Ben McQuade
Assistant Middle School Volleyball Coach
Ballard High School
515.597.2971 ext. 2196 bmcquade@ballard.k12.ia.us
Jodi Howard
Volunteer High School Volleyball Coach
jlp13579@gmail.com

Women's Cross Country

Name Title Phone E-Mail
Scott Barth
Head Women's Cross Country Coach
Ballard Middle School
515.597.2815 ext. 3128 sbarth@ballard.k12.ia.us
Mike Carr
Assistant Women's Cross Country Coach
mcarr@ballard.k12.ia.us
Marian Kohut
Volunteer Women's Cross Country Coach
515.294.8364 mkohut507@gmail.com
VACANT POSITION
Head Middle School Girl's Cross Country Coach
Jenna Nosekabel
Assistant Middle School Cross Country Coach
West Elementary
515.228.3890 ext. 5256 jnosekabel@ballard.k12.ia.us