Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Josh Perkins

Coach Perkins is beginning his 12th year of coaching baseball at South, the last 10 years as head coach. He has also coached football for those 12 years which included 4 years as defensive coordinator. In his 9 years as head coach, the Falcons are 133-70 which includes 5 state tournament appearances including two 3rd place finishes (2012 and 2015) and one state runner-up (2013). 

Prior to coaching at Olathe South, Coach Perkins was an assistant at BV Northwest for 1 year. He was also a graduate assistant coach at Rockhurst University in 2005 under current head coach Gary Burns. 

Josh is a graduate of Rockhurst University where he has a degree in Organismal Biology and a masters degree in Secondary Education. He played baseball at Hutchinson Community College and Rockhurst College. He is a proud alumnus of Olathe South where he played for his father, long time baseball coach Don Perkins. 

Josh lives in Olathe with his beautiful family which includes his wife of 9 years Emily, 6 yr old daughter Kinley and sons Reed (3 yrs) and Jack (2 yrs).

Assistant Coach - Chris Borchers

Coach Borchers is beginning his 15th year as a baseball coach at the high school level. He has coached the D team, C team, and JV teams and currently is in his 3rd year as the varsity assistant coach. He also coached 1 year at Lawrence Free State high school. Chris has taught mathematics at Olathe South for 15 years. He has also been an assistant tennis coach at South for 10 years.

Chris was a 2 year varsity letterman in baseball at Wichita North High School. 

He is married to his wife of 14 years, Jamey, and has 3 children, Corbin(9), Carson(7), and Kinley(4).

JV Head Coach - Reed Howard

Coach Howard is beginning his 8th year coaching baseball at Olathe South. He is currently the head coach of the JV team at South. He has also been an assistant football coach at South for 6 years. 

Reed graduated from Washburn University with a degree in Biology. He has a Masters degree in Teaching from Baker University.  He played baseball at Washburn from 2005-2007. Coach Howard is a proud graduate of Olathe South in 2005 where he played baseball and football.

Reed lives in Olathe with his wife of 6 years, Megan, and his two sons Owen(2) and Grant(1).

C Team Head Coach - Codi Willard

Coach Willard is in his 3rd year of coaching baseball at Olathe South, all of which have been as the C team head coach. He has also coached football at South for those 3 years. Prior to coming to South, he coached 2 years of baseball at Olathe North and 2 years of football at Blue Valley North.

Codi is a graduate of Olathe North where he played football and baseball. He has a Liberal Arts degree and played college football at Central Missouri. He is currently finishing up a teaching degree at WGU.

Codi has an 8 year old son, Kaden.

D Team Head Coach - Joe Reed

Using the sport of baseball as a platform to impact the lives of others, Coach Reed started his baseball coaching career back in 1994.  Through the “ripple effect” we have on those who we influence, he has worked with over 600 players as a coach or private instructor in Missouri, Kansas, Illinois, and Kentucky.  He has had the privilege of personally training 43+ players that have signed to play baseball professionally including MLB pitchers Mark Buerhle (retired) and Ross Detwiler. In addition, many of Coach Reed’s former players are actively coaching at some level of baseball.  Reed is a former college coach of over 20 years with stints at both NCAA and NAIA institutions to include Lindenwood University, Asbury College, Transylvania University, University of Kentucky, FCA National Baseball, and Ottawa University. In 2010, Reed’s Ottawa University team won the KCAC Championship and was named Coach of the Year.  While as a college coach, Reed assumed duties as pitching coach, hitting coach, fielding instructor, catching instructor, base-running coordinator, strength and conditioning supervisor, and recruiting administrator.  Coach Reed grew up in the St. Louis area and has played every position but finally settled in as a pitcher.  Reed has served as an instructor at Ozzie Smith’s Sports Academy, Memorial Sports Complex, Advanced Baseball Academy, Building Champions, and Diamond B. As a high school player, Reed played select travel baseball for former MLB players Ron Hunt (Mets), Dwight Gooden (Mets), Bucky Dent (Red Sox), and Mark Littell (Cardinals and designer of NuttyBuddy) whose team compiled a 210-15 record in 3 seasons. Coach Reed played baseball on scholarship at William Jewell College from 1992-1996 winning HAAC Championship in 1994.  After college, Reed signed a professional contract with St. Louis Cardinals but unfortunately due to a vehicle accident, he was unable to fulfill that contract and retired from playing.  After rehab, the Cardinals made Coach Reed an area scout and Reed is still active in helping his friends who are MLB scouts. Coach Reed continues to conduct private lessons in all facets of the game. 

Reed holds a B.S. degree in Exercise Science with Athletic Training in addition to a M.S. degree in Health and Human Performance with an emphasis in Biomechanics and Sport Administration.  

Reed is an active member at Olathe Christian Church while he resides in Olathe with his wife (Vonny) and his two sons, Caleb (14) and Nolan (8).