Coaching Staff

Head Coach - Josh Perkins

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Coach Perkins is beginning his 13th year of coaching baseball at South, the last 11 years as head coach. He has also coached football for those 13 years which included 4 years as defensive coordinator. In his 10 years as head coach, the Falcons are 146-79 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 10 years Emily, 7 yr old daughter Kinley and sons Reed (4 yrs) and Jack (3 yrs).

Assistant Coach - Chris Borchers

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Coach Borchers is beginning his 16th 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 4th 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 16 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 15 years, Jamey, and has 3 children, Corbin(10), Carson(8), and Kinley(5).

JV Head Coach - Reed Howard

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Coach Howard is beginning his 9th 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 7 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 7 years, Megan, and his two sons Owen(3) and Grant(2).

C-Team Head Coach - Codi Willard

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Coach Willard is in his 4th 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 4 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 9 year old son, Kaden.

D-Team Head Coach - Tyler Lemke

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Coach Lemke is in his first year as the D Team baseball coach at Olathe South. He previously coached at Olathe Northwest as well as Wichita Southeast.  He played baseball for and graduated from Blue Valley High School in 2010 and went on to attend Emporia State University where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in Secondary Education – Social Sciences. Coach Lemke is currently going to school for his master’s degree in educational administration. He is in his fourth year of teaching. Two years in Wichita where he also coached the Varsity and JV baseball programs at his school and the last two years at South. He teaches U.S. Government and Modern World History at South as well as coaching Freshman Football. He recently got married to his wife, Hannah, in December. As a coach, he wants to shape his players into being very well-rounded individuals on and off the field and will help them develop the passion and grit needed for them to be successful.