STATE CHAMPION COACHES HALL OF FAME
Sponsored by the Mustang Booster Club, the Mustang State Coaches Hall of Fame continues to recognize high school athletic coaches that have led one or more teams to a state victory.
Ed Timm 2006-CURRENT
Ed is currently a Social Studies and Physical Education teacher here at MVCHS, starting with the district in 2006. He became Boys Basketball Head Coach in 2006, and during his short 7-year tenure as coach has reached a state title in basketball -- a title that came 39 years after the school’s first state basketball title - and the first state title in any sport - in 1973. His record through 2012 is 100-44. His team was also Conference Champs in 2012, and Coach Timm was named 2012 Gazette KCRG All-Area Basketball Coach of the Year.
This year marks Timm’s seventh year of leading the Mustangs. His high school coaching experience also includes four years at West Liberty and one at his native Tipton High School.
Most of his 26 years of experience came at the college level, including at Cornell from 1996 to 2004.
The Hall of Fame ceremony will honor both the first Hall of Fame inductee from 1973 for a boys basketball State Championship, Bob Landis, and the most recent Championship with Ed Timm.
Sue Deibner 1997-present
Sue, currently a Spanish teacher at MVCHS, has been Girls Cross Country head coach since 2003, with her team earning State Championship honors in 2008. Sue earned Conference Coach of the year in 2013.
Prior to 2003 she was assistant coach with Roger Johanson from 1997 to 2002 for both the boys and girls High School Cross Country teams. During her tenure Sue and Roger shared honors for all the Conference, State Runner-up and State Championship success of the Mount Vernon Cross Country Program.
The Girls team was Conference Champs in1998, 2000, and 2008.
In addition Sue sponsors the Spanish Club and Spanish trips.
Bob Kintzel 2007-2011
Kintzel coached girls High School Basketball from 2007 to 2012. During his 5-year tenure he compiled a record of 102-19. The Mustangs won a State Championship in 2010, then were 3A runners-up in 2011.
The bulk of that team graduated in 2011 but Mount Vernon went 17-5 and repeated as Wamac Conference East Division champions the next winter.
Kintzel coached the Mustangs to three league championships, an Eastern Iowa Hawkeye Conference title in 2008, then Wamac Conference East Division crowns in 2011 and 2012.
Kintzel earned nine coach of the year awards from various media outlets from 2010-12. He was twice honored as Iowa Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Coach of the Year and was selected as the Gazette/KCRG coach of the year in 2011.
Roger Johanson 1996-2011
Roger was Head Coach for Boys Cross Country from 1996 to 2011, Head Coach for Girls from 1996 to 2002 and Assistant Girls Coach from 2003 to 2011. During his 16-year tenure he built a very successful program; tripling his team from just 20 participants his first year.
He is being honored for his State Championship title for Boys Cross Country won in 2005. In the past 16 seasons, Mount Vernon-Lisbon has qualified teams for state 14 of those years. The team was State Runners-up 2001, 2003, 2004, and Conference Champs 1988, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2011.
Among his awards are Class 3A Boys Coach of the year in 2005 and NE Regional Coach of the year 3 times (years).
Roger also served on the Mount Vernon School Board from 1994 to 1999. He is a professor at Coe College.
Jeff Schwiebert 1982-2001
Former MV superintendent, athletic director, teacher and coach, Jeff Schwiebert started at Mount Vernon schools as a student teacher in 1980. During his 20-year baseball coaching tenure he earned a record of 379-256 and led the Mustangs to a state championship in 1997.
In addition his teams earned 7 conference championships, 9 sub-state final appearances,3 total state appearances including Runner-up in 1995 and 3rd place 1999. His teams have a 6-2 state tournament record, eleven 20-win seasons and two 30-win seasons.
Schwiebert was also an assistant coach in HS football from 1982 to 2000, and HS Boys basketball head coach from 1985 to 2002 earning a 201-171 record and qualifying for State in 2002 (making it the first appearance since 1973), Middle School basketball coach and a High School class sponsor.
He taught Social Studies at Mount Vernon High School for 22 years, was Athletic Director from 1990 to 2002, and Superintendent for 7 years. Jeff is currently Superintendent at North Scott School District.
Bob Meeker 1978-1993
Bob is a MVCHS retired social studies teacher, teaching from 1971 to 2006, and head Girls Track Coach from 1978 to 1993. During his 15-year tenure he coached his team to a State Class 2A Championship in 1985 -- our school’s first, as well as Linn County’s first, appearance at the Girls State meet.
The Class 2A title capped an extremely successful year for the MV girls track team, which also won the Solon Invite and finished 2nd in 9 other meets. The Mustangs qualified for three events in the Drake Relays, a first in MV Girls Track history. Several school records were set this year, including records in the long jump & 100 meter dash. At state MV won the 100 meter dash, the 4 x 200 meter relay, the sprint medley and the 4 x 100 meter relay – 2nd place in the long jump, 4th in the 400 meter dash and 5th in the shuttle hurdle relay.
In addition Bob also coached a variety of sports including Middle School track, boys basketball, and volleyball. He was also head High School Girls Softball Coach from 1978 to 1987 and High School Student Council sponsor.
Shirley Ryan 1972-2010
Shirley taught Physical Education at both Mount Vernon’s Middle School and High School from 1970 to 2002, and coached HS Volleyball at Mount Vernon from 1972–2010. During her tenure she compiled a record of 829-331-114, currently holds the record for IGCA coach with most wins in the state of Iowa, led the High School Volleyball team to 15 conference titles and seven state tournament appearances, won state championships in 1984, 2009, and 2010, and was State Runner-up in 1985, 2007 and 2008.
Shirley was honored as the State Coach of the Year in volleyball three times, was inducted into the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2012 and was a finalist for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2009.
In addition to her coaching duties, Shirley served as a liaison to the Volleyball Advisory Board from 1988-94. She was also a member of Iowa Girls Coaches Association, All-State Selection, and All-Tournament Selection Committees. She was director of the Mount Vernon Youth Volleyball Camp for 25 years. Within the school district Shirley was also Girls Tennis Coach from 1979 to 1984 and a GRA and Cheerleading sponsor.
Her coaching honors include 2008, 2009, and 2010 Wamac East Coach of the year, IGCA 2007 3A Coach of the year, IGCA 2009 2A Coach of the year, IGCA 2010 3A Coach of year, IGCA 2008 3A NE District Coach of the year, IGCA 2009 2A SE Coach of the year, IGCA 2010 3A NE District coach of year, 1996 Pathfinder Award for NAGWS, IGCA Senior All Star Classic Coach 1986 and 1994, NHSACA Iowa finalist for National Volleyball Coach Award in 2009, NFHS Central Section Coach of the Year.
Jim Bellamy 1970-2006
Jim Bellamy is being honored for four state championship wins - three in football and one in boys track. Bellamy’s career as a Mount Vernon head football coach spans back to 1970, his first season as coach and science teacher at MVCHS.He led the Mustangs on the gridiron for the next 37 seasons with teams that won three State titles and made the playoffs 20 times. The Mustangs won over 74 percent of its football games. Bellamy compiled a 268-93-1 record at Mount Vernon and is currently in the top ten winningest coaches in the state of Iowa with a total record of 320-127-4.
In his fourth season, in 1973, the Mustangs earned their first of what was to be 16 league (conference, then district) titles. In his 37 seasons, the teams were league champs or runner-up 26 times. In 1973 the Mustangs also earned their first state accolade, a year after the Iowa High School Athletic Association’s playoffs began. The team was Class 2A state runner-up that year.
The next season, in 1974, the Mustangs were Class 2A State Champions, their first of three titles during Bellamy’s tenure. Mount Vernon also earned 1st place football state championship status in 1993 and 1994. In Bellamy’s 37 seasons, his teams were State runners-up five times (in 1973, 1978, 1989, 2002 and 2003).
Bellamy has received numerous honors for his coaching, including induction into the Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1985.
In addition to football he also led the MVCHS boys’ track and field team from 1971 to 2006, winning a team State Championship in 2005. His teams had many successful individual athletes, and was State Runner-up in 1974 and 1982. Bellamy was named Coach of the Year for Track in 1991. His teams were Conference Champs seven times in ‘74, ‘78, ‘79, ‘80, ‘81, ‘96, ‘04.
For a 10-year stretch Bellamy coached the High School girls’ basketball team, leading the Mustangs to the school’s first state girls basketball appearance in 1984.
In addition Bellamy was also a Middle School wrestling coach. He taught high school here until retiring after the 1998-99 school year, and retired from coaching in 2006.