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CCHS names three more head coaches

CCHS names three more head coaches

February 28th, 2019 by News Tribune in Sports Prep

Three coaches have been added to the athletics staff at Capital City High School starting this fall.

Kelsey Vogler will lead the volleyball program. Robert Roling will coach girls tennis, with Roger Whittler taking charge of the boys tennis team.

"These three coaches bring tremendous experience that we believe will help foster their respective programs at Capital City High School," CCHS principal Ben Meldrum said in a news release. "We are excited to have them join our activities team as we promote a positive vision and direction for CCHS both on and off the court."

Vogler has worked with the Jefferson City High School program at various levels for the past six seasons, including varsity, JV, assistant freshman and head middle school coach for both Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark middle schools.

"Kelsey is passionate about volleyball and possesses a great deal of knowledge and experience, which will serve her well in her role with CCHS," CCHS activities director Robert Ndessokia said. "She is going to bring exciting, forward-thinking ideas to Capital City and put us in an excellent position for our student-athletes to excel."

Vogler has been a teacher with JCPS for seven years.

Roling brings more than 25 years of tennis coaching experience to his position.

He served as the varsity coach at Jefferson City from 1987-2009 and coached the Helias teams from 1984-87. In his time with Jefferson City, Roling was nominated several times for the JCPS Teacher of the Year award.

"Bob has served Jefferson City High School as a teacher and coach in the past," Ndessokia said. "He brings outstanding skills in working with students as well as establishing relationships with our student-athletes."

Whittler joins the CCHS staff after serving as a volunteer tennis coach at the high school level for several years.

Captain Whittler retired from the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 2018 after serving 31 years in various roles, ranging from Trooper to Director of Career Recruitment.

"We are extremely excited to have Roger on staff, he will bring solid experience and a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to our program," Ndessokia said.

Capital City has already named head coaches for boys and girls cross country, football, boys and girls golf and softball. Additional head coaches will be named in the upcoming months.

The school will open this fall with freshmen and sophomore students only. With the exception of football, all activities will compete at the varsity level in the school's first year.