Both sides of the state line that splits Kansas City are blessed with some great coaches -- successful, long-term teachers and mentors whose coaching victories are only surpassed by the lives they touch along the way.
During the last year, several of the biggest names in the city's coaching fraternity made news coming or going or just chugging along.
Perhaps the biggest news came in early February when Olathe North announced that it had rehired Gene Wier as football coach in the wake of Pete Flood's resignation 10 weeks earlier.
Wier coached the Eagles for 22 years beginning in 1981 and led the program to six Kansas 6A titles in seven seasons, including three-peats from 1996-98 and 2000-02.
He spent ...