Coach Jeff Dishman 2003-2007 HOME Return to Coaches
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Coach Dishman was hired in 2002 as a Rule 10 (non-teaching position) basketball coach. He had previously coached at Mission Valley (Eskridge) from 1987-1992. He was active in various youth basketball programs after that time. He was a Kansas University basketball letterman in the 1982 & 1983 seasons. His first game for Kansas was a nine point, six rebound effort made more noteworthy by the competition provided that day. He was playing against North Carolina with legendary players Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins and James Worthy. He had been a star player at Hutchinson Juco and in high school at Medicine Lodge.
Under his guidance Hayden finished over .500 for the first time since 1993. The school returned to the CLASS 4A State Tournament in 2005. His teams were known for great effort on the court and dedication to being competitive once again with the Class 5A & 6A teams in the Centennial League. Hayden was able to finish in the top four in the newly expanded 10 team league in Coach Dishman's last 3 years. He resigned after the 2007 season because he was no longer able to devote as much time to the job as he thought was necessary. His assistant coach, Ted Schuler, was hired as his replacement.