Head Coach, Wiley Wright

Wiley Wright has been Head Coach of the Shawnee Mission East Lancers since 1985. This makes Wiley the longest tenured head coach at East.

Wiley served as an assistant coach at the University of Kansas from 1978 to 1980. Additionally, he served as a graduate assistant for the U.S. Olympic team in 1980.

In 1990, 1995, 2005, 2014 and 2016 Wiley was named the Kansas Boys 6A Swim Coach of the Year. He was awarded the NAIA Coach of Character Award in 2015.

Diving Coach, Betsy Anderson


Betsy Anderson coached diving at SME from 1985-2004 and rejoined the team as Dive Coach in 2007.

Anderson was named the Kansas Boys Swim Coach of the Year in 2004. A graduate from Iowa State, she has taught Physical Education and Science in the Shawnee Mission School District. Currently, she teaches Physical Education at Crestview Elementary.

Swim Coach, Colby Dischinger

Colby Dischinger has been a Swim Coach at Shawnee Mission East since 2010.

He was a 2-time High School All-American swimmer and was named Kansas’s City Star “Swimmer of the year for 2002.” While attending Blue Valley North, his team won State all four years and he held 2 State records.

Dischinger swam for and was a graduate of Indiana University and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from KU. He currently teaches Physical Education at Overland Park Elementary School.