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Athletic Director

Don Dones

Mr. Dones graduated from Hanover College with a degree in Science and obtained his MA in School Administration from IUPUI. After 31 years at Plainfield teaching 8th Grade Science/Biology and coaching Volleyball, Basketball, and Track (middle and high school levels), he transitioned into the full-time role as Athletic Director. Don and his wife Tammie, live in Clayton along with daughter, Helen, who attends Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Phone: 317-838-3975     Email: ddones@plainfield.k12.in.us

Assistant Athletic Director

Nathan Ellis

Mr. Ellis graduated from Franklin College with his Bachelor's Degree in secondary education where he played football and baseball for the Grizzlies. He earned his Master's Degree from University of Indianapolis in Educational Leadership. Mr. Ellis has taught 7th/8th grade Social Studies for 7 years. During that time he coached Football, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, and Baseball (middle and high school levels). Nathan and his wife, Kaitlin, reside in Plainfield with their newborn daughter.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: nellis@plainfield.k12.in.us

Athletic Department - Administrative Assistant

Darla Homan

Mrs. Homan is one of many Plainfield High School graduates to work within the school corporation. She graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Speech Communications and Public Relations and obtained her MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. After working as a Supply Planner/Buyer for RCA for several years, she decided to stay home with her children. She has been employed with the school corporation for eight years. She and her husband Bill reside in Plainfield with their three daughters.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: dhoman@plainfield.k12.in.us

Athletic Trainer

Megan Nichol

Megan graduated from New Mexico State University with a BA degree in Athletic Training. Originally from Arizona, she recently moved to Indiana to be with her new husband Kyle. Along with working at the middle school, Megan is one of the Athletic Trainers at the high school as well.

Email: mnichol@plainfield.k12.in.us

Baseball 7 - Head Coach

Position currently open!

Baseball 8th - Head Coach

Golf - Girls’ Head Coach

Swimming & Diving - Girls’ & Boys’ Head Coach

Charlie Mennonno

Mr. Mennonno is a graduate of IUPUI with a degree in General Studies and Minors in Mathematics and Computer Science. He also earned his Masters in Education from Marian University. He has been teaching Mathematics for 12+ years. He played four years of baseball competing in the NAIA District 21. Charlie spent many years coaching baseball, soccer, basketball, and volleyball. Charlie and his wife Ann, live in Plainfield along with their daughter, Eva, who attends Plainfield Community Middle School and Son Nolan, who is currently serving our country in the Army Reserves.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: cmennonno@plainfield.k12.in.us

Basketball 7th - Boys’ Head Coach

Wes Woodson

Mr. Woodson is in his 22nd year at PCMS. Wes spent his first 13 years in the classroom teaching Social Studies. Wes, for the last 9 years has been in the guidance department at PCMS. Wes and his wife Angie have three daughters Ruby, Reese and Hollis. Wes has coached Cross-Country, Track, and Basketball at middle and high school levels throughout his time with Plainfield Schools.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: wwoodson@plainfield.k12.in.us

Basketball 7th - Girls’ Head Coach

Lisa Jackson

Lisa Jackson is an Indiana State University graduate where she majored in Biology and minored in Earth/Space Science. Lisa was a member of the Sycamore's Track and Field team for 4 years. Mrs. Jackson has taught and coached in Plainfield since 2009. She earned her masters degree from Olivet Nazarene University in 2014. Lisa, her husband, and two daughters live in Plainfield.

Phone: 317-839-7711     Email: ljackson@plainfield.k12.in.us

Basketball 8th - Boys’ Head Coach

Jon Adams

Coach Adams graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. Jon has been teaching 5 years and coaching basketball and football at the middle school and high school levels for 6 years. Jon and his wife Abby, live in Speedway and are expecting their first child this fall.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: jadams@plainfield.k12.in.us

Basketball 8th - Girls’ Head Coach

Mike Harper

Coach Harper graduated from Center Grove High School (‘89) and Ball State University (‘93). He’s been coaching for 18 years and also coaches Baseball at Plainfield High School. He and his wife, Laura live in Plainfield with their 5 kids, Emma, Tyler, Claire, Audrey, and Gretchen.

Email: mharper@plainfield.k12.in.us

Cheer - Head Coach

Angela Blevins

Mrs. Blevins graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Elementary Education with Middle School Math and Social Studies endorsements. She then received a Master's Degree from Ball State University in Mathematics Education. She was a cheerleader throughout middle school, high school, and college. She has coached cheer in Pendleton, Danville, and Plainfield. Angela and her husband Israel, is a math teacher at Avon High School, live in Avon.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: ablevins@plainfield.k12.in.us

Cheer - Head Coach

Lauren Siefert

Ms. Siefert graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Vocational Family and Consumer Science Education. She previously taught at Milan Jr./Sr. High School and Batesville High School. She was a cheerleading coach at Batesville Middle School for 2 years and assisted with the high school program at Batesville as well. Ms. Siefert began teaching Family and Consumer Science at Plainfield Community Middle School in 2017. Lauren and her dog Ollie, live in Plainfield.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: lsiefert@plainfield.k12.in.us

Cross Country - Girls’ & Boys’ Head Coach

Julia Crone

Mrs. Crone is a 7th grade Social Studies teacher at PCMS. Julia has been a runner since age 11, when she joined her middle school cross-country team. She went on to be a state qualifier in both cross-country and track and obtained a scholarship to run at Indiana State University. Here she ran her fastest mile in 4:56.7. Julia also runs a girls’ club called Chats and Crafts at PCMS and volunteers at Pier 14 at PCC. Julia and her husband Ty live in Plainfield, along with sons, Conor and Reid.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: jcrone@plainfield.k12.in.us

Golf - Boys’ Head Coach

Joe Vandewalle

Mr. Vandewalle graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and from IUPUI with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. He followed that with a Master's degree in Elementary Education. Mr. Vandewalle has been a 6th grade teacher at PCMS since 1992. He has coached 7th Grade Girls’ Basketball and Cross Country. This is his second stint at coaching MS Golf. Joe and his wife Erin reside in Martinsville, IN with their children Eliza and Finnegan. Eliza attends Ball State University and Finnegan Plainfield High School.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: jvandewalle@plainfield.k12.in.us

Football 7 - Head Coach

Joe Gauck

Mr. Gauck is from Greensburg (IN), graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Elementary Education, and obtained his Masters in Education from Olivet Nazarene. He has been teaching 15+ years. Mr. Gauck has taught Math, English, Social Studies, and Science throughout his tenure at PCMS. He coached Basketball and Track, but spent the most time with his passion...Football. Joe and his wife Sara live in Plainfield with their three children, Lucy, Madden, and Tillman.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: jgauck@plainfield.k12.in.us

Football 8 - Head Coach

Josh Estridge

Coach Estridge graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Kinesiology. This is his seventh year teaching Health and Physical Education at Plainfield High School. Besides middle school football, Mr. Estridge also coaches the JV Boys' Basketball Team at PHS. Josh and his wife Kristin live in Greenwood.

Phone: 317-839-7711     Email: jestridge@plainfield.k12.in.us

Soccer - Boys’ Coaches

Joel Mauris & Jacob Apollos

Coach Joel and Coach Apollos have 15+ years of experience playing and coaching! Coach Joel, a former semi-pro keeper in California and Utah, is employed by PHS and works with his son's club team during the off season. His son, Alfredo, will be attending college to play soccer in the fall and his daughter, Katie, begins her training for the medical field. Coach Apollos is a 10 year science teacher (eight at PCMS) and recently became coordinator of the new IDEALab. In his free time he works with the high school youth group at Mt. Gilead church, leads the PCMS FCA, and is Head Coach of the PCMS Red Pride Robotics teams.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: japollos@plainfield.k12.in.us

Soccer - Girls’ Head Coach

Christian Kline

Mr. Christian Kline has been a coach with the Girls’ Soccer program for the last five year taking over the program from Brien Warner in 2018. Chrisitan is married to his wife Gayle of 24 years and has 3 children Camryn, Audrey and Braden. The girls are attending Grace College,and UIndy. Braden is a Junior at Plainfield High School.

Email: ckline@plainfield.k12.in.us

Softball 7 - Head Coach

Position currently open!

Softball 8 - Head Coach

Position currently open!

Tennis - Boys’ Head Coach

Tennis - Girls’ Head Coach

Brian Planker

Brian Planker graduated from Center Grove High School (‘86) and then Hanover College (‘90) with a B.S. in English. He earned his M. Ed. from Indiana Wesleyan University in (‘95) and has taught 7th/8th grade English at PCMS for 29 years. Brian coached Varsity Baseball at PHS 13 years, MS Basketball 6 years, and Boys’/Girls’ MS Tennis for 25 years. He has four children: Annie, Paul, Mae, and Bryn.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: bplanker@plainfield.k12.in.us

Track - Boys’ Head Coach

Denise Williams

Coach Williams graduated from Purdue University with a BA in Secondary English Education, and earned her MA in education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been teaching for 18 years and has coached Cross Country and Track for a combined 16 seasons over the years. She lives in Avon with her husband (an ELA teacher and Cross Country coach) and their two sons, Devin and Dylan.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: dwilliams@plainfield.k12.in.us

Track - Girls’ Head Coach

Megan Meyers

Coach Meyers is a 6th grade language arts teacher at PCMS. Although she comes from a big track family, her primary sports growing up were volleyball and tennis. After graduating from Shelbyville High School, Coach Meyers attended Ball State University and earned her Bachelor's degree in elementary and special education. She taught special education in Mooresville before landing her dream job at Plainfield. Apart from teaching and coaching, Coach Meyers loves to read, travel, and spend time with her family.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: mmeyers@plainfield.k12.in.us

Volleyball - 7th Head Coach

Theresa Dellinger

Mrs. Dellinger is a graduate of DePauw University and began her teaching career after completing the MAT program at the University of Indianapolis. She taught freshman English at Decatur Central High School for 10 years, and coached 7th grade Volleyball, JV Basketball, and Varsity Volleyball during that time. She is a lifelong resident of Plainfield, and came to teach at PCMS in 2015. She lives with her husband Steve, sons Jake and EJ, and sweet pup Molly.

Phone: 317-838-3966    Email: tdellinger@plainfield.k12.in.us

Volleyball - 8th Head Coach

Liz Giesting

Coach Giesting graduated from IUPUI and has been teaching for 6 years. The upcoming 2019-20 school year will be her 3rd year at PCMS and her 4th year coaching Volleyball. Coach Giesting enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her dogs. She can’t wait to start the new school year and a new Volleyball season.

Phone: 317-838-3966     Email: egiesting@plainfield.k12.in.us

Wrestling - Head Coach

Position currently open!