WAYNE – With the start of the Wayne High boys golf season in late March, the Blue Devils will look to improve each time they take the course.
As Josh Johnson took over the bowling program, Andi Diediker took over boys golf. Diediker is the current fifth grade math teacher and has been with the district for three years.
He grew up in Wayne and played golf all four years for the Blue Devil boys golf program.
“It was really important to me in high school,” said Diediker. “When that position opened up, I was just kind of naturally interested in it. Because participating on the team and having the opportunity to coach it was a good opportunity for me.”
Casey Brentlinger will be volunteering with the boys golf program as there are 13 golfers on the Wayne High boys team.
Junior Tanner Walling is the lone state returner from two years ago during his freshman season.
Coach Diediker added the guys were able to participate in a few summer duals and triangulars this past year.
“Where they had arranged for another school to come down,” Diediker added. “They just kind of went out and played on the course. Just a way to kind of get them some competition. It wasn’t anything mandatory so depending on what was going on might not have had a full squad. They were still able to get on the course and get a little competition.”
WHS will open their season on Monday, March 29 at 10 a.m. during the West Point-Beemer Invite from Indian Trails Country Club in Beemer.
A total of 13 outings will highlight the Wayne High boys golf schedule.
The lone regular season home competition will be on Thursday, May 6 at 9 a.m. while the Wayne High boys golf team will also host districts on Monday, May 17 (NSAA).
Coach Diediker mentioned he’s seen a really competitive squad.
“If they continue to work hard, we have the benefit of hosting districts this year,” Diediker. “I think it’s a team that can definitely compete for a district championship or at least a spot at state if they continue to improve throughout the year.”
The Mid State Conference invite will be hosted at the Norfolk Country Club on Saturday, April 24.