• Ryan Smith (Head Boys and Girls Coach)

    Coach Smith has been the Head Coach for West Plains High School swim teams since 2017. He has also been coaching Liberty (Mountain View) High School swim teams since 2015. He has 12 years of competitive swimming in Jefferson City, MO in leagues/conferences including USS/USA, YMCA, and Mid-MO. He has 18 total years of coaching experience. He currently teaches in the math department at West Plains after 11 total years at Liberty (8 in choral music/theater and 3 in 7th grade math). He is a graduate of Western Governors University (Master of Arts in Mathematics Education), Drury University (Bachelor of Music Education), and Jefferson City High School.

    (417) 256-6150 ext 6238


    Sheila Sparks (Assistant Boys and Girls Coach)

    Coach Sparks has been the Assistant Boys Coach for West Plains High School since 2017 and Assistant Girls Coach since 2018. She has 21 years teaching experience in Special Education. She is currently the Student Working At Transition Teacher at West Plains High School. Mrs. Sparks has a Bachelor's Degree in Education with certification K-12 and Early Childhood.

    (417) 256-6150 ext 6303