Free State’s Bob Lisher earns Lifetime Achievement award

photo by: Mike Yoder

Free State head coach Bob Lisher is pictured Friday night during a 6A sub-state game vs. Haysville-Campus.

Free State coach Bob Lisher was recognized for his illustrious career this past weekend.

Lisher, who announced his plan to retire after the final game of 2018, received the Lifetime Achievement award at the Simone Awards ceremony. Seniors Keenan Garber and Jax Dineen, along with junior Turner Corcoran, were named to the All-Simone team, as well.

The Firebirds recorded a 10-1 record for the second consecutive season before eventually falling in the 6A quarterfinals. It marked the seventh straight year that Free State had made it to the quarterfinals.

Lisher, who is the only head coach FSHS has ever known, compiled an overall record of 148-85 in 22 seasons at the helm. The program won five Sunflower League titles and made 18 playoff appearances in the Lisher era, including a runner-up finish in 2008.

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