MEET THE COACHES

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Kyle Morgison
head Coach

kyle.morgison@usd497.org
a/v production teacher

Coach morgison is a product of Lawrence High School, graduating in 2006. He was a part of the 2005 squad that placed 4th at state and the 2006 track & field team that won the 6a state championship. he would go on to compete at johnson county community college (jccc) for two years.

Coach morgison started his coaching with the runlawrence distance project in 2014 working with middle school-aged students. he was later hired as an assistant at LHS in 2016. He was named head coach after the 2021 season.

Coach morgison wants nothing more than for runners to have fun, be competitive, and accomplish something that they didn't think they could accomplish. 

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Laura Brensing
assistant Coach

laura.brensing@usd497.org
physical education teacher

coach brensing is from great bend, kansas where she was a part of the 2001 state championship team. she would later go on to receive her teaching degree from the university of kansas. Her first three years as a teacher were at KC-Bishop Ward High School where she was also the head cross country coach.

In 2015, coach brensing took a P.E. position at LHS and became an assistant coach under coach Anderson. She was named head coach in 2016. For five seasons, brensing helped recapture the culture of lawrence high cross country. she stepped down at the conclusion of the 2021 season to take on an assistant role.

coach brensing loves seeing runners excel and finding a love for the sport that helped her become who she is today.

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jacob kucza
Assistant Coach

jacob.kucza@usd497.org
4th grade teacher

coach kucza is another home-grown alum who graduated from lawrence high school in 2005. he grew and excelled during his time as a chesty Lion athlete and continued his running career into college. he ran for a year at neosho county community college (Nccc) before heading to emporia university where he would receive his teaching degree. 

in 2015 coach kucza became an assistant xc coach at emporia high school where he worked with future ku and emporia state runners. his work and contribution to the program helped him become the head coach of the emporia middle school track & field team in 2022. With ambitions of moving, Kucza and his family moved back to lawrence where he will continue to help coach cross country.

Coach kucza is ready to see how and where he can help to take lawrence high school back to the top of the state!