Rylan Shebesta is returning for his 10th season as coach of New Richmond's boys and girls cross country teams. Rylan, a former tennis instructor at Beechmont Racquetball Club, also coaches boys tennis in the spring season. Both of the boys and girls cross country teams have won Southern Buckeye Conference American Division Championships the past two seasons. The girls cross country team has won the OHSAA Southwest District Championship (Division II) in 2012 and 2014.
Shebesta was a four-year varsity soccer and three-year varsity tennis athlete at Amelia High School and played tennis for four years at Indiana Wesleyan University. He also coached tennis for three years at Indiana Wesleyan, which won league titles all three years and qualified for NAIA Div. II nationals in two of those years. He also coached boys varsity tennis for Marion (Ind.) High School for two years before returning to Ohio. Shebesta has previously been a tennis instructor at Beechmont Racquet Club and also has coached tennis at Camp Takajo (Naples, Maine), as well as served as the head tennis Instructor at Grant County Tennis Camp (Marion, IN). He teaches Math 10, Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus at New Richmond.