Coaching Staff

Head Coach – Drew Smith


Drew Smith has been the head coach of both the Boys and Girls tennis teams since their 2018 seasons. He helps run the Olathe JTL team during the summers, part of the KCJTL league, which he has been doing since the summer of 2018. In the past Drew has been an assistant coach at Topeka High School, and he attended Lawrence Free State High School, where he was a moderately successful Varsity level tennis player.

Being a head tennis coach has been part of Drew’s career dream since he graduated high school, and he is very excited to be fulfilling that dream at Olathe Northwest!

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Assistant Coach – Girls – Johanna Falls

Johanna Falls has been the assistant coach for the Girls Tennis Team at Olathe Northwest since the 2016 season. She is high energy and likes having fun.  As the school social worker at Olathe Northwest, Coach Falls provides a wealth of knowledge and support to our athletes and is especially skilled on improving the mental approach to tennis.  Coach Falls is also a member of the ONW Girls Basketball Staff.  She attended Olathe South High School where she earned letters in three different sports. 

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Assistant Coach – Boys – Kelsey Kaestner

Kelsey Kaestner has been the assistant coach for the Boys tennis team since their 2020 season. She played tennis throughout middle and high school as a varsity player for Lee’s Summit North. Kelsey also worked at Hilltop Racquet Club throughout her time in high school serving several area tennis pros. She is the Speech-Language Pathologist at Olathe Northwest. 

Kelsey is so excited to be a part of the ONW Boys Tennis program, as it has been a dream of hers to get involved in coaching tennis from the time she was hired at the school!