PMS Coaching Staff


Tommy Church– Pelion Middle School Football Coach
Pelion Middle School Wrestling Coach

Patrick Smith– Coach Smith has been teaching for 14 years. This is his 4th year at Pelion Middle School and he will be teaching 8th grade Science. This is his 4th year coaching football as well at Pelion Middle School. Coach Smith has been coaching baseball and/or football for about 20 years and played college baseball at Ohio State – Newark. 


Amy Rankin Coach Rankin is the current Athletic Director at Pelion Middle School and head volleyball coach of the Lady Panthers. Coach Rankin has a passion for volleyball and enjoys teaching the fundamentals of the game to young players. This is her 3rd season at PMS. In the off season, Coach Rankin continues to coach volleyball for Intense Volleyball Club.


Chandler Waskin- Coach Waskin is the current middle school head cheerleading coach. She is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with this being her second year in the Lexington area. Back in PA, Coach Waskin cheered for ten years, coached cheerleading for two, and was a Hip Hop dance instructor for one. This is her first year coaching at PMS and she is excited to share the basics and fundamentals of cheerleading with the squad. She is enthusiastic about stunting and dance choreography in particular. Coach Waskin would like to thank Coach Lindsay for helping this year and bringing the same love of the sport to the squad. 


David Daleen– Coach Daleen is the head coach for our boy’s basketball team. Coach Daleen is from Marshall, Missouri.  He has taught Alternative Education History, Life and Physical Science, and English from 2013 -2020. He has only been teaching for 7 years and graduated college from Missouri Valley College in 2012. Coach Daleen coached football from 2013-2017 and coached track from 2016-2020, both at Marshall High School, in Missouri.  He coached football at Missouri Valley College from 2008-2012 and also has been coaching little league football on and off from 1990-1990.