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Boys CC Lawrence Central


Girls Lawrence Central Cross Country


Meet Coach Ball

Boys Head Coach - Chandler Ball

Coach Chandler Ball is the Head Boys’ Cross Country Coach at Lawrence Central. Coach Ball was a Cross Country and Track athlete from 2006 when he started running at Belzer Middle School until he graduated from Marian University in 2017. During High School at Lawrence Central, Coach Ball was an All-State Cross Country finisher 2 years in a row and set the 3rd fastest time in LC history. He was also an All-American in the Distance Medley Relay and National Champion in the 4 x 1600M Relay. Both of those times are state records. At Marian University, Coach Ball was a 4-time All-American and 6-time national qualifier in Track and qualified for the National Cross Country Meet every year.

After graduating from Marian University, Coach Ball began coaching at Belzer Middle School where he led the boys to their first Marion County Championships since 2008. For the 2018 and 2019 seasons, Coach Ball has been an assistant coach at Lawrence Central where he helped send multiple boys and girls to the Regional meet and had the team’s first Semi-State appearance since 2014. As the Boys’ Head Coach, the team continues to improve and had another athlete go to the semi-state meet in 2020.

Coach Ball is currently an Information Technology Instructor at the McKenzie Career Center where he teaches Computer Science and Computer/Networking Certification classes.

If you are interested in joining Cross Country, please contact Coach Ball at or follow @LCBearsXC on Twitter! Go Bears!

Chandler Ball
MCIT Information Technology Instructor
LC Head Boys Cross Country Coach
P – 317.964.8000

Meet Coach Golden

Girls Head Coach - Wendy W. Golden

I am entering my 28th year teaching Art and coaching in Lawrence Township.  I started my career teaching and coaching at Craig middle school where I coached Cross Country and Track for 15 plus years in addition to some seasons of Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball.  I also spent 7 years coaching Track at Lawrence North. This will be my first year back in 7 years after waiting for my youngest to start high school.  I come from a family rich in the running tradition. My husband, brother and father all coach Cross Country and Track.  In my collegiate career I ran at the Division I level.  I continue to train for half marathons.  I’m excited to get Lawrence Central Bears excited about running in high school and hope they enjoy it enough to continue running for the rest of their lives.