Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Ziegler has 15 years of experience as Varsity Coach and Mrs. Newman has several seasons as the assistant Junior Varsity Coach. 

Mr. Ziegler



Finished 2nd among the schools in our Monroe division

Program Expectations:

The WHS Panther Chess program is designed to let students develop their playing skills in chess and to experience competition associated with higher levels of play.  Students compete according to EPC rules and USFC game standards.  There are 7 Varsity Boards and 5 Junior Varsity Boards.  New to the 2021 season is the adoption of virtual match play through Lichess-based environment.


Off-season program:

Pre-season practice begins in October.