Former WHS coach, teacher John Vargo dies in Florida

Word has been received of the death in Florida of John Vargo, former teacher and golf and basketball coach at Wayland High School.

Vargo came to Wayland during the 1973-74 academic year from Cassopolis. He coached the varsity basketball team to one of its better seasons, with a 16-6 overall record, featuring AlanLettings, Pat Wilde, Paul Heckert, Rick and Randy Mauchmar, Cody Niemchick and Russ McCarren.

He coached two more seasons before resigning. He also guided the varsity golf team.

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