About Me

2005-Present: Head girls track & field and cross country coach at Northwest High School in Cedar Hill.

1998-2004-Head men's and women's cross country/track & field coach at Maryville University

1993-1998-Assistant boys cross country coach and track distance coach at Parkway Central High School

USATF Level I certified coach
Member MTCCCA, USATF

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
13 days ago Eliminate District Prelims
Agreed. Let's get rid of the district meet.
18 days ago Changes to the State Meet
While I think that Jefferson City High School has a beautiful facility, I'm not a fan of having t...
1 month ago Funny, strange, memorable moments at State....
I have one odd story about travel to state. This was around 8 or 9 years ago and we were caravan...
1 month ago Funny, strange, memorable moments at State....
Great Stuff Jim! Keep them coming! I meant to talk to you at the end of the sectional meet, but...
1 month ago Change Needed: Moving the 3200 for the State Series
@westmo Those that know me would say I'm a bit more "old school" in my thinking and I agree with ...
1 month ago Change Needed: Moving the 3200 for the State Series
Our district just announced today that the 3200 is being moved to the beginning of the meet at 10...
1 month ago District Schedule Change
@dashton81 IF there is updated information it would be sent out to the schools and I presume that...
1 month ago District Schedule Change
So it was just announced that our district (Class 5, district 1) has changed the schedule to move...
2 months ago Feast or famine in girls distance running
@coachebert You make some great points, but while I'd be for modifying times, trying to do it 24-...
2 months ago The addition of Girl's Wrestling
@bantazmo I can tell you that there is a pretty big interest in girls wrestling at our school, bu...
2 months ago Rules on Cooling Aids in the Heat
@Appraiser25Y Thanks for your feedback. It's going to be pretty extreme Saturday and I want to d...
2 months ago Rules on Cooling Aids in the Heat
With the weather this weekend forecast to get into the 90s, I'm pretty concerned about the impact...
2 months ago District Time Schedule(s)
@Hays I see a a pro and con for prelims. On one hand it forces athletes to run extra heats, whic...
2 months ago District Time Schedule(s)
@dashton81 Not all of them have time schedules posted yet.
2 months ago District Time Schedule(s)
As far as I know they're not their. I've been looking on there for the last week and nothing has...
3 months ago Topic for Discussion - Varsity/JV Crossover
Mike- I've thought about this before and think it would be a beneficial idea for development o...
7 months ago State Cross Country Meet to Move to Columbia in 2019
I love the move to Columbia in general as I think it's a better city to have state with easy acce...
9 months ago Course Map database?
@CoachTerry I have been putting together course maps on my website. The courses are ones that we...
9 months ago New St. Louis Suburban Conferences for Track
When I first saw this information from my AD yesterday I was shocked at how short sighted it is a...
10 months ago New Venue for State.
I've never been a big fan of Jeff City for cross or track and hate that our state CC course is at...
11 months ago World Championships....
I agree with you. I’ve enjoyed the Olympic Channel. I’ve never liked the NBC coverage-if it...
1 year ago Odd combination state medalists
Four years ago I had a girl make it to state in the shot put, discus, long jump, and was a member...
1 year ago Rain
Personally I’d have no problem making up the meet on a Sunday. I’d rather do that then have ...
1 year ago Ads
The ads do suck, especially if you are a paying member. Good thing my extensions on my browser b...
1 year ago Performance of the Week #3
There were some excellent performances this weekend and I was mightily impressed by Deja Ingram...
2 years ago NAIA Nationals near STL.
If they haven’t changed the course since my college teams ran there, you better have a bike if ...
2 years ago xc course measurement?
I have always used a wheel and I try and measure off the miles and kilometers on the course. A f...
2 years ago NCAA Division 1 Finals
Also congratulations to Ashley Henderson, former Hazelwood Central sprinter, who finished 2nd in ...
2 years ago Time for 5 classes in xc
[quote=Hays]Under the current class structure guidelines: Class 4 1100 and up Class 3 425 - 10...
2 years ago Time for 5 classes in xc
[quote=palmtree]Big_Al_2112@palmtree Class and district assignments for cross country are alw...
2 years ago hypothetical "super sectional" question based on this year's district 2 results
I would be all for this method of having a hybrid place/time qualifying system. We need to find ...
2 years ago musings on attending a class 4/5 district track meet
I’ve always disliked the idea of making athletes have to perform at a high stakes level 3 weeks...
2 years ago Just a question for MSHSAA about District Entries....
Couldn’t agree with you more. I’ve been saying this for a few years now. There is no reason...
2 years ago Class 5, Sectional 1 Girls 3200m Run
[quote=Hays]In the near future, you will not be able to get an automatic qualifier if you continu...
2 years ago Class 5, Sectional 1 Girls 3200m Run
So I’ve been watching Class 5, sectional 1 since that’s the sectional we are in and I have to...
2 years ago Lafayette Lady Lancer Meet
[quote=JimBeatty]@bantazmo My tech expertise is somewhere between hieroglyphics and cuneiform in ...
2 years ago Early Bird Meet at Parkway Central
Despite the weather it was a fun meet. Enjoyed the format. Thanks for hosting!
2 years ago Cross Country Classifications
@coachebert Mike, when I was on the advisory board I kept requesting that we should know classifi...
3 years ago Mile Coming Back to the NCAA Outdoor Championships
I like the idea of running the mile, but I’ve always thought it was odd that everyone doesn’t...
3 years ago Congratulations Taylor Werner on Top 5 Finish
Way to go Taylor Werner! Today at the Footlocker nationals Taylor Werner finished 5th in 17:29. ...
3 years ago Northwest Invitational Track & Field Meet
If you are interested in attending the Northwest Invitational on April 9th please fill out the fo...
3 years ago Mind Blowing Stats From State - Question
Coach Casa, The course didn't go down by the lake in Sisson's era, but it did have a toug...
3 years ago Lafayette vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
[quote=BearCatsTrack]Lafayette boys got the job done yesterday. However, I did not expect that th...
3 years ago Mind Blowing Stats From State - Question
[quote=griffinj12]I think it will be very hard to truly compare with all the modifications the st...
3 years ago Girls Class 4, Sectional 1 is TOUGH!
[quote=griffin9222]No doubt! Sectional 1 for the boys is no slouch either.....not as strong on...
3 years ago Girls Class 4, Sectional 1 is TOUGH!
I don’t have to tell any of my fellow coaches or the girls competing in class 4, sectional 1 ju...
3 years ago Lafayette vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
I had the pleasure of being able to watch Lafayette race numerous times this season with being in...
3 years ago Lafayette Article Comment
A very good read and well written. It’s long, but worth the time to read.
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
[quote=Hays]@JimBeatty AS per above, with sectionals, the MSHSAA office decides, not the ADs.[/...
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
As someone who has been around this sport for 40 years, I have always loved cross country in the ...