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
4 days ago New St. Louis Suburban Conference Track and Field Alignment (FYI)
As we have talked before, this is just so ridiculous. First, they force us into arbitrary confer...
4 days ago 2019 cross country season
Putting a system in place where we find a way to qualify the most deserving kids to state rather ...
25 days ago weather
I think 50s and cloudy with no breeze is as perfect as it gets for distance running. I've seen m...
29 days ago New Parkway Central Course vs. Sioux Passage?
Being very familiar with every step at Parkway Central and even with the new course, I still thin...
1 month ago NO GPS WATCHES IN RACES NOW?
I will echo what most people here are saying. This rule is just plain ridiculous-so, therefore, ...
2 months ago Heat
Personally, I don't think we take heat serious enough. I've said this over and over, but I don't...
2 months ago 5 Classes for Cross Country
I wasn't a fan of us going to five classes in track and I'm still not a fan of it after seeing it...
2 months ago Parkway Central's New Course.
bantazmo, I've updated my course maps page with the new Parkway Central map. [url=http://nort...
3 months ago Congratulations to Courtney Frerichs
Awesome job and congratulations to Courtney Frerichs for breaking the American record in the stee...
4 months ago Eliminate District Prelims
Agreed. Let's get rid of the district meet.
4 months 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...
5 months 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...
5 months 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...
5 months 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 ...
5 months 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...
5 months ago District Schedule Change
@dashton81 IF there is updated information it would be sent out to the schools and I presume that...
5 months ago District Schedule Change
So it was just announced that our district (Class 5, district 1) has changed the schedule to move...
5 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-...
5 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...
5 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...
5 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...
6 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...
6 months ago District Time Schedule(s)
@dashton81 Not all of them have time schedules posted yet.
6 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...
7 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...
11 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...
1 year ago Course Map database?
@CoachTerry I have been putting together course maps on my website. The courses are ones that we...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
2 years 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...
3 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...
3 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...
3 years ago Lafayette Lady Lancer Meet
[quote=JimBeatty]@bantazmo My tech expertise is somewhere between hieroglyphics and cuneiform in ...
3 years ago Early Bird Meet at Parkway Central
Despite the weather it was a fun meet. Enjoyed the format. Thanks for hosting!
3 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...