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
10 days ago World Championships....
I agree with you. I’ve enjoyed the Olympic Channel. I’ve never liked the NBC coverage-if it...
3 months 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...
3 months ago Rain
Personally I’d have no problem making up the meet on a Sunday. I’d rather do that then have ...
4 months ago Ads
The ads do suck, especially if you are a paying member. Good thing my extensions on my browser b...
4 months ago Performance of the Week #3
There were some excellent performances this weekend and I was mightily impressed by Deja Ingram...
9 months ago NAIA Nationals near STL.
If they haven’t changed the course since my college teams ran there, you better have a bike if ...
1 year 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...
1 year ago NCAA Division 1 Finals
Also congratulations to Ashley Henderson, former Hazelwood Central sprinter, who finished 2nd in ...
1 year ago Time for 5 classes in xc
[quote=Hays]Under the current class structure guidelines: Class 4 1100 and up Class 3 425 - 10...
1 year ago Time for 5 classes in xc
[quote=palmtree]Big_Al_2112@palmtree Class and district assignments for cross country are alw...
1 year 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 ...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year 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...
1 year ago Lafayette Lady Lancer Meet
[quote=JimBeatty]@bantazmo My tech expertise is somewhere between hieroglyphics and cuneiform in ...
1 year 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...
2 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...
2 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. ...
2 years ago Northwest Invitational Track & Field Meet
If you are interested in attending the Northwest Invitational on April 9th please fill out the fo...
2 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...
2 years ago Lafayette vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
[quote=BearCatsTrack]Lafayette boys got the job done yesterday. However, I did not expect that th...
2 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...
2 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...
2 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...
2 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...
2 years ago Lafayette Article Comment
A very good read and well written. It’s long, but worth the time to read.
2 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
[quote=Hays]@JimBeatty AS per above, with sectionals, the MSHSAA office decides, not the ADs.[/...
2 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 ...
2 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
[quote=Hays]@JIMKASTEN Jim is, as always, correct. Always respect your elders. A quick MSHS...
2 years ago Class 4 Sectional 1... Help, I'm lost.
You weren’t the only one yesterday! There were plenty of coaches and athletes walking and jogg...
2 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
Here is an easier map to read. I based this off of the map that I was given by the Festus coach....
2 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
[quote=kcolter]Looking at the map there seem to be a number of pavement crossings.[/quote] @kc...
2 years ago Nike National Qualifer-Midwest Regional Questions
[quote=seannunn]Suggest that you don't wear your high school uniforms as I am pretty sure that vi...
2 years ago Time for 5 classes in xc
[quote=quigleyg]Looking at the state XC results from class 1 girls last year I notice that there ...
2 years ago Hancock Meet Observations
Unfortunately spectators are a problem at most meets these days. It drives me a bit crazy that p...
2 years ago Entry Fee for Districts and Sectionals
If you are in a public park setting, where many cross country meets are run, how in the world can...
2 years ago Walker, Texas Ranger
My problem has never been those new kids that come out and have never run before. I can be sympa...
2 years ago IAAF Spike Article About Sophia Rivera
A nice article about Sophia Rivera! http://spikes.iaaf.org/post/how-to-compete-in-two-events-a...
2 years ago Congratulations Colleen Quigley-Qualified to World Championship
Congrats to Colleen Quigley (Nerinx Hall) on finishing third today in the 3,000m steeplechase and...
2 years ago Sisson and Quigley NCAA Champions!
I should also have added to this title that DeAnna Price (Troy Buchanan) is the champion in the h...
2 years ago Sisson and Quigley NCAA Champions!
Congratulations to Emily Sisson (Parkway Central) and Colleen Quigley (Nerinx Hall) on winning NC...
2 years ago Is Grant Fisher a high schooler?
I say you’re a high schooler until you start competing in college in the fall. Age isn’t a g...
2 years ago 1500 Versus 1600
Personally I don’t care what the actual distance is, I just think we should be in line with wha...
2 years ago 1500 Versus 1600
I know that many will disagree with me here, but I have believed for a long time that in high sch...
2 years ago Regional Rep Revisited/Class 5 Sec. 1
I am one that has advocated for change in both track and cross country for a long time, as I have...
2 years ago MSHSAA Dropped the Ball on Class 3-5 State This Past Weekend
I’ve never liked that at times the field events are secondary to the events on the track. If y...
2 years ago Class 5A Sectional 1 Girls 1600m Run
Well if you’re quoting me, then it would be “clearly one of the top 5 milers in the state.”...
2 years ago Class 5A Sectional 1 Girls 1600m Run
Embellished statements? It’s not an embellishment AT ALL. She has the 5th fastest time in Cla...