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Coaches, Managers, Captains, & Staff

Coaches

 

Kelly Snyders - Head Coach/Director of Strength & Conditioning

Bachelor of Science, Biology

Master of Science, Animal Science-Physiology

Certified Personal Trainer

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist

Integrative Biomechanical Trainer Specializing in Athlete Performance

Applied Nutritionalist

Holistic Health and Wellness Practitioner

Applied Athletic Training

Former Veterinary Nurse and Minor Surgery Clinician 

Current High School Sprints and Pole Vault Coach

PFTC Head Coach & Co-Founder

University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Track and Field Athlete

University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Cross-Country Athlete

 

Sprint & Hurdle Coaches

Alan Brown - Sprints

Bachelor of Arts, Business & Marketing

Personal Trainer

Current High School Football and Track & Field Coach

University of Oklahoma Sooners Track and Field Athlete & Record-Holder

Roman Cress - Sprints

Bachelor of Arts, University of St. Thomas

Personal Trainer & Pro Coach

2008 & 2012 Olympic 100m & sprinter, Marshall Islands

University of St. Thomas Track and Field Athlete & Record-Holder, Hall of Fame Inductee

Helen Wyse-Johnson - Sprints

Bachelor of Science, Uniabidjan Côte d'Ivoire

Licensed Daycare provider

Côte d'Ivoire Talented and Decorated Sprinter

Ethan May - Hurdles & Sprints

Technical Coach, focuses on individual and group mechanics

Personal Trainer

PFTC Platinum Athlete

Current High School Football and Track & Field Coach

Stan McClure - Sprints, Jumps, Multis

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Bachelor of Arts, Paralegal

USATF Level I Certified Coach

USATF Level II Certified Coach

Personal Trainer

Minnesota State University Mavericks Track & Field Athlete & Record-Holder, Hall of Fame Inductee

Retired Professional Track & Field Athlete, Team Nike

Evan McClellon - Sprints

Current 100 meter record holder, State of Minnesota

200 meter 2nd fastest time ever run, State of Minnesota

USATF MN's 2016 Male Athlete of the Year

2016 USATF Junior Olympic All American, 100m & 200m

PFTC Athlete Alumni

Iowa Central Tritons Track & Field Alum

Ellen McDaniel - Hurdles, Sprints, Jumps

Bachelor of Arts, Sociology of Law, Criminology and Deviance

Master of Science, Criminal Justice and Public Administration

USATF Level I Certified Coach

Personal Trainer

Bilingual - Spanish

PFTC Head Hurdle Coach

Hamline University Pipers Track and Field Athlete

Ken Morrison - Sprints

Bachelor of Science, University of Northern Iowa

Former High School Football Coach

University of Northern Iowa Panthers Track and Field Athlete

University of Northern Iowa Panthers Football Athlete

Zach Nelson - Sprints & Relays

College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Graduated High School with Highest Honors

National Honor Society Highest Honors

PFTC Athlete Alumni

Current University of Minnesota Golden Gopher Track and Field Athlete

Jon Rummels - Sprints, Relays, Hurdles, Jumps

Bachelor of Arts, Western Illinois University

Personal Trainer & Pro Coach

Record-Holding Sprinter, Indiana

Tenured Track & Field Coach, 25+ years coaching sprints at Illinois and Minnesota High Schools

Coaching Stats: 

-History of state and national champion/record-setting in ALL sprint events and relays

-First high school boys indoor 4x200m relay to ever break 1:30.00

-2016 Rio Olympics - 100m athlete

-Men's 2017 All-American 17/18 4x100, 1st podium appearance for a MN sprint relay in 20+ years & fastest time ever run by a MN high school boys 4x100 relay

-Largest number of national qualifiers annually in sprint events and relays

-1st National sprint event champion ever from MN, 2018 Men's 17/18 200m with the fastest time ever run by a MN high school male of 20.69, an improvement of 0.75s from MSHSL state and 0.19s from national record (20.5).  Athlete also placed 3rd in the 100 meters at Nationals with a 10.54 improving his HS 100 by 0.16, and ran 9.99s anchor leg in 4x100 - combined split between 3rd and anchor of 19.33s.  He was named to the 2018 Track and Field News All American Team in the 200 meters, 5 other National Champions from MN in 60 years of USATF - all in distance or throw events, athlete received 2018 USATF Men's 17-18 athlete of the year award

-Very high recruitment and placement in college programs - 2017 & 2018 placements alone include Florida Gators, Air Force Academy, UofMN Gophers, UK Jayhawks, UW Badgers, Oberlin College, Butler, SPIRE Institute, UConn, MSU, William Penn, NDSU, University of Iowa Hawkeyes, UND, SDSU, SFU, Iowa State, Hamline, St. Thomas, Xavier, and more

Mitchell Sledge - Sprints

Bachelor of Arts, University of Illinois

Master of Science, University of Illinois

Current High School Football and Track & Field Coach

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Track and Field Athlete

University of Illinois Fighting Illini Football Athlete

Liz Teynor - Hurdles & Sprints

Student at Clemson University

Personal Trainer

Current High School Football and Track & Field Coach

University of Oklahoma Sooners Track and Field Athlete & Record-Holder

Naris Uzzell - Sprints, Relays, Long Jump

Iowa Central Tritons Track & Field Alum

PFTC Athlete Alumni

2011-2015 National Qualifier, 100m, 200m, & Long Jump

Hans Wucherpfennig - Mid-Distance/Distance, Sprints, Strength

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

USATF Level I Certified Coach

Mid-Distance & Distance Coaches

Casey Halbmaier - Mid-Distance/Distance, Inclusive

University of St. Thomas Tommies Track and Field Athlete

Ben Jacobs - Mid-Distance/Distance, Inclusive

Coe College Pipers Track and Field Athlete

Laura Jacobs - Mid-Distance/Distance, Inclusive

Grinnell College Track and Field Athlete

Barb Morrison - Mid-Distance/Distance

Bio on it's way!

Mike Ryan - Mid-Distance/Distance, Inclusive

University of St. Thomas Tommies Track and Field Athlete

Robby Williams - Mid-Distance/Distance, Inclusive

University of St. Thomas Tommies Track and Field Athlete

Jump Coaches

Austin Delaney - Horizontal Jumps, Hurdles

Minnesota's All-Time Track & Field Records in LJ & TJ

6-time All-American Athlete in High School

Collegiate All-American in Triple Jump

South Plains College Texans Track & Field Athlete

Current High School Jumps and Hurdles Coach

Keysha Grute - Pole Vault

Info coming soon!

Denzell Oats - All Jumps & Multi-Events

2011 USATF Junior Olympic All American, High Jump

2013 USATF Youth Outdoor National Champs Podium, HJ & LJ

PFTC Athlete Alumni

Minnesota State University Mavericks Track & Field Alumni

Coaching Stats:

-multiple national HJ qualifiers

-highest podium placements ever obtained by MN jumpers including 2nd at 2018 Nationals

Derek Schmale - Long Jump

Info coming soon!

Sarah Silbert - Horizontal Jumps, High Jump, Sprints, Hurdles

PFTC Athlete Alumni

University of Augsberg Auggies Track & Field Athlete

Ed Stuart - Horizontal Jumps, High Jump, Sprints

Personal Trainer

CARIFTA Games Gold Medal Long Jumper

3-Time Bahamian National Champion Long Jumper

Minnesota State University Mavericks Track & Field Athlete & Record Holder, Hall of Fame Inductee

Member of the Bahamian Track & Field Olympic Team

Retired Professional Track & Field Athlete, Nike

Coaching Stats:

-Too numerous to name!  Suffice it to say almost 

 

Throw Coaches

Chad Blank - Shot Put, Discus, Hammer, Weight

USATF MN Masters Athlete

PFTC Platinum Athlete

Jim Ferrell - Javelin

USATF MN Masters Athlete

PFTC Platinum Athlete

Devin Snyders - Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer

Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Personal Trainer

Current High School Throws Coach

PFTC Head Throws Coach & Co-Founder

Trained Coach at SPIRE Institute, Geneva, OH

Pat Tracy - Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer, Weight

Bachelor of Arts, Psychological Sciences and Sociology

Master of Science, Education and Sports Administration

PFTC Athlete Alumni

Current Throws Coach, Western Michigan Broncos

Coach Pat comes on the field whenever he's in town!

Gustavus Adolphus Track & Field Athlete

Managers

Jennifer Donahue & Tammy McClure - Co-General Managers

TBD

Shannon Bry - Team Manager

TBD

Keysha McClellon - Team Manager

TBD

Captains

Joseph Fahnbulleh, Senior

TBD

Brendon Snyders, Senior

TBD

Joseph Donahue, Junior

TBD

Calista Snyders, Junior

TBD

Maddie Tadewald, Junior

TBD

Jackson Thoe, Sophomore

TBD

Lola Wucherpfennig, Freshman

TBD

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