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Minnesota Flyers Track and Field, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization.  The Board of Directors holds monthly meetings that are open to the public with an annual meeting held in August.  Click name to email members of the BOD. 

President Ellen McDaniel

Vice President James Ferrell

Treasurer Derek Schmale

Secretary Hans Wucherpfennig

General Manager/Team Managers Shantel Schmale, Keysha McClellon, Nora Murphy-Johnson, Natalie Harder

Directors Denzel Oats, Jeff Erick, Stan McClure, Tammy McClure

Junior Directors Zeke Clark, George Jackson, Jackson Thoe, Lola Wucherpfennig, Jennifer Heilman

Head Coach/Coaches Committee Chair Kelly Snyders 


2020/2021 Board of Directors

Next Board of Directors Meeting:

All meetings are currently held virtually but remain open to the public.  If you would like to join a meeting, please send your request HERE.  Thank you! 

NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN FOR THE 2021/2022 FISCAL YEAR!  If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, or would like to nominate another individual, please send your nomination via email to: president@minnesotaflyers.com 

(Director positions are a 3 year renewable/flexible commitment.)

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 Our sincere gratitude to our immediate past president, Devin Snyders, for 10 years of dedicated leadership.  We are thankful for all you've done!


Coaching Staff & Positions


Casey Halbmeier, Co-Lead

Mike Pyle, Co-Lead

Jackson Thoe, USATF National Junior Olympic 800m Finalist

Ellen McDaniel, Lead

Elizabeth Teynor

Ethan May

Megan Schwartz

George Jackson, USATF Region 8 110H & 400H Champion, NBI/NBO Champion

Antony Odera, Lead Coach Horizontal Jumps

Denzell Oats, Lead Coach High Jump

Brendon Snyders, Lead Coach Pole Vault

Derek Fisher, Co-Lead Triple Jump

Derek Schmale, Co-Lead Long Jump

Sarah Silbert, Long, Triple, and High Jump

Ed Stuart - Horizontal Jumps Specialist

Wyatt Schmale, USATF National Junior Olympic Long Jump Bronze Medalist
Sprints & Relays

Jon Rummels, Lead

Craig Telshaw

Evan McClellon

Hans Wucherpfennig

Helen Johnson

Stanford McClure

Zeke Clark, USATF 100m, 200m, & 4x100m Champion, NBI/NBO Qualifier

Devin Snyders, Lead Coach Shot Put and Discus

Calista Snyders, Lead Coach Hammer;

Co-Lead Shot Put & Discus

James Ferrell, Lead Coach Javelin

Brendon Snyders, Javelin

Chad Blank, Shot, Hammer, Weight

Pat Tracy, Throws Consultant

Calista Snyders, USATF Multi-year National Qualifier Shot, Disc, Hammer, & Javelin

Brendon Snyders, Co-Lead

Calder Erick, Co-Lead

Kelly Snyders, Co-Lead

Megan Schwartz

Stanford McClure

Calder Erick, USATF National Qualifier Decathlon & Multi-year Champion Open Events
Performance Strength


Craig Telshaw, Co-Lead

Kelly Snyders, Co-Lead

Brendon Snyders

Calista Snyders

Denzell Oats

Hans Wucherpfennig

Maddie Tadewald, USATF Multi-year National Qualifier - Squat Max 410 lbs

General & Team Managers


Shantel Schmale

Keysha McClellon

Nora Murphy-Johnson

Natalie Harder



Zeke Clark, Senior

George Jackson, Senior

Jackson Thoe, Senior

Ruby Pajibo, Sophomore

Jenny Heilman, Freshman

Nolyn Snyders, Junior Captain

Olivia Schomaker, Junior Captain

Wyatt Schmale, Youth Captain

Our captain criteria is stringent, especially since captains are also junior directors on our Board of Directors and help with team rules, policy creation and implementation, and operate as overall liaisons between Flyers athletes and staff.  Captains need to embody the student-athlete role, be positive influences, strongly mentor younger teammates, lead the team with dedication and enthusiasm, and be the essence of what makes us unique - what makes us FLY.  It is a tribute to the character of the athletes in our program that every individual on our leadership council DESERVES to be there.  We are fortunate to have so many positive leaders and role models!  It's with pride we share the above individuals as our 2020-2021 team captains and junior board members!