NIKE QUOTECoach Jeffrey Kuhn

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During my college years, I worked with the Kearney High School's Track and Field Team in Nebraska as their Sprinting Coach. During that time, we were ranked fifth in the Nation by Sports Illustrated and by U.S.A. Track and Field Magazine. I had the opportunity to be coached and mentored by one of the nation's highly recognized coaches, Roger Mathiesen.  Under his direction, I have taken my experiences as an athlete and a coach to build fundementals in sports and life with my students and student athletes.  I attribute my success to his philosophy of accountability for your actions and having a dedicated program with high expectations.  I find this to be applicable, not only in sports, but in life as well.

My coaching career in Mesa Public Schools has brought me to love a variety of sports and a wide range of athletes.  I enjoy working with student athletes and pushing them to their potential of greatness.  And when athletes think they have given their all, I find even more for them to give.

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In 2009, I took over as Head Coach for the Kino Cross Country Team.  We placed first in the Western Conference Championship Meet and also became the Mesa City Champions for the first time in over 30 Years!  Subsequently, I did the same in 2011 at Poston Junior High where we placed the top three runners to win both the Eastern Conference and the City Championship Meet.

Past years we have taken the city championship with authority by the boys and/or the girls.  Last year the Stapley Boys were City Runner up with the girls finishing in third.   We had a great season and hope to repeat each year with even more success.  With hard work and dedication we will be able to perform at a high level.

 

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"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

                                                                       Steve Prefontaine

RECORDS AND TOP 10 CITY MEET RUNNERS

2013

GIRLS  -  CITY CHAMPIONS

2. MACKENZIE BAIRD  3. ISABELLA HUISH  5. HALEY MALONEY  7. SUMMER SMITH  8. SARA SVOBODA  9.DEVYN MENNENGA

BOYS  -  RUNNER UP

1. [11:06] MICHAEL DRISCOLL   8. CONNER NEILSON  10. JACE MILLER

2014

GIRLS  -  CITY CHAMPIONS

2. MACKENZIE BAIRD  3. SARAH MARSKE  4. MADDIE LAMAREAUX  5. CARLENE HAMILTON  6. SARA SVOBODA  10. JASMINE PITTS

BOYS  -  CITY CHAMPIONS

1. CARSON KLEPINGER [11:00]  3. CARLOS BECK  4. CONNER NILE  5. AARON SUMMERS  6. LUKE GARDENHIRE    8. RYAN MAYBERRY  9. CARLOS VALENZULEA  10. GEORGE DRISCOLL

2015

GIRLS  -  CITY CHAMPIONS

2. SARAH MARSKE  3. LAUREN WILLIAMS  4. KAILEY WELCH  8. RYLEE JOHNSON  9.  PRESLEY MERRILL  10. ANNA STRATFORD

BOYS  -  CITY CHAMPIONS

7.  REMY VESPAZIANI  8. CHRISTIAN SANCHEZ

2016

GIRLS -  FOURTH PLACE

9. KIERSTEN RULE

BOYS  -  CITY CHAMPIONS

1. [11:27] HARRISON EVANS  3. ALEX RUSK  9. BLAKE BAIRD 

2017

GIRLS - THIRD PLACE

BOYS - RUNNER-UP