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Our 5th year of safely and successfully coaching throwers in the off-season. Our sessions are open to any and all athletes wishing to learn or improve in the throwing events. Contact Paul if you have questions --firstname.lastname@example.org --(612) 708-8717Register for Event
Paul has been a successful throws coach at the high school level for 16 years. In that time, he has coached over 30 state entrants, 16 all state athletes, and 4 state championships. Of the 40 athletes on the Armstrong High School Top Ten lists for girls and boys shot put and discus, Paul has coached 26 of them. He has coached all four of the school record holders. His throwers hold three of the four of the section 6AA throwing records. In 2015, Paul was the coach of the AAU shot put national champion. He has had the opportunity to work with and learn from two of Minnesota's all-time great coaches (Lynne Anderson and Dick Mulkern). Paul is the founder and director of Minnesota throw coach. Mnthrowcoach athletes have dominated the Minnesota state tournament. In the last four years mnthrowcoach have helped over 50 athletes qualify for the state tournament and has help develop 14 state champions. Paul is a USATF Level 1 certified coach.
Flight Deck Coach / Former University of Minnesota Vault Coach
University of Minnesota Men's Pole Vault Coach 11 years, former coach at St. John's University 5-years, Tech High School 3-years, Armstrong High School 5-years, and University of St Thomas 1-year. Steve began vaulting in 7th grade. While at St Louis Park high school Steve placed 7th at state twice and had a PR jump of 14'. Steve earned All-American honors twice while at North Central College in Illinois. An advocate for girls in sports; Steve co-lead the original movement that led to girls getting to pole vault in Minnesota. Steve coached the first girls' State Champion in the event; the first MN girl to clear 11'. At the UofM, Steve has coached athletes to 6 Big 10 titles, 4 runners-up and 6-3rd place finishes. Steve has also coached 6 All-American performances, including Moorhead native Brock Spandl (17'3, 2010 D1-All-American), Jack Szmanda (17'5, 2010 D1-All-American), Ben Peterson (18'0 PR, 2011 D1-NCAA All-American and National runner-up), Zach Siegmeier (18'1 PR, 2014 D1-NCAA All-American), and most recently the 2015 Indoor Heptathlon NCAA CHAMPION Luca Wieland (16'5 PR). Now in his 23rd year in education, Steve is the Assistant Principal at Minneapolis North. Steve is USATF certified Level 1, level 2 jumps, level 2 endurance, certified coaches-education instructor, and has begun level 3. Steve has a lifetime PR jump of 17'4, cleared 16'+ for 16-years in a row, and was the 2012 USA Masters Outdoor Champion. Contact Steve with questions (763-458-2932) or (email@example.com).