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UofM Gopher High Jump Coach
University of Minnesota Men’s High Jump Coach 3rd year, former coach at Champlin Park High School for 4 years, Medford Middle School and High School for 1 year, Minnetonka Middle School 2 years. Kevin began high jumping in 9th grade. While at Rib Lake High School (WI) Kevin was a 3 time state qualifier in the high jump. Kevin placed 7th as a Sophomore, 2nd as a Junior , and was the state champion as a senior. Kevin had a PR jump of 6’10 ¼” in high school. Kevin earned All-American honors twice while at the University of Minnesota. Kevin was also a 4 time Big Ten champion in the high jump. Kevin had a PR of 7’ 3 ¼” and qualified for the US Olympic trials in 2006. During Kevin’s first year of coaching at the UofM all of the high jumpers (including multi-event athletes) set PR’s in the high jump. In Kevin’s first 2 years he coached one Big Ten champion, two Big Ten runners-up, two 3rd place finishes and an All-American in the high jump.
UofM Gopher High Jumper
Nick was the 2012 MSHSL State Meet Runner-Up. In 2016 Nick placed 3rd Indoor and 5th outdoor at the Big 10 championships. Nick has a current PR of 7'0.5". Nick is studying Business and Marketing Education with a focus on sales.
Flight Deck Coach / Former University of Minnesota Vault Coach
Steve coached the University of Minnesota Men's Pole Vault 11-years, St. John's & St Ben's 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 coached athletes to 13 Big 10 conference titles, 9 All-American performances, 2 Olympic Trials Qualifiers, and 1 NCAA Champion. Some of these athletes include 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-All-American), Luca Wieland (2015 Indoor Heptathlon NCAA CHAMPION 16'5 PR). Now in his 24th 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).