All club coaches are volunteers. They are individuals who take their personal time to instruct and coach your child. Without their efforts this program would not be possible.
Here is a list of Olathe Express Coaches:
Coach Eniak- Coach Eniak Mpwo: As an avid sprint runner for over 15 years, he continues to "practice what he preaches" by competing in a number of track events each year.
Coach Missy-Coach Melissa Gore is embarking on 13 years as a Spirit & Performance Coach for OETC Track Club. After competing as a collegiate, Missy has found that volunteering her time with Olathe Express Track Club is as rewarding as competing itself.
Coach Wright-Coach Ervin Wright Long Jump, Distance and Hurdles
Sprint events (track): 100m, 200m, 400m, 4x100m, 4x400m, hurdle events
Jump events (track): long jump, high jump, triple jump
Coach Heather Campbell-Throw events (track): shot put, discus, mini-javelin, javelin
Coach Jeremiah Baer - 400 Meter
Jr. Coach Mackenzie Yost
Coach Victor Simmons
Team parents can volunteer to assist the coaches by:
- Helping with phone calls to team members
- Helping with organization of travel to meets
- Helping at practice set ups & clean ups
- Helping organize the end of the season team party and post-game refreshments.
Any parent, regardless of prior experience, is more than welcome to volunteer to help during practice. The more parents involved, the more the kids will get out of the program. At our AWAY meets, we will generally be asked to act as a co-host. Essentially, we will work with the hosting team to help ensure a smooth an efficient meet operation. In order to achieve this goal, we will need 1 parent per athlete to volunteer. The objective will be to have the parent working for no more than 2 hours during the meet.
At our HOME meets, we will operate the entire meet with volunteers (with the possible exception of event timing). In our experience, assuming full control of meet operation increases the likelihood of an efficient meet. In order to achieve this goal, however, we will need a larger time commitment. As we get closer to a HOME meet, we will discuss this in more detail.