Track & Field Coaches


 TROY ANDERSON:  HEAD MENS COACH, HEAD DISTANCE COACH

Coach Troy, who is also the Head Cross Country Coach, has been at Eastlake since 2001.  He, along with his wife Jody, have built one of the premier distance programs in the state.  All runners, whether they are an elite athlete pursuing a college career or a new comer to the sport, have felt welcomed and have excelled.  In addition to his duties at EHS, Anderson is also the manager for the NW Region at the prestigious Nike Cross Country Nationals.

 

NANCY PIXLER: HEAD WOMENS COACH, ASSISTANT DISTANCE

Nancy joined the coaching staff in 2012.  She brought with her years of experience, both as a distance runner at the University of Colorado and the expertise of raising four children who all competed in athletics at the college level.  Coach Pixler understands many of the injuries that runners face and also the challenges of balancing student-athlete responsibilities.  

 

DIRK HUEBNER: HEAD SPRINTS COACH

Coach Huebner was named head sprints coach in 2016. He has developed many athletes as an elite performance trainer for over 20 years, and been at Eastlake High School since 2005. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and is extremely dedicated to developing and nurturing the “whole” athlete. 

 

ZACK TRUMBAUER: HEAD THROWS COACH

Zach joined the wolves coaching staff in 2017 after both competing and coaching at the University of Idaho.  Coach Trumbauer, develops our throwers through his vast expertise of technique development and strength training.  He is also a certified personal trainer.

 

MELANIE VERTREES: HEAD JUMPS COACH

Coach Vertrees joined the coaching staff in 2018.  She brings with her a rich and diverse background as a heptathlete at the University of Oregon and as a head coach at Newport High School. As a former Washington State Champion, she specialized in the high jump.

 

MIKE POOLE: POLE VAULT COACH

Since taking over the Pole Vault Coaching role in 2015, Coach Poole has transformed the program and has created one of the top pole vault communities in the state.  His work ethic and dedication to the student athletes is inspiring.  He has the rare ability to coach vaulters at every level, from the beginner to the elite.

 

JEFF HUNTER: HURDLES COACH

Coach Hunter has been sharing his wealth of experience and passion for coaching with Eastlake since 2017.  Jeff was an elite hurdler himself both in high school in the highly competitive state of California and in the Pac 10 as a hurdler at the University of Arizona.  Coach Hunter also teaches Science at Eastlake.

 

JODY ANDERSON: ASSISTANT DISTANCE COACH

Jody, who also serves as the Head Girls Cross Country Coach has been with Eastlake since 2002.  Coach Jody has spent years developing an exceptional strength and injury prevention program for the distance runners.  She has also shared her amazing artistic abilities by creating many of the t-shirt designs that the athletes don.

 

DRAY BAILEY: ASSISTANT SPRINTS COACH

Coach Bailey has been coaching Eastlake sprinters since 2017.  A certified personal trainer and former University of Eastern Washington athlete, Coach Dray specializes in strength and conditioning and starting block technique.

 

EVAN FLAY: ASSISTANT SPRINTS COACH

Coach Flay joined the sprinting staff in 2018. He has coached track for over 10 years and brings a wealth of knowledge not only with experience as a personal trainer, but also with his penchant for track statistics.

 

STEPHAN ELLIS: ASSISTANT JUMPS COACH

In 2019, Coach Ellis joined the Eastlake Coaching staff. Prior to arriving at Eastlake, Stephan was named a four-time All American while competing at Washington State. Stephan will share his expertise in in the horizontal jumps.

 

TROY MORSE: ASSISTANT THROWS COACH

Coach Morse added his strength and conditioning expertise to the Eastlake staff in 2019. He will assist with throws and help guide our athletes in the weight room with his extensive knowledge.

 

CURTIS MCCARSON: MEET MANAGER

A 2010 Eastlake graduate, Curtis ran both track and cross country as a wolf.  In addition to relating well to young runners, Coach McCarson has taken over the role of managing the home meets and running the automated timing system.  He recently became a certified USATF official. 

Eastlake High School
400 228th Ave NE, Sammamish, WA 98074

Contact Coach Troy: ehsxc.coach@gmail.com 

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