LIFT COACHES

Head Coach Matt Krich – Throws, Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer, and Weight
719-761-1874 / mk.jcoach215@yahoo.com
Coach Matt has been involved in Track & Field as an athlete since 1979 as an athlete and as a coach since 1986.  Matt is a USATF Level 1 & 2 Certified Coach, he is also a Certified USATF Official.  As an athlete, he was ranked eigth in the nation in the javelin as a college athlete and currently ranked in the top ten Nationally in all five throwing events, including the throwers pentathlon as a Masters athlete.  Matt has also successfully competed in many other events such as pole vault, high jump, as well as the decathlon.  Matt has coached athletes at all levels from youth, five HS State Champions, Junior college state and national qualifiers and champions, Division I, II, and III college national qualifiers and champions.  He has alsocoached seven athletes competing in the Olympic Trials, with two making their Olympic teams.  Coach Krich takes great pride in coaching young athletes who have little or no experience and developing them into champions.  His primary focus is teaching/training proper technique with an emphasis on having fun.  Matt strongly believes in developing the complete athlete, physical, mental, technical, all to develop a highly competitive athlete.  He encourages all athletes to set their goal high and push past them, and think towards their futures at the next level.
Coach Mike Caton – Sprints, Relays and Hurdles
719-351-7556 / catonmike@msn.com
Mike Caton has 17 years of Track Coaching and experience. 
Mike is a USA Track & Field Level II Certified Coach for sprints, hurdles, and relays. 
Some of his credentials and accomplishments include:
Instructor for Track and Field Coaches Academy-Colorado Springs
Masters’ degree in Exercise/Sports Sciences
Coached numerous high school state champions and finalists.



Coach Anderson Miller - Hurdles and High Jump
734-915-3842 / Miller3x3@gmail.com

Coach Miller is entering his seventh year coaching track and field at Colorado Springs Christian Schools (CSCS) under Coach Mike Canton.  He has been fortunate to coach 3A state qualifiers every year in hurdles, sprints, relay teams, and jumping events.  He has also coached student athletes in California and Michigan for six years prior to moving to Colorado. 
Coach Miller ran all the Men's hurdle events from 60m to 400m as a youth, high school and college student athlete, for various teams in California, Michigan and Nevada. He completed in Long jump, Triple Jump and High Jump during his high school and college years as well.


Coach Danny Marsh - Distance
danny.marsh32@gmail.com/719-482-6397
Coach Danny Marsh has been involved in the track and field world for the last ten years. Nine of those years he was competing as an athlete including four years as a division 1 athlete at Lipscomb University. He specialized in the 800 meter sprint while in college, but also ran the 1500 meter and cross country. In high school he was a three time state champion with gold medals in the 4x400, 4x800 and open 800 meter. He spent the 2018 season working with the athletes at Colorado Springs Christian High School. His main focus is teaching his athletes proper form to avoid injury and run efficiently. Danny also emphasizes the importance of listening to the body and understanding when to work hard and when to rest.


Coach Kobi Rex - Multi Events Decathlon/Heptathlon
kobirex@gmail.com
kobi.rex@asd20.org
Kobi Rex is a coach who has just as much previous experience as he does passion to help athletes develop and pursue their dreams through high school, college, and beyond. Kobi was a 3-time age group all American in high jump and decathlon, went on to be a Mountain West Conference champion at the Air Force Academy, and collected 4 Academic All American designations throughout his college career. Kobi is getting married this summer and enjoys spending time with his fiancé Mikel.



Coach Ed "Spook" Halik - Pole Vault
Coach Ed “Spook” Halik – Pole Vault   spooker@aol.com
Coach Spook coaches at Palmer Ridge HS but also coaches other HS PV from around the district.  He also runs a Winter PV program called "Above the Bar"  He is a Certified USATF Official, he and his crew help run the PV event at many meets throughout the year. He has coached many state qualifiers and champions.

Coach Faith "Chew" Stephan - Pole Vault
fdchew04@gmail.com
Pole Vault coach at Discovery Canyon Campus DCC