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Joe Volk

Joe Volk

Starting my 36th year of coaching track and cross country (31st at St. Mary’s)

Athletic Background  

St. Bernard High School (1975-1979): Varsity Track and Cross Country 1st race = Oct 1, 1975: 2 mile XC @ Centinela Park, Ingelwood, CA (13:31, 19th place JV)                                                                                                        University of Oregon (1979-1980): Eugene Running Company Track Club Best Race = Nov. 1979: Gales Creek Marathon (2:51:19, 1st place 19 & under)                                                                                                                      Loyola Marymount University (1980-1984): NCAA Cross Country and TAC Track Club  Best Race= Nov1980: WCC Conference Championships (36:57, 3rd team All-conference)

Southern Oregon Runners (1989-present)  Last (competitive) race = June 1996: Hayward Classic 10,000 (39:50, 1st place 30-35)

Coaching Background  

ASEP certified (2000)

USATF Level I Certification (1988 & 2017)

USATF Level 2 Certification (2017)

NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification (2016)

NFHS First Aid Health & Safety for Coaches Certification (2016)

OSAA Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Certification (2016)

Oregon Department of Education-Anabolic Steroids & Performance Enhancing Substances Training Certification (2016)

USOC Safe Sport Certification (2017)

USATF Coaches Registry (2017)

During the 30 years at St. Mary's my T&F program has had:

  • 271 Boys & Girls Individual League/District Champions
  • 450 State Qualifiers
  • 297 State Medalists
  • 63 State Champions
  • 4 State Team Titles (09, 10, 11, 12)
  • 2  State Team Runner-up
  • Oregon Dairy Farmer's "Got Milk" Sweatshirt recipient 2011
  • 16 Boys & Girls Top 10 Oregon Dairy Farmers finishes

During the 28 years at St. Mary's my XC program has had:

  • 13 Boys and Girls Individual District Champions
  • 174 State Qualifiers
  • 25 State Medalists (Top 10)
  • 4 State Champions
  • 4 State Team Titles (07, 08, 09, & 15)
  • 2 State Team Runner-ups (13, 14)
  • 8 State Team Trophies (Top 4)
  • 15 State Team Top 10 Finishes
  • 18 Boys & Girls Top 10 Oregon Dairy Farmers finishes

Coaching Honors

  • 8x XC District Coach of the Year
  • 3x T&F League/District Coach of the Year
  • 4x OACA Girls XC Coach of the Year
  • 5x OACA Girls T&F Coach of the Year
  • NFHS National Girls XC Coach of the Year (2010)

Sports Related Background

XXIII Summer Olympics Gymnastics (1984) Duties: Electronic Media Monitor

 

Los Angeles Kings Hockey Team Public Relations Dept. (1984-1987) Duties: maintaining and disseminating statistics, gathering of post-game quotes for visiting writers, running the shots-on-goal board, writing articles for the Kings’ magazine

 

Youth Program Director Southern Oregon Sizzlers (1989-2000) Duties: Overseeing the administration of the SOS Youth XC age-group teams, uniforms, entries, fundraising, traveling, chaperoning, and coaching

 

Race/Meet Director

  • SBHS Alumni XC Meet (86)
  • Tough As Nails 10 Mile (88-93)
  • Crusader XC Invitational (88-present)
  • S.O. Sizzlers Summer XC Series (89-10)
  • S.O. Sizzlers Jingle Bell Run (89-91)
  • RRCA Honda Kids “I Did It’ Run (90)
  • USATF Oregon Association Jr. Olympic XC Championships (96)
  • District 6 XC Championships (98, 01-present)
  • Crusader Relays (99-present)
  • SOCCA Chinese New Year 5k Run (08-12)
  • Run Track Town Youth League Regional Qualifier (14-present)
  •        Volkslauffe25km USATF Oregon Association Championship & 5km Run (January 2018)

 

Tracktown 2012 Olympic Trials Youth Leadership Camp     Duties: Chaperone and presenter for 60 high school track athletes who would participate in a 4 day leadership experience. Supervised participants who were not only a part of the Meet Operations Team, but heard guest speakers share their personal experience regarding the development of leadership skills.

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