James Honell -
Coach Honell has been involved with the sport of Track and Field for over 35 years as both a competitor and a coach. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education and Recreation and then his Master's Degree in Education. He has coached at both the College and the High School levels in Southern California. The past 5 seasons he has coached the Long and Triple Jumps at Bishop Kelly High School. He has helped qualify numerous athletes for the state meet where he had 20 State medalists including the State Girls Long Jump Champion, where she also set the State 4A Record with a jump of 18' 10". Coach Honell is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach. Coach Honell is also very active in the Snake River Association of USA Track and Field. He is the Vice President, Club Chair, and a member of the Youth Committee
Lorenzo "Renz" Washington
This is coach Renz’s first season with us. He is a native Floridian and has lived in Idaho for 17 years after serving in the military. He was a two-sport athlete in high school and went on to earn an athletic scholarship in 1984 to attend NCAA Division II Albany State College, an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), in Georgia. In 1984 Albany State had already won 11 SIAC (Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) championships by the time he enrolled. They went on to win three more SIAC championships from 1985 to 1987. Coach Renz excelled in sprints and triple jump and will be working primarily with our sprinters. He is currently working to obtain USATF Level 1 coaching certification.
Payton returns to the Dash as a Coach in the summer. After a successful career as an athlete with the Dash, she currently attends Eastern Oregon University on a Track scholarship and runs the sprints and jumps both long and triple jump. She has always been willing to assist teammates with their technique and jumps so coaching is a natural progression for her. We are excited to have her on the staff. Last summer she guided one of our younger jumpers, that was jumping for the first time, to the National Junior Olympic meet in Kansas.
Coach Darrin has lived in Idaho almost all his Life. He graduated from Borah High in 1984 and Oregon Institute of Technology in 1990 with a Bachelor’s in Business Management where he also played Collegiate Baseball. He also enjoyed playing Rugby and Steer Wrestling. Coach Darrin has always been a gym rat and lifting weights and eventually got certified to be a Personal Trainer. Coach Darrin’s excitement for track first started with his daughter competing in the sport herself. He was such a regular at all the practices and asking great questions about the Sprint discipline that Coach Honell asked him to join the Idaho Dash Track Club as a Coach. He has really come to love the Track atmosphere and being around the athlete’s to help. Coach “D” is currently working to obtain USATF Level I coaching certification.
Coen joined the Dash coaching staff in 2016 and is assisting with our Distance group. Coen ran for Mountain View HS and was a part of their Back to Back Boys State Championship teams in 2015-16. He originally started his college career at the University of Montana on a Cross Country/Track Scholarship. He currently attends BSU. We are excited to have Coen join the staff and help build our distance program with the Dash. He is currently working to obtain his USATF Level 1 coaching certification.
Justin grew up in a family of throws coaches in Burlingame, Ca. Justin's mentors were his dad and his uncle who have been dedicated to coaching the throws for over 45 years. Justin started coaching at the high school level in 2003 at Mills HS in Millbrae, CA where in 8 years the Mills Throwers racked up 80+ Peninsula Athletic League medals, 24 PAL Champions, 6 Central Coast Section Medalists, a CCS Champion and 2 CA State Meet qualifiers. He then moved to Junipero Serra HS in San Mateo, CA. In his 2 years he coached 3 55'+ shot putters, a WCAL League Champion, 3 CCS medalists, and 2 CA State Meet qualifiers. In June 2012, Justin moved to Boise where his wife's family lives. He started coaching at Bishop Kelly in 2013. His athletes produced school records in the boys shot and discus, a State Champion in the Boys Discus, 2nd place in the Boys Shot, as well as State Medalists in the Girls Shot and Discus. Justin lives in Boise with his wife Courtney who is a 4th grade teacher at White Pine Elementary.