James Honell -
Coach Honell has been involved with the sport of Track and Field his entire life 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, coaching Cross Country, Sprints, Hurdles, and Jumps. The past 8 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 has had 20 State medalists including the 3 State Girls Long Jump Champions. This past season his Girls finished 1st,2nd, 3rd, and 5th in the Long Jump at State. His athlete also holds the State 4A Record with a jump of 18' 10". Last season the 400m was added to his responsibilities. He moved over to Meridian HS as the Head Sprints/Hurdles coach and saw his athletes there place on the podium in multiple events. The last 9 summers Coach Honell and the staff has guided 44 athletes to All-American Honors in the Heptathlon, Decathlon, High Jump 2K Steeple Chase, Long Jump, Triple Jump, 100, 200, 400, 800, Relays and the 200 Hurdles at National Events. Overall the club has seen 17 All-Americans in the last 9 summers. This past season the team competed in the AAU Indoor National Championships where the team earned 2 individual All- Americans in the Long Jump and Shot Put as well as putting 4 Relays in the top 8 as well. Overall, the team came home with 20 All-American Medals.
Coach Honell is a USATF Level 2 Certified Coach in Sprints/Hurdles/Relays. Coach Honell is also very active in the Snake River Association of USA Track and Field as well as AAU Youth Track and Field. This last summer he helped bring the AAU Regional qualifier to Boise and is looking to get more involved in promoting Track and Field to the Valley. He will start a Mentorship Program with ALTIS in October so he can keep getting better for the kids. He is the Club Chair, and a member of the Youth Committee. Coach Honell works with all event groups but his primary focus is the multi's and hurdles.
Coach Patterson graduated from The University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in Spanish and followed up with a master's in Education. For the past 13 years Floyd has taught at the Junior High level and has spent 6 of those years coaching track. Coach Patterson will be working with the jumpers this year and has his level 1 coaching certification. He has 4 children on the team currently, Kennedy, Oliver, Zoe, and Miles
Riley enters his second full season with the Dash as an assistant Sprint Coach. He is currently in the same role at Eagle HS where his athletes last season competed extremely well. A Kinesiology Major at BSU, Riley pours all he can into getting to be a better coach. His insights and pulse on the newest training/science is invaluable to the team.
Keyondra joins us after getting her degree from Washington State University. She is a returning athlete and still holds both the outdoor 100 and indoor 55 records for the Dash. She will primarily help the Dash with jumps. She was a top jumper in the state as a Junior and Senior for Mtn Home HS. She has a son on the team, Jakari. He is 6.
Liahna comes to us as another former Dash athlete. She is wanting to get into coaching and was very helpful with our sprint group this summer. She is currently studying for her USATF Level 1 Coaching Certificate and is eager to make an impact with the athletes.
Tre enters his second season with us as an assistant. He will primarily help with throws as that group continues to build. He has an extensive background as well in weight training. Tre has 2 kids on the team, Cairo and Suhailah.
Last summer Coach Malcolm Carruthers joined the group and has been instrumental in giving the distance program a boost. We started last year with a consistent group of 6 athletes and this winter, we had a solid group of 20 athletes in the program.
We also welcome back from Indoor - Frances Corrigan. Frances was a runner in college and has coached for numerous years helping athletes get better.
Meagan got involved with the Dash last summer and brings great experience to our Distance group. She competed all 4 years in HS at Mtn. View and then assisted for 2 seasons with XC before her time at school kept her too busy to coach. Getting back into it has been a blessing for the Dash and the kids.
Shannon has 2 sons on the team and has a passion for helping kids reach beyond what they think they are possible of. He has helped with our sprints and jumpers this season and we are excited to get him back with the kids in the Winter.
Jaycob has been around the program for what seems like forever!! He started as an athlete and then attended Lewis and Clark as a thrower. He brings valuable knowledge and passion to our throwing group. He is looking to continue to build our throws program.