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 6 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. The last 5 summers Coach Honell and the staff guided 7 athletes to All-American Honors in the Heptathlon, Decathlon, High Jump 2K SteepleChase, Long Jump and the 200 Hurdles at the Junior Olympics. Overall the club has seen 7 All-Americans in the last 5 summers. 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. 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 is currently working on his level 1 coaching certification.
Born and raised in the Boise area, Neal graduated from Meridian High School in 1988. He has been competing in track and field since the 8thgrade. Went to College of Southern Idaho on track scholarships where he competed in the Decathlon. Earned All American Honors in 1991 by placing 5thin the Nation at the NJCAA Track & Field Championships. He graduated from CSI and earned a scholarship to the University of New Orleans where he competed for the next few years earn several school records. He was the asst. track and field coach at Nampa High School from 1995 to 2005 where I was able to coach several state champions in the Long Jump, Triple Jump and several relays. Also coached the Nampa YMCA Track & Field Team Idaho. Working on recertification of his USATF level 1 coaching.
RJ is completing his first year at Utah Valley University after running for the Dash for 3 years. He will helped out last summer with our younger athletes and did a fantastic job. RJ will continue to assist with our athletes, helping them build a solid foundation.
Troy is also finishing his first Collegiate season for Amherst College. Troy earned All-American Honors last summer in the Decathlon for the Dash. He qualified for NCAA Indoor Championships in the Men's Heptathlon this season and will look to also qualify for the Decathlon Outdoors. Troy will help in many areas, but will focus mainly on High Jump and Pole Vault
Tori will also return this summer to help with our younger Combined event athletes. Tori earned All-American honors in the Heptathlon and High Jump while competing with the Dash. She is wrapping up her first year competing at the University of Oregon for the Ducks.