Coaches

Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps/Distance

 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 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 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 Club Chair, and a member of the Youth Committee.  Coach Honell's primary events are Sprints, Hurdles, and Combined Events.


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 a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach. Coach Renz's primary events are Horizontal Jumps and Sprints.


Darrin Branson  

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 has really come to love the Track atmosphere and being around the athlete’s to help. Coach “D” is a USATF Level I Certified Coach. Coach D's primary events are sprints.  He is also head of our Weight room, making sure the athete's are working hard and lifting correctly


Rich Elwood 

A native Idahoan, Rich graduated from Meridian High School in 1984 where he played basketball, soccer, and ran track.  He attended Boise State University earning a degree in Entrepreneurial Business.  Rich has coached youth athletics for the past 30 years. He has coached baseball, soccer, football, basketball and even golf. The 2018 season was his first coaching track,  but his experience as a coach was invaluable to our program.  He is passionate about working with the athletes on the track and teaching proper, safe lifting techniques in the weightroom.  Rich will be obtaining his USATF Level 1 coaching in November 2018.  Coach Rich's primary events are sprints with our 12 and under group, as well as weight training.  He took on the challenge this summer working with our adaptive athletes as well.

Payton Jolley and RJ Tenn

Payton currently runs for Eastern Oregon University and as a Dash Athlete, she comes back to help with sprints and jumps when her schedule allows.  RJ is starting his first year at Utah Valley University after running for the Dash for 3 years.  He will helped out this summer with our younger athletes and did a fantastic job.  Like Payton, he will be back to help from time to time.

Pole Vault

 Chris Mello

Coach Mello's bio is coming soon.

Throws

 Dalton Rowan

 Coach Dalton's Bio is coming soon