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. Last season 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 7 summers Coach Honell and the staff has guided 10 athletes to All-American Honors in the Heptathlon, Decathlon, High Jump 2K Steeple Chase, Long Jump, Triple Jump and the 200 Hurdles at the Junior Olympics. Overall the club has seen 10 All-Americans in the last 7 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 3 children on the team currently, Kennedy, Oliver, and Zoe
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. Neal has 2 boys on the team, Ashton and Hunter.
Coach Jackson joined us in the Winter of 2020 as a hurdle coach. Coach Jackson competed in Texas as a collegiate athlete in the short hurdles, long hurdles, and sprints. He has added a new dimension to the staff and is able to get the best out of the athletes he is working with. He has 2 children on the team, Micah and Sa'Niya
Troy Colleran (aka "tha GOAT")
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 Sloan/Jaymon Barrus/Riley Robarge/Jaycob Atencio/Rachel Pletcher/Autumn Kidd
All of these coaches have been through the program and are coming back in the summer and winter breaks to assist with the team. They have done a tremendous job with our younger athletes in developing them as the future of our program.
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.