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. 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 2 summers Coach Honell and the staff guided 3 athletes to All-American Honors in the Heptathlon and Decathlon at the Junior Olympics. Overall the club has seen 5 All-Americans in the last 3 summers. 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 Combined Events, Hurdles, and Jumps
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 event is the Sprints. He will also continue to work with Weight Training and our adaptive athletes.
Born and raised in Idaho, Caleb grew up in Nampa. His family relocated to Homedale where he graduated high school. He was involved in football, basketball, cross country and track. He has experience in sprints, hurdles, triple jump and shot put as well as long distance. He has a degree in Medical Office Management. He has coached sprints and hurdles for Lone Star Middle School then moved up to help coach sprints at Nampa High. He helped lead 2 individuals and 2 relay teams to the school’s first state track appearance in 3 years. He is now the head track coach at Nampa High and looking forward to an exciting season coming up. He is a member of USATF as well as a level 1 certified coach. Coach Butler will coach our Sprinters and Hurdlers this Summer
Payton currently runs for Eastern Oregon University and as a Dash Athlete, she comes back to help with sprints and jumps. She has added Hurdles and Pole Vault to her collegiate events and will look to assist in those areas as well.
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
Karen is a 4th generation Idahoan. I’ve always loved to run. I ran track in junior high and one year of highschool. Back then I ran the 400m. Then, 11 years ago, I began running again. I raced a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, and then Marathon distance. I decided I wanted to qualify for and run the Boston Marathon, the ‘holy grail’ of marathons for distance runners. By my 4th marathon I had qualified for the Boston Marathon. I ran the Boston in April 2017. Since then, I’ve run six total marathons and two Ultra (55 km) races. I still love running and I love the way it can enrich your life all around. I am excited and humbled to be assisting with Dash. Karen will be working with our Distance athletes this Summer