WCCCA CLINIC SPEAKERS

Rich Raney - MUSKEGO HIGH SCHOOL
Rich Raney has been the head girls cross country and track & field coach at Muskego high school, where he also teachers AP Economics since 2005. While at Muskego his teams have qualified for the state cross country meet 6 times, finished in the top 10 four times and placed second in 2017. Prior to working at Muskego, he was an assistant boys cross country and track coach at Waukesha South. He attended Brookfield Academy and Carroll College where he was a member of the cross country and track teams. Rich currently lives in Wauwatosa with his wife, Kelly and daughter, Amelia, where they enjoy long walks, puppies, and artisanal cheeses.

Arnie Miehe - DARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL
35 years of coaching at Darlington High School 34 conference championships 23 teams qualified for state 5 state runners up 7 state championships Member of the WCCCA Hall of Fame Named NFHS National Boys Coach of the Year in 2015 Began the Academic All State award in 1993 and have coordinated it since then Past president of the WCCCA Member of the WCCCA Hall Of Fame committee. Attended UW-Platteville where he played football for 1 year and ran cross country and track for 3 years. He was a middle of the pack runner. He graduated with a phy. ed. major anf health minor.

Mike Clark - ASST COACH, WAUKESHA SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL
Mike Clark is an Assistant Cross Country and Track and Field Coach at Waukesha South High School. He is a current Doctoral student in the counseling psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where his research interests include sport psychology, and trauma. He completed graduate training at the University of Missouri where he earned a Master's degree in counseling psychology with an emphasis in sport. Mike served the University of Missouri Track and Field program as a mental performance consultant under the supervision of Dr. Richard McGuire, where the program was consistently ranked among the top 25 nationally. His thesis examined the relationship between a seasoning opening track and field performance and the perception of season readiness in a Power-5, All-Conference student athlete using a mixed methods approach. Mike ran collegiately for Mississippi State University, and won a USATF Junior National title over 3000 meters during his time as a student athlete at Waukesha South High School.

Laurie Crandall - CO-HEAD COACH, EAST TROY HIGH SCHOOL
Laurie Crandall has been an English teacher at East Troy High School since 2004. She was an assistant cross country coach in 2005 and returned to the sport in 2015, becoming the school’s co-head coach in 2016. During this time, Laurie also coached track and field for thirteen seasons. In 2016, the East Troy boys and girls cross country teams both qualified for state. The girls team won the Division 2 meet, earning their first state title in cross country. This year, the boys team returned to the state meet, along with two members of the girls team. Laurie currently lives in East Troy with her husband Jeff and their three children: John, Liam and Logan.

Tom Kaufman - COACH, MADISON WEST HIGH SCHOOL
Tom Kaufman has coached at Madison West since 1976. He has been the Head Boys' Cross Country Coach and Head Track Coach since 1998. His Cross Country teams have qualified for the State Meet 12 times. The teams have won 4 State Championships, finished 2'ND three times, and have a total of 11 top ten finishes. Tom retired from teaching Physical Education at Middleton High School in 2013. He and his wife Debbie have two married sons - Noah living in NYC and Zak living in Geneva Switzerland. They also have two lovely Maine Coon kitties - Shecky and Gary.

Michael Rajsich - CO-HEAD CC COACH, EAST TROY HIGH SCHOOL
Michael Rajsich has been the co-head cross country coach at East Troy High School for four seasons, where he also has coached boys basketball and middle school track. While at East Troy his boys team qualified for the state cross country meet in 2016 and 2017 (2nd and 3rd time in school history), while the girls cross country team won their first D2 Girls State Championship in 2016. Prior to working at East Troy, he was a volunteer cross country coach at Milton High School. He attended Kimberly High School and UW-Whitewater. Rajsich currently lives in East Troy and works at Les Paul Middle School as a business education teacher. Rajsich also is the Vice President of the XC Coaches Association and is an Assistant Track and Field Coach at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

Tom Schwartz, Ph. D. - Founder of Tinman Endurance Coaching
Coach of high school phenom Drew Hunter, Tom "Tinman" Schwartz is a USATF Level 1 coach with over 27 years of experience coaching runners and other endurance athletes on how to improve their performance. Coach Schwartz is a lifelong student as well as an educator. He earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree in exercise science. He added additional practical experience over the years working as a physical education teacher at the high school level. Coach Tom Schwartz provides you with insight on how to optimize training programs to create the best environment possible for athlete development. Included in this video are critical factors in planning training, ways to structure workouts to promote adaptation, and how to organize training based on muscle fiber types.

Matt Roe - SUN PRAIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Matt Roe has been the head girls cross country coach at Sun Prairie High School since 2011.  He also coached track from 2006-2015 and was the cross country coach at Edgerton Middle School from 2002-2004.  Matt ran track and cross country at Apple Valley High School (MN) and Buena Vista University (IA).  He currently teaches 6th grade math at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie.   Matt lives in Sun Prairie with his wife, Liz, and two children, Gabe & Miriam.

Kevin Hall - SUN PRAIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Kevin Hall has been the boys cross county coach at Sun Prairie since 2015. In the spring, he coaches the 8th grade track program and volunteers with the high school program. Between 2009 and 2011, he helped coach the Colfax Middle and High School cross country and track teams. Kevin competed for Green Bay Preble and the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. He currently teaches eighth grade English in Sun Prairie and lives in Madison, WI with his wife, Elly.

Megan Nelson - SUN PRAIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Megan Nelson has been the assistant girls cross country coach at Sun Prairie High School since 2014.  Megan ran track and cross country at Oregon High School and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She currently teaches 1st grade at Westside Elementary School in Sun Prairie.   Megan lives in Sun Prairie with her husband, Andrew.

Paul Frank - SUN PRAIRE HIGH SCHOOL
Paul Frank has been coaching at Sun Prairie High School in some capacity (Head Girls, Head Boys, Assistant, Volunteer) since 1991. He also coached track from 1991-2004, 2006-2013.  Paul ran track and cross country at Sun Prairie High School and the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.  He currently teaches AP Psychology at Sun Prairie High School.   Paul lives in Sun Prairie with his wife, Amy, and three children - Makayla, Tommy, and Jonah.

Warming Their Winter

If you are headed to the WCCCA cross country clinic in Milwaukee, Jan 12, Jan 13. We are sponsoring Warming Their Winter(Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Warm Clothing-Shoes,coats,sweaters,sweatshirts,long sleeve t-shirts,long underwear) for the homeless/needy at Waukesha County St.Vincent DePaul.

WHAT TO DO:(It's simple)

  1. Ask your runners,friends,etc. to bring you (Men’s, Women’s, and Children’s Warm Clothing-coats, sweaters, long sleeve t-shirts, sweat shirts, shoes, any thing to help.)
  2. Place them in a plastic bag.
  3. Bring to the WCCCA clinic & drop off at the REGISTRATION table.
  4. FREE gift for the highest number of ITEMS collected.

We hope to see you at the clinic & encourage your participation in the "Warming Their Winter" program.

Dates

Friday, January 12, 2018 Saturday, January 13, 2018

LOCATION

Embassy Suites by Hilton
1200 South Moorland Road
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 782-2900 More…

COSTS

Check       PayPal      Option
($90.00)    ($93.75)    FRI, SAT
($70.00)    ($72.92)    FRI
($55.00)    ($57.30)    SAT
($20.00)    ($20.91)    DUES

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