Table of Contents Topic Page I. Coaches 3 Important Phone Numbers 4
II. Philosophy 4 III. Code of Conduct 4 IV. Physical Exams 4 V. Eligibility 4 VI. Attendance 4 VII. Daily Practice 5 VIII. Equipment and Facilities 5 IX. Personal Health 5 X. Injuries 5 XI. Meets 6 XII. Lettering 6 XIII. School Records 7 - 11
Team History 2008 Girls Season Bests 12 2008 Boys Season Bests 13
2009 Season Schedule 14 Contract 15
Scott Ferrell- Head Boys and Girls Coach
As a graduate of Malone College, he was an NAIA National Qualifier and a school record holder in the 4x100; this is Coach Ferrell’s 17th year at GlenOak. Prior to coaching here, he was an assistant coach for 2 years at Malone College, working with the sprinters, jumper and relays. The program has had 10 Federal League Championships, 9 District Championships, 4 Regional Titles and 96 athletes have earned All-Ohio honors Athletes have earned 5 State Championships and the Boys team was State Runner-up in 2001. He has served 4 years on the Midwest Meet of Champions coaching staff, helping with the sprinters, relays and jumpers. Coach Ferrell is the head girls cross country coach, a USATF Level 1 coach, and has National Pole Vault Safety Certification.
Chad Palmer- Boys First Assistant - Hurdles
This is Coach Palmer’s 12th year at GlenOak. He had been the Head Coach at Taft Middle School for 5 years. Coach Palmer ran at Akron University for 3 years, where he was named freshman of the year, and brings a wealth of knowledge with him. He coached Derrick Williams to 2 State Championships and 2 National Championships in the hurdles, and Brian Hartline to 2 State Championships in the hurdles. Coach Palmer is also a certified USATF Level 1 coach and a USA Triathalon Certified Coach .
Beth Winkler- Girls First Assistant - Girls Distance.
This is Beth’s 11th year at GlenOak during which time she has coached several regional and state qualifiers. Prior to returning to GlenOak from where she was a graduate and state qualifier in cross country, she was the assistant varsity boys cross country coach in Mentor for six years as well as the head junior high track and field coach. She is currently the girls assistant cross country coach at GlenOak and has National Pole Vault Safety Certification.
Bryan Krosse- Boys Distance
This is Bryan’s 8th year at the varsity level; he was previously the head coach at Taft Middle School and spent 4 years as assistant cross country and track coach at Massillon. He is currently the head boys cross country coach and has his USATF Level 1 certification.
Ric Thompson – Boys and Girls Pole Vault
Ric is in his 17th year. He was a cross country coach for 20 years, and brings with him a great deal of experience and knowledge. Ric led the 1988 Girls Cross Country team to a State Championship and has coached several other state and regional qualifiers.
Ben Hughes – Girls and Boys Shot Put and Discus
This is Ben’s 3rd year with the Golden Eagles. He is a 2001 graduate from Dover HS and was recruited by Ohio University as a thrower. Ben is a GlenOak Social Studies teacher and brings with him a successful athletic background and enthusiasm for coaching.
Danielle Jones – High Jump
This is Coach Jones 1st year. She comes with tremendous athletic talent and coaching experience. At Alliance High School, she was a two-time State Champion in High Jump in 1993 & 1994. From there she went on to Mount Union College, where she was an All-American High Jumper and played on the women's basketball team that was National Runner-up in 1996 and third in the Nation in 1998. She has coached track and field at Alliance High School for 3 years and is currently teaching at Oakwood Middle School.
Tana Walther – Field Events
This is Coach Walther's first year at GlenOak as a coach. She is a 2003 graduate of GlenOak where she was a 3 time All-Ohioian. She holds the school record at GlenOak in the Shot Put and Discus. She was a field event specialist while in high school. She went to Kent State and competed in Track and Field while in college.
Important Phone Numbers Coach Ferrell- 433-1977 (h)
491-3800 (w) Tom Brabson (Athletic Director) – 491-3850 High School- 491-3800
II. Philosophy The philosophy of GlenOak Track and Field is to coach each athlete to strive for personal improvement and to reach his/her fullest potential. By doing so, the team still reaches its fullest potential in its pursuit of excellence. It is our goal to have the athletes peak during the championship phase at the end of the season. In order to do this, the basics of the sport must first be understood, so the more complex tasks may then be accomplished. We take into consideration an individual athlete’s ability, attitude, and strengths in relationship to the team. In doing so, we believe that it is our duty to put the best team on the track.
III. Code of Conduct
Read it carefully. It can affect your eligibility in more than just track and field. Your actions outside school can affect your participation as well.
IV. Physical Exams
Each athlete must have a physical exam on record in the athletic office in order to compete.
OHSAA regulations to be eligible states: you must be currently enrolled in a member school and have received passing grades in a minimum of Five (5) one credit classes, or the equivalent, in the immediately preceding grading period.
VI. Attendance “Practice is where excellence is achieved and improvement is made”
Attendance is mandatory.
Three unexcused absences is grounds for team dismissal.
You have the phone numbers...if you know you will not be there call or bring a
note the day before a known absence.
VII. Daily Practice Purpose: To condition and build technical and event specific skills needed in track and field.
Where: GlenOak High School at the GlenOak Stadium.
Time: 2:45– 5:30pm
BE PREPARED TO GO OUTSIDE EVERY DAY!
We practice and compete in RAIN and SNOW. Bring clothes for all types of weather. You will need the following:
running shoes* extra socks LOCK
hat gloves rain gear
sweat shirt and pants shorts t-shirt
Running Shoes- Get a good pair. They will help keep you injury free.
VIII. Equipment and Facilities
Take responsibility and care of all equipment at practice and meets. We are privileged and fortunate to have a facility to call our own. Take care and respect all facilities and rules.
IX. Personal Health It is important that athletes remain healthy throughout the season. This will require a proper diet and the proper amount of rest. Learn to budget time and other activities so that you are not overworked.
Report all injuries to a coach as soon as they are noticed. We cannot help if we don’t know it exists.
The school has a certified trainer that is available throughout the week. If your child has a hard time seeing the trainer, call the athletic director (See Important #’s).
If a doctor is seen for an injury, a doctor’s note for release must be provided for reinstatement.
All athletes will compete in dual meets. Invitationals and relay meets allow 2 entries and 1 relay per event; therefore, entries will be determined by finish places, times and coaches. Coaches will determine all line-ups for meets. We will determine in what the athlete competes; the athlete will determine if he/she competes based on attendance, attitude and practice performance.
Transportation is provided to and from all meets. Athletes are expected to ride the bus. Of course there are special circumstances.
Athletes are only permitted to ride home with their own parents or guardian.
Athletes are expected to remain at home and away dual meets until the conclusion of the team meeting following all events.
“ The day before, the day before”- It is most important to carbo-load and rest properly two days before a meet. We suggest a pasta meal for carbo-loading and to stay away from greasy foods the day before and day of competition.
The day of a meet, we suggest the athletes bring a snack of fruit or something light for before and between competitions.
Uniforms must be school issue and returned to the school at the end of the season.
Only plain white shirts may be worn underneath singlet tops. There may only be one visible brand logo. Underarmour has two logos. No designs or writing or different color thread seams may be visible.
Only black compression shorts or black leggings may be worn under the shorts of a uniform.
Shorts may not be rolled.
All competitors must start with shirts tucked in.
No jewelry or spirit bands (like Livestrong) may be worn during competition.
No metal or hard plastic may be worn in the hair
Warm-ups, sweatshirts, hats and gloves may be purchased by the athletes to keep.
XII. Lettering Earning a Letter is accomplished by scoring eight (8) points during the season in either dual, invitational or relay meets. Performance standards may be used in special circumstances.
It is an expectation that all athletes will complete the season to their fullest capabilities and fulfil their obligation to the team. If this is not done, a letter may not be awarded.
XIII. School Records 1. School records will only be recognized for running events where Fully Automatic Timing (FAT) is used. Hand times must be five tenths (.5) of a second better.
2. School Records will not be accepted if races on straightaways and jumps are wind aided. If an anemometer is not available, the coaches will make the determination if a record will be accepted.
800 M Marcus Mazzaferri 2:02.35 Districts
200 M Luke Gavin 22.79 District
3200 M Caleb Withers 9:59.75 Fed. Lg.
4x400 J. Szink, R. Monat 3:28.12 Districts
T. Cizek, K. Esber
High J. AJ Williams 6’ 4” Golden Eagle
Long J. Anthony Smith 21’ 2” Districts
Discus Robbie Conley 149’ 8” Dover
Shot Put Robbie Conley 52’ 0” Optimist
Pole Vault Ben Miller 11’ 0” Dover
GlenOak Boys School Records
Event Name Time Year 4x800 Greg Howard, Brandon Inboden 7:55.76 (FAT) 2001
B. Dixon, D. Iannamorelli
100 M Dustin Fox 10.83 (FAT) 2001 110 Hurd. Derrick Williams 13.68 (FAT) 2001
1600 M Derrick Iannamorelli 4:15.78 (FAT) 2001 4x100 Matt Miller, Derrick Williams *41.50 (FAT) 2001
Josh Anderson, Dustin Fox
400 M Derrick Williams 48.6 2001 300 Hurd. Derrick Williams * 36.25 (FAT) 2001 800 M Derrick Iannamorelli 1:53.96 (FAT) 2001 200 M Derrick Williams 21.87 (FAT) 2001 3200 M Paul Knott 9:10.4 1976 4x400 Josh Anderson, Greg Williams 3:18.24 (FAT) 2001
Brett Niarchos, Justin Bylicki
High J. Rick Brown 6’ 7 1/4” 1987
Long J. Dave Grantier 22’ 11 3/4”1983 Discus John Slater 172’ 7” 1987
Shot Put Dan Dierdorf 60’ 8” 1967 Pole Vault David Bernabei * 15’ 1 1/2” 2005