About Me

Athletic Career:I ran for McDowell from 1996-1999I ran for Edinboro from 2000-2005I joined the Erie Runners Club in 1998. I have not taken a day off from running since December 27, 2007. Coaching:I was an assistant coach for the McDowell boys in 2006. I was an assistant coach for the McDowell girls from 2007-2010. I was the head coach at East High School in 2011, as well as the middle school and elementary school programs. I was an assistant track coach for McDowell from 2006-2012.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
13 days ago District Alignment
I recently was looking at the enrollment figures for several sports. I cannot wrap my mind aroun...
13 days ago Outdoor Track/Dual Meets
That may be an AD issue. I don't ever remember McDowell having multiple dual meets in one week. ...
13 days ago PIAA Past Results
Is there anyone that has past team results from track and field or cross country from the 60s and...
14 days ago Past PIAA Results
Does anyone have PIAA team scores for Cross Country or Track prior to 1973? I am running the...
1 year ago PIAA to formally discuss 3 classifications for track & field
@mastermirthmaker I completely agree. I cannot believe that PIAA has not even discussed real...
3 years ago PIAA District 9 AAA Championship 2014
I completely agree with the original post. I also understand that he was not trying to pick on d...
3 years ago 6 lanes versus 8 lanes
@KramLudlac The district ended up in financial trouble last year, so any plans of re-building a...
4 years ago The Real District 10 AAA Records
@Donbet Keep in mind that the same people that recorded the time originally, are the same peo...
4 years ago The Real District 10 AAA Records
As most of us know, hand times are slower than F.A.T. times, and therefore are converted by addin...
5 years ago 6 lanes versus 8 lanes
It is my understanding that they were told that Penn State Behrend would host the AAA district me...
5 years ago 6 lanes versus 8 lanes
My old high school is building a new football facility and track. They want to have a track with...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@seancollins1996 Nice job on doing research on what possible districts to combine or split up...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@seancollins1996 There are HUGE problems in other sports as well. Take football for example. ...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
I think that there should be no more than 5-6 districts and the PIAA should try to evenly split t...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@wtcccoach I'm glad to see more and more people agree that the system stinks. A lot of people w...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@fruit We had 90+ schools that use to come to the McDowell Invitational for track. Once Hickor...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@fruit I never said that Hickory didn't run a meet well, or have a good course. Brown's Farm ...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@bnmac I couldn't agree more with you. Yes, with the addition of a class, there may be teams...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
The rule used to be that you got 1 team representative for every 10 schools in your district for ...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
The main reason I responded to the original post was because McDowell was acussed of being of "lo...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@Dmontagna First off, I have nothing to do with the amount of awards, or anything with the me...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@xcmom45 Who runs races based on the awards? When I ran in middle school, I never once earne...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@coach73 Yes, the schools did have to pay, but most of that goes to pay for the timing, bib n...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@Masonsfive I know how to add. The problem is that the PIAA has come out with about 3-4 diff...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@Masonsfive District 10 only gets 5 qualifiers, but I do get your point. I don't understan...
5 years ago State Qualifying Teams
According to the latest information posted on piaa.org, the PIAA decided NOT to combine districts...
5 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
Do you know how much it costs to run an invitational? Awards are very expensive, and it gets ver...
5 years ago School Record State Championship
@nkosiek That sounds good to me. I just know of schools that have listed school records wher...
5 years ago School Record State Championship
I hate to question a school record, but I find it hard to believe the 10.24 and 10.26 times are a...
5 years ago PA at the olympic trials
Sheena Gordon, formally of McDowell, will compete in the triple jump.
5 years ago School Record State Championship
@Donbet Again, why is the response always, why can't you just do it yourself? I was only ask...
5 years ago School Record State Championship
@Comstock All I asked was if he was going to do the girls results, and I got a rude, blunt resp...
5 years ago School Record State Championship
@Donbet You still didn't answer my question about the girls results. I am still curious abou...
5 years ago School Record State Championship
@Donbet Why don't you want to add girls? I don't get your blunt statement of "No". I would ...
5 years ago School Record State Championship
Do you have the girls' results?
5 years ago Cross Country Predictions 2012
@PTXCdude Each of those documents only show 2 classifications.
5 years ago Cross Country Predictions 2012
@TheEcstatic Jaskowak and Grove City will be AA. Smathers and North East will be A.
5 years ago School Record State Championship
You may want to also look at the teams actual websites. I believe that North Allegheny and Butle...
5 years ago Enrollment Figures for cross country for 2012-2013
The following information is for those of you that wanted 3 classifications for more equal repres...
5 years ago Enrollment Figures for cross country for 2012-2013
@PTXCdude I can only go by what was said at the coaches meeting at states. That is what they...
5 years ago Enrollment Figures for cross country for 2012-2013
I did see the "First Draft" before which showed districts 9 and 10 combining for AAA, then the ne...
5 years ago Enrollment Figures for cross country for 2012-2013
It was said at the coach's meeting at states that the enrollment figures are now up for cross cou...
5 years ago Magaha 1600
@patrackfan12 Running the 800 and the 1600 is not that uncommon of a double, or that hard of ...
5 years ago Enrollment Figures for cross country for 2012-2013
Where can I find the up to date enrollment figures showing what schools are in each class? I hav...
5 years ago District 8 question
Going to 3 classifications in track would only make things worse, as will happen with cross count...
5 years ago PIAA District 10 AAA Championship 2012 Records
Congrats to Daniel Jaskowak for breaking the 1600 record. It was not mentioned at the meet or in...
5 years ago PIAA District 10 AAA Championship 2012
I know that there was a Prep kid that was disqualified for cutting someone off. I don't know abo...
5 years ago District 8 question
Even coming from a small district, most of us do prefer the way you qualify for the indoor states...
5 years ago District 8 question
I have always felt, coming from a small district that this issue needs to be address long before ...
5 years ago PIAA District 10 AAA Championship 2012 Records
The point of my post was the fact that district refuses to change the old hand time records. In ...