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
24 days ago Running D3 on Saturday is a shame....should be postponed.
@JimDillner I completely agree with the whole hat and gloves thing. I cannot understand the r...
26 days ago State Qualifying Teams
@danbeck Thank you so much for that.
26 days ago State Qualifying Teams
I was curious as to how many teams qualify for districts for AAA in all the districts. I wanted ...
1 month ago District 8 Championship
How is it that as of 8:10 PM, there are no results for a district championship?
1 month ago Scoring a "double-forfeit"
One thing that drives me crazy is when coaches don't know how to score a meet. There was a meet ...
4 months ago Beginning of the end for the PIAA?
A simple solution is give every school a boundary. In the city of Erie, you can go to Colleg...
1 year ago District classification system
@coachkim For AAA girls, DuBois (District 9) already competes as a district 6 team for cross ...
1 year ago District classification system
@mrhuber1 Who said anything about 6 classifications for track or cross country?
1 year ago District classification system
What the PIAA should do is combine districts 6 & 9 to have a 6-team championship meet. They shou...
1 year ago District classification system
@coachkim I feel your pain. When the PIAA first considered added another classification, I as...
1 year ago District 8
@delonetrack I have heard that the WPIAL doesn't want to change, which is a shame. There are...
1 year ago District 8
Thank you for all the replies. It seems most of us are baffled with the sizes of the districts, ...
1 year ago Public vs. Private
If you have followed high school sports over the past decade, especially in football and basketba...
1 year ago District 8
@mastermirthmaker I think they actually still are. The only reason that Ohio can make th...
1 year ago District 8
@sverige55 It is almost comical that the PIAA doesn't see an issue with the fact that the Dis...
1 year ago PIAA State Meet for 2018
@mrhuber1 Considering the fact that the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championship h...
1 year ago PIAA State Meet for 2018
@mrhuber1 Are you for real? There are 145 schools that have cross country between districts ...
1 year ago PIAA State Meet for 2018
@mrhuber1 How is that any different than what it is now for the teams in western PA? Hershey...
1 year ago Should the PIAA add a third classification in track & field?
@stogie87 I honestly find your comment to be almost comical. Do you really think by adding a...
1 year ago District 8
Can someone explain to me why there is still a district meet just for District 8 for cross countr...
1 year ago Should the PIAA add a third classification in track & field?
I am completely against 3 classifications for the simple fact that there simply aren't enough tea...
2 years ago District Alignment
I recently was looking at the enrollment figures for several sports. I cannot wrap my mind aroun...
2 years ago Outdoor Track/Dual Meets
That may be an AD issue. I don't ever remember McDowell having multiple dual meets in one week. ...
2 years ago PIAA Past Results
Is there anyone that has past team results from track and field or cross country from the 60s and...
2 years ago Past PIAA Results
Does anyone have PIAA team scores for Cross Country or Track prior to 1973? I am running the...
3 years ago PIAA to formally discuss 3 classifications for track & field
@mastermirthmaker I completely agree. I cannot believe that PIAA has not even discussed real...
5 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...
5 years ago 6 lanes versus 8 lanes
@KramLudlac The district ended up in financial trouble last year, so any plans of re-building a...
6 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...
6 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...
6 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...
6 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...
6 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@seancollins1996 Nice job on doing research on what possible districts to combine or split up...
6 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@seancollins1996 There are HUGE problems in other sports as well. Take football for example. ...
6 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...
6 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...
6 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@fruit We had 90+ schools that use to come to the McDowell Invitational for track. Once Hickor...
6 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 ...
6 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@bnmac I couldn't agree more with you. Yes, with the addition of a class, there may be teams...
6 years ago State Qualifying Teams
The rule used to be that you got 1 team representative for every 10 schools in your district for ...
6 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
The main reason I responded to the original post was because McDowell was acussed of being of "lo...
6 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@Dmontagna First off, I have nothing to do with the amount of awards, or anything with the me...
6 years ago 39th McDowell Invitational 2012
@xcmom45 Who runs races based on the awards? When I ran in middle school, I never once earne...
6 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...
6 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...
6 years ago State Qualifying Teams
@Masonsfive District 10 only gets 5 qualifiers, but I do get your point. I don't understan...
6 years ago State Qualifying Teams
According to the latest information posted on piaa.org, the PIAA decided NOT to combine districts...
6 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...
6 years ago School Record State Championship
@nkosiek That sounds good to me. I just know of schools that have listed school records wher...
6 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...