Practice & Coaches

   Practice:

Practices usually consist of a 15 minute warm-up/stretching period with two 50 minute workout sessions. Most athletes will have a session dedicated to running workouts and a session dedicated to their specialty event. Athletes in multiple specialty events or Multi-Event Athletes will need to plan each week’s sessions with the coaches. Practices are scheduled Monday thru Thursday starting June 5th from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. There will be no practice on July 3rd or 4th. Minooka Community High School will host Indian Pride Track Meets on June 13th and 27th. We will not practice those evenings and our athletes are encouraged to attend the Indian Pride meets for fun.

Coaches:

Each year the Minooka Mustangs have one of the largest coaching staffs of any club in the state. This means that athletes get more individual instruction and technique training.   Projected Coaches for 2017 are as follows:

 

John Gragg                       Head Coach/Director
Specialties:
Long Jump, Triple Jump, Sprints, High Jump. Relays

Coach for over 6 years, as an athlete competed in 100, 220, 440, relays, Long Jump, Triple Jump

 

 

 

Tim Graf                           Assistant Head Coach
Specialties:
Sprints, Hurdles, Block Starts, Relays

Coach for over 30 years, Former Olympic Team Sprinter, still competes nationally in 100M & 200M

 

 


 

Maverick Nave            Throwing Coach

Specialties:      Shot Put, Discus, Javelin

Former athlete at Minooka for Discus & Shot Put

 

 

 

 

 

Jasmine Gragg                 Athlete/Coach

Specialties:               High Jump, Triple Jump

Coaching for over 2 years, athlete in 100, 200, 400, Relays, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump & Heptathlon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashleigh Wilson                Long Sprint Coach

Currently attending Illinois State University and competing on their track team.  Former Minooka Track Athlete that specialized in sprints.  Member of AAU and USATF for several years and competed in multiple National Junior Olympics in multiple events.

 

 

 

 

 

Antonio Hayden              Athlete/Coach

Specialty:  High Jump

Currently competes for Minooka in High Jump.

 

 

 

 

 

Dakota Jerman               Athlete/Coach

Specialties:   Sprints, Block Starts, Relays

Coaching for over 2 years, former athlete at Minooka.

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Hayden                 Pole Vault Coach

Specialty: Pole Vault

Former athlete at Minooka, competed in Pole Vault.