Remsberg receives coaching honor

Following a state championship season, head track coach Tad Remsberg has been named the 2016 US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Kansas High School Girls’ Coach of the Year.

“I was excited, it’s a nice honor. It was great for not just myself, but for the assistant coaches and all of our athletes as well,” Remsberg said.

According to the USTFCCCA, the coaches are selected by “their teams’ finishes at their respective state championships, the number of different events in which athletes were qualified, individual championships and how their teams’ performances stack up to previous years.” In addition to coaching the team to their first state title, Remsberg’s athletes brought home 13 total medals. The 400 relay team of (at the time of competition) sophomore Taylor Antonowich, junior Jen Andres, freshman Kalli Anderson and sophomore Savannah Simmons broke the state record at 48.16 seconds.

“It was a great experience. I’ve got a lot of great athletes. It was a fun year and an exciting year. I’m looking forward to more excitement like that in the future,” Remsberg said.

While he appreciates being honored as Coach of the Year, Remsberg finds the most rewarding part of coaching to be the difference he makes with his athletes.

“Watching the kids achieve something they initially don’t think they can do, and when they accomplish that, it’s great,” Remsberg said.

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