Coaching Staff


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Head Girls Coach: Lainey Kekic


Head Boys Coach: David Frank
2007 M.B.A- University of North Florida
1997 B.A. History- University of Florida
2000-Current Economics Teacher – Bartram Trail HS
2010-2015 UNF Track Meet Coordinator
2010-13 UNF Assistant XC/Track Coach
2000-2010 Head Girls XC/Track Coach, Bartram Trail HS
1999-2000 Head Girls XC/Track Coach, Nease HS, FL
1995-1997 Assistant XC/Track Coach, PK Yonge HS, FL

USATF Level I Certified Coach
Boys Distance Coach: Neal West
1992 – BS Education, Southern Illinois University
1998 – MS Athletic Admin., Idaho State University
Distance Coach, East St. Louis HS
Head XC/Track Coach, Nease HS
Head Boys XC/Track Coach, Bartram Trail HS
Head Men’s & Women’s XC/Track Coach, McKendree University, Illinois
Hurdle Coach, Bartram Trail HS

USATF and USTFCCCA Certified
12x American Midwest Conference Coach of the Year
Head Girls Coach: Melissa Roughan
Throws Coach: David Triassi
2012 B.S. Finance, University of Florida
2013 M.S. Entrepreneurship,  University of Florida
2009-2013 Track & Field – University of Florida
2006-2009 Bartram Trail Athlete/Alumni
2010,’11,’12 NCAA Indoor Team National Champion

2012,’13 NCAA Outdoor Team National Champion
2010 SEC Outdoor Team Champion
2011 SEC Indoor Team Champion
2013 SEC Weight Throw Champion
2013 NCAA Indoor All-American
2013 NCAA Academic All-American
Bartram Trail Discus Record Holder (2009)
 Head JV Coach: Paul Belcik
2011 B.S. Sport Management- University of North Florida

2013-Present Bartram Trail Learning Lab Facilitator
2009-Present Assistant Football Coach- Bartram Trail HS
2007 Bartram Trial Alum
Asst. Coach- Girls Distance: Kaitlyn Dean
2018-Present General Psychology- University of North Florida
2018-Present Bartram Trail AVID Tutor2018 Head Coach – Black Bear Middle School XC2014-2018 Bartram Trail Four-Year Letterman Athlete
Pole Vault Coach: Jason Dean
2001 B.A. Information Studies, Florida State University

2001 – Present Software Engineer
1998-2001 – FSU Pole Vaulter, P.R. 17’4” (1999)
1997 Clearwater High School Record Holder 15’0″
PVSCB Certified



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Legend of the Program: Paul Nowicki
1969 B.A. History-Jacksonville University
1976-2002 Head Cross Country-Wolfson HS, FL

1973-1976 Assistant XC and Track and Field-Ribault HS, FL
1970-1973 Junior High basketball, football, and T&F
USATF Level I Certified Coach

Florida Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame 2004
Florida Track & Field Hall of Fame 2015

Asst. Distance Coach: David Popik
1991 B.A. Bus/Acct. – Clemson University/Johnson State
1998 – Present Healthcare Executive
1991-1998 SCHP
Personal Bests: 800m – 1:48, mile – 4:08
Asst. Coach: Stephanie Hammett
1997 B.S. Education – George Mason University
2001 M.Ed. Special Education – Texas Christian University
2008-2010 Head Girls XC & Track Coach – Seabreeze HS, FL
2003-2007 Assistant Girls XC & Track Coach – Seabreeze HS, FL
1997-1999  Head Boys & Girls XC – Oakton HS, VA
Assistant Boys & Girls Indoor/Outdoor Track 
1998 3A Boys XC District/Regional/State Champions, VA- Coach

1998 Washington Post All Region Boys XC Coach of the Year.