Coach Spotlight: Dave Krueger

Dave Krueger is the current Mountain West Hurdles coach, and will be entering his 2nd year as the Big Sky High School Hurdles coach as well.

Dave won State his Junior and Senior year of High School at Carson City High School in Nevada, going undefeated both years and a personal best time of 14.2 seconds. Dave received several offers to run track in college, but decided to pursue Football in Utah, as he had won All-State honors for both offense and defense 2 years in a row, and was awarded the Nevada Gatorade player of the year in 1999. Read more

Coach Spotlight: Erica Fraley

Mountain West Track Club is expanding opportunities for pole vault athletes by creating a pole vault specialty club with Coach Erica Fraley.

The purpose in adding this group to our club program is to provide in-depth, individual, small group pole vault training for those athletes who are dedicated to the pole vault event.

This program is for athletes wanting to pursue pole vault instruction in a progressive, skills learning practice and pole vault specific environment.

If you are interested in joining this group please contact Coach Fraley for information.
(985) 687 4354

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Coach Spotlight: Tori Nickol

Tori Nickol

She currently serves as the Mountain West Youth Track Club’s hurdle coach. Recruited to Carroll College as a heptathlete, Tori ultimately transitioned to a hurdle specialist and finished her career as a 400m hurdler. At Carroll, she served as a track team captain and holds a top-ten program performance in the 400m hurdles. After graduating summa cum laude from Carroll, Tori attended law school at the University of Montana, graduating in 2019 with High Honors. During law school, Tori began coaching hurdles at Loyola Sacred Heart High School and has continued to coach ever since.

Tori is passionate about using sport as an avenue to build confidence, create meaningful relationships, and nurture skills that translate to life beyond the track. She is enthusiastic about creating a practice environment that strikes the right balance between fun and challenging, and where athletes have the skills and ability to push themselves beyond their comfort zone but never into dangerous or injury-prone territory. Every athlete is different, and Tori meets each individual hurdler where they are: she strives to identify and develop the right technique, stride, and form variation for every hurdler. She also loves to help athletes set goals and chart concrete metrics for success so that every athlete can excel.