Diane Cummins – Head Coach – Mid-Distance
Coach D has spent the last 15 years as a professional track athlete. The last 8 of which were with Mountain West Track Club here in Missoula as a 400m, 800m and 1500m runner. She competed for Canada at the Olympic, Commonwealth, Pan American, Francophone Games, and World Championships. She is the current Canadian record holder in 4 events; the indoor 800m and 1000m, and the outdoor 800m and 1000m. Her personal best times for 400m 800m 1000m and 1500m are 53.89, 1.58.39, 2.34.19 and 4.05.02. She is also the proud owner of the current Missoula street mile record for elite women. D has traveled the world competing in track events for many years and has gained extensive knowledge of what it takes to be among the best in the world. She has a BA Human Movement Science degree from the University of Natal South Africa, USATF level 1 and Core Align level 3 certifications. D strives to provide a fun safe environment for young athletes to learn the drills and skills of Track and Field. She has been the assistant Track and Field, and Cross Country coach at St Mary’s DSG in Kloof South Africa. She has volunteered with the Special Olympics Track and Field Program in BC Canada and has been a coach with Mountain West Youth Track club since 2010.
Jo Ruby – Head Distance Coach
Jo has been running and coaching for many years. She began her running career in High School in California. She went on to run Cross Country and Track for Seattle Pacific University. Her specialty was the 800. As she continued to run, she leaned more towards the Marathon Distance. Jo has run the Missoula, Boston and New York City Marathons.
Jo has extensive experience (18 years) working with high school youth in a wide range of community service oriented activities. She began her coaching career in 2007, working with adults at the Missoula Family YMCA. She has developed the YMCA’s running programs that include speed, interval, tempo and pool training. She specializes in developing running programs for 5k-42k races. She has been with Big Sky High School since 2013 as the Head Cross Country Coach. She has been the Long Distance Coach with Mountain West Youth Track since 2012.
Jo is also a Certified Personal Trainer and has knowledge in interval and tempo training for cross country and track athletes. She loves to strength train and has coached many athletes through her long distance running programs.
Zane Reneau – Field Events Coach
Dylan Reynolds – Sprints & Hurdles
Nick Trebesch – Pole Vault
Justin Johnston – Sprints & Field Events