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Coach Jesse Coy

4215 Raider Rd. 

Rapid City, SD 57702

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Tel: 605. 605. 9820

coachjessecoy@gmail.com

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coach coy

E: coachjessecoy@gmail.com
P: 605.645.9820
T: @coachjcoy

Hello. 

My name is Jesse Coy and I am the Head Cross Country coach at Rapid City Stevens High School.  This is my 15th year of coaching Cross Country and my 10th  with the Runnin' Raiders.  In the spring I am an assistant coach with the track team and in the summer I operate Black Hills Youth Running which introduces kids to cross country and fitness.

Family & Background. 

I have a wonderful little family with my wife, Emily and our two children, Ben and Elouise.  Emily works part-time and spends most of her time being Mom to our kids.  Family is important to me, thus I make sure to consider family obligations with our student-athletes.     

As a youth, I grew up in Hill City as one of five siblings.  Both of my brothers are involved with the sport.  Matt is a very successful coach in Beresford and Andy was a multiple-time All American, National Champion and current SD collegiate record-holder in the 1,000 meters. 

Things I Do.   
My favorite thing to do outside of work is being with my family.  Camping is probably our favorite activity, but anything with them is special. 

As for hobbies,  I like to all of the things every other introvert does.  My favorites being reading, studying and learning about training, physiology, psychology and other concepts related to endurance training and teams.  I've also done a little writing on endurance training for Stack.com and published RUNsodak magazine for a few years.   

Athletics.  

In high school, I was a multi-sport athlete, competing in cross country, football, basketball and track and field in Hill City.  While running for the Rangers, I was able to be a part of a state championship 4x800 relay team along with a state champion track team. 

After high school, I ran cross country and track at Jamestown College, USD and finally at BHSU.  I was a fairly ordinary runner, so my favorite memories stem from being part of great teams, including the 4x800m relay for BHSU that placed 7th at the 2003 Indoor NAIA National Meet and the 2003 Cross Country team that was recently inducted into the BHSU Hall of Fame.

I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been coached by Rollie Greeno, Scott Munsen and Scott Walkinshaw; all Hall of Fame members at their respective institutions. 

Coaching. 

My first position was in Mission, SD at the Todd County School District where I was an assistant coach for two years until a coaching job opened up in Hill City.  I coached four years in Hill City before moving onto my current position here at Stevens High School.  I enjoy coaching, the work that goes into each season and the people involved in the sport. 

Coy's Top 5

800 Meters

  1. Andy Coy 1:54.83

  2. Riley Coates 1:55.1

  3. Kyle Burdick 1:56.43

  4. Connor Haaland 1:57.66

  5. Austin Wright 1:58.41​

800 Meters

  1. Kendra Dykstra 2:15.74

  2. Jamie Schweiss 2:15.75

  3. Renae Dykstra 2:16.11

  4. Emily Person 2:17.06

  5. Mallory Fine 2:19.35

1600 Meters

  1. Kyle Burdick 4:19.70

  2. Connor Haaland 4:20.97

  3. Riley Coates 4:23.95

  4. Andy Coy 4:24.02

  5. Tom Pfeifle 4:28.72

1600 Meters

  1. Kendra Dykstra 4:58.27

  2. Tamara Gorman 5:03.42

  3. Jamie Schweiss 5:08.88

  4. Emily Person 5:10.50

  5. Hailey Uhre 5:17.04

3200 Meters

  1. Kyle Burdick 9:29.57

  2. Riley Coates 9:42.16

  3. Connor Haaland 9:43.73

  4. Mark Poston 9:49.63

  5. Tristan Christoffer 9:53.04

3200 Meters

  1. Tamara Gorman 10:42.6

  2. Hailey Uhre 11:11.43 

  3. Emily Person 11:13.53

  4. Kendra Dykstra 11:19.37

  5. Jessica Bailey 11:26.23

Certifications/Education. 

  • Chadron State College

    • Masters in Education; Curriculum & Instruction

      • Emphasis in Physical Education

  • Black Hills State University

    • Bachelors in Education; K-8 Elementary Education

  • U.S.A.T.F. Level I Certified Coach

  • U.S.T.F.C.C.C.A. Technical Certification

  • N.A.S.M  Youth Exercise Specialist

  • NFHS/NSCA Strength & Conditioning Certificate

  • U.S.A.T. F.  Endurance Certificate

  • ALTIS Essentials Course 

Coaching Highlights & Stats

1- Boys Cross Country State Championships (2008)
2- Girls Cross Country State Championships (2013, 2014)
2- Combined State Cross Country Championships (2012 & 2013)
6- State Champion 4x800m Relays (08B 09G 11G 14G 15G 15B) 
7- NHSACA All-Americans (Cross Country and Track)

32- "Top 25" All-State XC (combined AA, A & B) *updated 11/18
126- Individual State Meet Podium Finishes in Cross Country/Track & Field *updated 7/19
 

National Rankings (Event Groups)

MileSplit Girls 800m #14 US (2014)
MileSplit Girls 800m #27 US (2015) 
MileSplit Girls 800m #30 US (2013) 

Top 10 SD Track & Field
1600 Meters-  Kendra Dykstra     

                        #8  4:58.27  (2016) 
3200 Meters-  Tamara Gorman

                        #4  10:42.5  (2014) 
                        Tamara Gorman

                        #10  10:53.84  (2013) 
4x800 Relay-   Schweiss, K. Dykstra, Person, R. Dykstra 

                        #8  9:20.63  (2014)

Coach of the Year Awards

  • 2008 Black Hills Conference- Girls Cross Country

  • 2012 Girls Greater Dakota Conference

  • 2013 SDCCTFCA Area 4 Cross Country 

  • 2013 SDCCTFCA Area 4 Assistant Track & Field

  • 2014 SDCCTFCA Boys West Region Cross Country

  • 2014 SDCCTFCA Girls West Region Cross Country

  • 2014 USTFCCA South Dakota Girls Cross Country

  • 2015 SDCCTFCA Area 4 Boys Cross Country 

  • 2017 SDCCTFCA AA West Boys Cross Country

  • 2018 SDCCTFCA AA West Boys Cross Country