Ken Jakalski coached cross country and track and field at the high school level for 43 years. He is the former president of the Illinois Coaches Association, former CEO of Faster than Gravity Speed Enhancement, and former coaching education chairmen for Illinois United State Track and Field. He’s a member of the Illinois Track and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the National High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. a three time recipient of the ITCCCA Coach of the Year award, and a Recipient of the 1989 Franklin Life Golden Clipboards Award for 100+ team victories in both cross country and track.
Ken has been Host/Director/Keynote Speaker to five specialty clinics offered through the Illinois Coaches Association, and author of numerous articles related to conditioning, speed enhancement, and endurance training. He’s presented seminars on speed training to coaches associations across the country, and has served as a member of the IHSA Track and Field Advisory Committee as well as Meet Manager for the 1998 USATF National Cross Country Championships.