Mike Kennedy, Neuqua Valley H.S., Relays:
A National Board Certified Physics Teacher at Neuqua Valley, Coach Mike Kennedy has served as Head Coach for over a decade. During his tenure, Kennedy has seen the team grow so large that a tryout process had to be instituted. In 2009 and 2014, he saw his team aloft on the trophy stand with a second place trophy; he also has a couple 4th places and a 5th place occur during his tenure. Coach Kennedy was named as AA Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2005. During his time with the Neuqua Valley team, Kennedy has coached numerous state qualifiers as well as All-State relays and athletes. In 2005, Kennedy coached Prince Riley in the 400 m to become the first Track and Field State Champion for Neuqua Valley. He has also coached two state champion 4 x 400 m relays, a state champion 4 x 800 m relay, and Ty Moss, the 2015 state champion in the 800m.
Kennedy competed in Track and Field for Marist High School and for the University of Chicago mainly as a 400m hurdler. He also coached Track and Field and Cross Country at Marist High School from 1997-2000.