Kennedy Catholic hires Kevin Jackson to lead Track and Field program


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Kennedy Catholic High School has hired Kevin Jackson as its new head coach for the track and field program, the school announced.

Jackson will serve as head coach for both the boys and girls teams, and will begin working immediately with Athletic Director Sam Reed to round out his staff.

The Lancers will begin their first season competing in the 4A North Puget Sound League when the spring sports season begins Feb. 27.

Jackson most recently served as the head track coach at The Northwest School (1A), where he helped develop elite-level athletes and secured four individual WIAA state championships in 2016. He was named Emerald City League Coach of the Year in 2015. Jackson is a USA Track & Field (USATF) Level 2 Certified Coach and a voting member of the USATF Pacific Northwest Track and Field Association. He also heads up the Auburn Elite Track Club which trains athletes ages 6-18 to compete in the collegiate indoor season and the USATF Junior Olympics outdoor circuit.

“I’m excited to welcome Coach Jackson into the Lancer community,” Reed said. “In Kevin, we are getting an experienced head coach passionate about building a team culture where all athletes are trained to compete at their personal best. I trust that our student-athletes are going to be energized by his commitment toward the sport.”

Jackson will take over from Carolyn Burns, who resigned from the head girls coach position following the completion of the 2016 season so that she could more closely follow the successes of her youngest son, Kennedy Catholic graduate, Casey Burns ‘11, as he competes on the University of Washington track & field team.

Registration for track and field as well as all of the other spring sports offered at Kennedy Catholic opens January 30 online.

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