SOUTHERN UTAH TRACK & FIELD COACHING STAFF


 
 
ERIC HOULE
HEAD COACH
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Eric Houle continues in his 23rd year to lead a nationally competitive program at Southern Utah University. When Coach Houle originally came to this small Division 1 program set in a beautiful town of 30,000, no SUU cross country or track and field team had ever won a conference title. Now, 38 conference titles later, the program is one of the best in the country, achieving success that is normally reserved for schools of size, resources, and history. What’s more, Houle’s expertise extends beyond the conference level. His athletes compete at the regional, national, and international levels on a regular basis gaining experience in countries such as Canada, Russia, Great Britain, and Hungary. 

 

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BRENT SPRINGALL   SHAYE SPRINGALL
ASSISTANT COACH - SPRINTS    DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 
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Brent Springall joined the Thunderbird track and field program in 2008. Springall competed primarily as a multi-event athlete, competing in the heptathlon and decathlon, as well as in individual jumps, throws and sprints events. Often leading the Thunderbirds in the multi events, Springall earned all-Summit League recognition and posted several records for Southern Utah, including top-three scores in the indoor heptathlon and outdoor decathlon.

 

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Shaye Springall joined the Thunderbird staff in August of 2016. Springall was formerly a student athlete at Southern Utah University. 

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PAUL LIMPF    JAY KOVAR
ASSISTANT COACH    ASSISTANT COACH - THROWS
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Paul Limpf was named the assistant distance coach in July 2014, joining the Thunderbirds from Eastern Washington. With the Eagles, Limpf served as a volunteer assistant distance coach and developed the workout for all of the 5k and 10k athletes. Under his program four athletes moved into Eastern Washington's all-time top-10 in the 5k and two in the 10k, including Sarah Reiter who tallied the second-best time in school history.

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Jay Kovar joined the Thunderbird coaching staff in the 2014/2015 season. Track and field has always been his passion. He was a nationally ranked discus thrower in the 1980’s, the most prolific period in the history of track and field. He was a finalist in the 1984 US Olympic trials and also in the 1986 Goodwill Games trials.

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ERIC DURRANT     
ASSISTANT COACH - JUMPS    

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Eric Durrant has transitioned from student-athlete at SUU to assistant coach. He was appointed to his position before the start of the 2017 Indoor Season.