Head Coach 1st season
Tracy Jex took over the cross country and track & field program in the fall of 2011.
Jex's most recent coaching position was at Mead High School in Longmont, CO where he served as the head cross country and track & field coach.
Before coaching at Mead High, Jex was an assistant cross country coach and eventually the head cross country and track & field coach at Colorado Christian University. As an assistant, Jex helped with recruiting, designing practice workouts and directing practice in the absence of the head coach. He was promoted to the head coaching position after a year's service as an assistant. Jex spent 2007-2009 as the head coach and was able to coach the first All-American in Colorado Christian history.
Jex's first coaching experience came in 2002 as the head cross country coach and assistant track & field coach at Longmont High School. While at Longmont High, he was able to coach two all-state cross country runners, the men's 2003 team to a 10th place state finish and the women's team to a ninth (2002) and 14th (2003) place finish at the state cross country meet. As an assistant track & field coach, Jex was in charge of the distance runners and helped the team to four consecutive state finishes. In 2005, Jex was recognized as the Colorado High School Coaches Association Girls Assistant Track Coach of the Year after helping the women's team to a second place finish at state.
Jex earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Colorado Christia
University in 2003 and his Master of Arts degree in human performance and physical education from Adams State College in 2009. He and his wife Leah reside in Hannibal their two children.
Assistant Coach 3rd season
Jason Scott joined the Trojans in 2009 as the assistant cross country and track & field coach. He works in the area of sprints, hurdles, field events, and multi-events. Scott graduated from Cedarville University in 2007 and has been an assistant coach there for the last two years where he was in charge of the hurdles and pole vault.
During his time at Cedarville, Scott had seven athletes qualify for NAIA Nationals with three of them placing in the top three. Scott himself was a three-time NAIA National Champion in the pole vault. He was the outdoor champion as a freshman in 2004 and claimed the indoor title as a junior and senior. He earned NAIA Indoor All-American honors all four years of his career and he was a two-time Outdoor All-American. In 2007, Scott represented the United States in Taiwan at the Chinese Taipei International Athletic Meet in the pole vault event. Most recently, he had much success at the 2009 Indoor USA National Championships where he placed fourth. Currently, Scott is still competing and working towards making the 2012 Olympics team in the pole vault. Some of his best marks are (17'8.5") in the pole vault, (14.31) in the 110 high hurdles, (23'10") in the long jump, and (183') in the javelin.
Scott resides in Hannibal with his wife Bethany, who will be working with the HLG sprinters and middle distance runners as a volunteer assistant coach.