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2018 Coaching Staff

Co – head coach – long sprints/relays: Scott Ylkanen
Scott graduated from Mounds View in 1998, then went on to receive his degree in Human Communications with a minor in Athletic Coaching at Bethel University. He completed his master’s degree in Special Education 2009, and presently teaches in the Career & Life Transition Program in the Mounds View School District. This will be his 17th year coaching Track & Field and 15th year as Co-Head Coach with Aaron. He holds a USATF coaching education Level I certification in Track & Field. Scott also serves as the Head Sophomore football coach for Mounds View. He has been married to Nikki since July 2004, and they have 2 children (Skylar 10 1/2 and Braylon 8 1/2). They presently live in Arden Hills.

Co – head coach – jumps/sprints/relays: Aaron Redman
Aaron will be entering his 15th year co-head coaching the girls track program with Mounds View and 18th year overall coaching track. Before working with the Mounds View program he coached the co-ed jumps at Wayzata High School where he is a former graduate (’95) and a part of the 1995 MN state track and field champions. His undergraduate degree is from Bethel University (’99) and completed a master of education degree from St. Thomas University (’02). Aaron holds a USA Track and Field coaching education Level II certification in jumps. He presently teaches in the social studies department at Mounds View High School and also serves as a varsity defensive coach for the Mounds View football program. He and his wife, Maria, and boys Jacob and Eli, presently live in Arden Hills.

Distance: Jimmy McArthur
This will be Jimmy's 9th season with the girls track and field program. He also holds the head coaching position at Mounds View with the girls cross country program. Jimmy also serves as a teacher in the special education program at Mounds View High School. His wife is a Mounds View alum and they live in Shoreview with their 4 children.

Mid-distance: Diane Shaw (Tolzmann)
Diane will entering her 7th season with the track and field program. Diane presently teaches in the physical education department at both Mounds View and Irondale High School. She also serves as an assistant coach with the Mounds View cross country team. Coach Shaw and her husband Nate live in Plymouth.

Throws: Rob Piersak
Rob begins his 15th year of coaching shot and discus with the Mounds View girls track and field program. He has over 30 years of coaching experience, 24 with the Mounds View soccer program and 13 with the basketball program at Mounds View. He has been teaching for 32 years in the physical education field, 29 of those at St. Odilia. Coach Piersak and his wife Deb have had two daughers (Amy and Kelly) and a son (Matt) compete in the Mounds View track and field programs.

Throws: Chet Springborn
Coach Springborn returns for a 12th season with the Mounds View girls track and field program. Chet has been a Physical Education teacher in the Mounds View school district since 1998, and currently serves at Sunnyside Elementary. In 1998 he started coaching the girls track team at MVHS in a multi-event position. He has coached the throwing events, hurdles and pole vault at various times throughout his coaching experience in track and field. He also coaches basketball and football with Irondale High School. Chet also owns a lawn sprinkling service and lives with his wife Angie and their children in Circle Pines.

Pole Vault/Sprints: Matt Fleigle
Matt Fleigle is entering his 12th year of coaching the vault with the girls program. He is a graduate of Mounds View High School (’06) and was an all – state performer in the pole vault event for a true team and MN state championship team. He is currently attending the University of Minnesota majoring in kinesiology and minoring in coaching. Coach Fleigle and his wife Esther live in New Brighton.
Hurdles/Sprints/Relays: Anna Blaske
Anna returns for her 5th season with the Mounds View program. She will be working with hurdles and jumps. Anna is a 2008 graduate of Mounds View and is a recent graduate of Winona State University where she competed in track and field for 4 seasons. She currently teachers at Chippewa Middle School in the Mounds View district.