Kegg Hired to Lead Tech Cross Country and Track Programs
Jack Kegg takes over as the new cross country and track and field coach at Oregon Tech. (photo courtesy of EOU athletic department)
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Oregon Tech Director of Athletics Michael Schell announced today that Jack Kegg has been hired on as Oregon Tech’s newest cross country and track & field coach.
Kegg takes over for former cross country and track & field coach Ken Coffman who retired after 16 years at Oregon Tech.
“We are delighted to have Jack Kegg as our coach,” said Schell. “His years of experience, dedication to students and profession, as well as his strong character and high level of integrity will be an asset to OIT.”
Most recently, Kegg served three years as part-time assistant coach at Eastern Oregon University before being promoted to a full-time assistant in 2009 for the Mountaineers.
At EOU, Kegg coached athletes who currently hold 23 Mountaineer school-records between indoor and outdoor track and field. Kegg has also coached athletes who have earned 13 NAIA All-American honors along with 60 NAIA national qualifiers.
Kegg was also a very successful coach in Oregon at the junior college ranks, spending 10 years as the head track coach at Clackamas Community College where he distinguished himself as one of the elite coaches in the Northwest.
On three separate occasions Kegg was named NWAACC Southern Region Coach of the Year, while also earning the NWAACC Coach of the Year award on the women's side in 2000. During his tenure at Clackamas, Kegg developed 288 JC All-Americans, 63 conference champions, 36 school-record holders, four national junior college record holders and nine US National or Olympic Trial Qualifiers.
“I am very excited to be at Oregon Tech. This is a great opportunity for myself and my family,” said Kegg. “I have been very fortunate to coach talented student-athletes and I feel Oregon Tech is a quality institution that will make it easy to continue that trend.”
In 2001 Kegg was invited to coach at the Olympic Training Center during the Elite Decathlon Camp, was a past President of USA Track and Field in Oregon and is currently working with the NAIA Indoor Games Committee.
Jack graduated from Western Oregon University with a B.S in Mathematics while also beginning his college coaching career at WOU as a graduate assistant in 1994. Jack and his wife, Laura, are the parents of Nora, currently a sophomore on the track and field team at EOU, and son’s Connor (14) and Eli (18).
View Related News by Tag:
Athletics Home Archive
Track and Field
Back to all news