Jack Kegg enters his fourth year as head cross country and track & field coach at Oregon Tech when the 2014 season begins this August. In just three years, leading both the Owl women and men, Kegg saw his teams jump into the NAIA polls in 2012 & 2013. The women, in their best season on record, received votes during 5 consecutive weeks of national polling in 2012 placing the Tech women harriers in the top 30 teams in the NAIA. On the men's side, the Tech harriers received votes for the last eight weeks of the season in 2012 and all ten polls in 2013 placing them in the top-30 cross country teams in the NAIA for the last two years. Several of those weeks the men’s team was ranked in the top 25, with a school record-high of 15th. Both teams come off their best finishes in conference history with the men placing 4th and the women 5th in the ever tough Cascade Collegiate Conference. During his tenure Kegg has coached 10 of the top 25 men and 10 of the top 20 women in Tech history. Including, both the men’s and women’s school record holders, Paul Adams 24:19 (8k) and Sara Howard 18:20 (5k).
Prior to Oregon Tech, Kegg served 5 years as an assistant coach at Eastern Oregon University (2006-2011) and 10 years as the head track coach at Clackamas Community College (1997-2006). Kegg has coached 21 NAIA national qualifiers and 15 NAIA All- Americans for the owls. In his career Kegg has coached 81 NAIA national qualifiers, 28 NAIA All-Americans, 288 JC All-Americans, four National Junior College record holders and nine US National or Olympic Trial Qualifiers. In 2001 Kegg was invited to coach at the Olympic Training Center during the Emerging- Elite Decathlon Camp, was a past President of USA Track and Field in Oregon and is a past NAIA Indoor Games Committee member.
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 (23), Eli (21), and Connor (17).