Jack Kegg enters his third year as head cross country and track and field coach at Oregon Tech when the 2013 season begins this September.
In just two years leading both the Owl women and men, Kegg saw both his teams jump into the NAIA polls in 2012. The women, in their best season on record, received votes during 5 consecutive weeks of national polling, 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 placing them in the top-30 cross country teams in the NAIA. Several of those weeks the men’s team was ranked in the top 25, with a season-high of 21st.
Prior to Oregon Tech, 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.
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 junior on the track and field team at EOU, and son’s Connor (16) and Eli (20).