Dena Colie

Cycling Coordinator/Youth Triathlete Director

5X All American Ranking
3X Olympic Distance World Championship Qualifier
USA Triathlon Level 1 Coaching Certification
USA Triathlon Youth & Junior Coaching Certification
AP Racing Affiliated

Rob Duncan

Professional Triathlete

Nike National Qualifier as a Team Dowling (Coaching) 2013
IHSA State Cross Country Team Champion Dowling (Coaching) 2013
Rend Lake College Hall of Fame Inductee 2008 & 2009
Southern Illinois Track & Field Scholarship Recipient 2003-2005
Rend Lake College Outstanding Track & Field Athlete 2001 & 2002
ACE Massage Cup Certified
KT Tape Specialist

Track Honors

  • USA Club 1500 Meter National Champion 2007
  • USA Indoor Championship runner-up DMR
  • NJCAA Cross-Country team Champions 2001 & 2002
  • NJCAA runner-up 1,000 meters 2002
  • NJCAA runner-up 4×800 meters 2002
  • Nine Time Indoor/ Outdoor/ XC All-American
  • Assistant Coach NJCAA Cross-Country Champions 2003

Karen Snyder

Triathlete Coach

USA Cycling Coach Level 3
5X USAT All American
4X Ironman 70.3 World Champion Qualifier
AP Racing Affiliated
Certified RedCord Trainer
Swimmer for University of Michigan
BS in Movement Science
Master of Physical Therapy from Northwestern
Volunteer Coach for Cross Country & Track at All Saints Catholic Academy

Brandon Engle

Triathlete Coach

USA Cycling Certified Coach
Ironman University Certification
AP Racing Affiliated
Certified Personal Trainer
Graston Certified
Kinesio Tape Certified
Functional Movement Screen (FMS) Certified
Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant
20+ Triathlons, 10+ Marathons, 7 Ironman Triathlon Finishes

 

Mike Kennedy

RPR Specialist and Running Coach

A National Board Certified Physics Teacher at Neuqua Valley, Coach Mike Kennedy has served as Head Coach of the Neuqua Valley Boys Track and Field team for over 15 years. During his tenure, Kennedy has seen the team grow so large that a tryout process had to be instituted. Four times, he saw his team aloft on the trophy stand with a state trophy, including the most recent in 2018 when the team was State Champions. In total, Kennedy’s teams have seen nine top ten team finishes. Coach Kennedy was named as AA Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2005. During his time with the Neuqua Valley team, Kennedy has coached numerous state qualifiers as well as All-State relays and athletes. In 2005, Kennedy coached Prince Riley in the 400 m to become the first Track and Field State Champion for Neuqua Valley. He has also coached two State Champion 4 x 400 m relays, two State Champion 4 x 800 m relays, a State Champion 4 x 200 m relay and Ty Moss, the 2015 State Champion in the 800m. Kennedy is also an Assistant Track and Field Coach for the Neuqua Valley Boys Cross Country team and is the Co-Founder and Head Coach of the Wildcat Track & Field/Cross Country Club.

Kennedy is Level 2 Certified in Reflexive Performance Reset (RPR) and practices it regularly with his teams, which have seen a dramatic decrease in injuries and a dramatic increase in performance.

Kennedy competed in Track and Field for Marist High School and for the University of Chicago mainly as a 400m hurdler. He also coached Track and Field and Cross Country at Marist High School from 1997-2000.