Clinic Committee

Dominic Newman--Clinic Chairman (Shorewood)

Joe Costa (Marquette University)

Doug Debroux (Oregon)

Curt Kaczor (Arrowhead)

Mackenzie Laska (Wauwatosa East)

Rich Raney (Muskego)

Dominic Newman--Clinic Chairman

 

Dominic Newman has been working with the Shorewood Cross Country and Track Program program since 1999.  He started out as an assistant to Tim Kenny for 5 years and then Coach Newman took over the program in 2004. Newman has served as past president of the WCCCA and Hall of Fame committee. Coach Newman has been teaching elementary physical education in Shorewood since 1999.

Newman graduated with a degree in Exercise Sport Science, from UW-LaCrosse where he ran Track and Cross Country for 4 years.  As a runner and coach, Newman has always favored cross country over track and field. Cross country has a much stronger team component it emphasizes a group effort as opposed to just an individual effort.  Part of his coaching philosophy is to encourage his runners to gain strength from their team affiliation.  Newman wants his athletes to embrace the concept of using their teammates, both physically and mentally, to make themselves better runners and competitors.

When not coaching or teaching Coach Newman enjoys spending time with his family, riding his fat tire bike and enjoying the slow pace at the families lake cabin.

Joe Costa

 

Bio

Doug Debroux

 

In 1984, Doug was hired at Oregon High School to start up the AP Calculus (AB) course and to be the Head Boys & Girls Cross Country coach.  For the past 35 years, he continues to teach the calculus classes along with Algebra 2 at OHS and he coached the Oregon B/G XC Teams for 27 years.  After his daughter's sophomore year, Doug took on the Oregon Girls Cross Program "only" - and for the past 8 years has continued in that capacity.  His daughter (Brooke), since graduating from Luther College has served as the Program's assistant coach for the past 2 seasons while earning hours and experience at UW Hospital.  He luckily married a saint (his wife - Cheryl) who has been an unselfish supporter for the 35 years they have been married and counting!  His son, Parker, is a senior at UW-Platteville and as dad states proudly - is majoring in Elementary Education and has the wherewithal to also coach someday (baseball - but still affecting young peoples' lives!).  Doug has served the WCCCA association as Vice President (1997-98), as District #5 rep,  and has been on the Clinic staff for the past 10+ years.  Doug has also been an assistant Track coach (distance) at OHS for the past 35 years.  Coach Debroux was a consultant for Success is a Team Effort - Ch 2 (2000), served on the Panel of Experienced Coaches for the Cross Country Journal (2006-07), and was humbly inducted into the WCCCA Hall of Fame in 2009. 

Mackenzie Laska

Mackenzie became head coach for the boys cross country program at Tosa East in 2014.  Previously, he served as the boys assistant cross country coach from 2011-2013, as an assistant track coach from 2012-2014, and as boys head track coach beginning in 2015.  He teaches 4th and 5th grade orchestra in the Wauwatosa school district and enjoys guiding along their musical journey.  He enjoys running and racing when time allows, camping, and spending time at home with his fiance, Beth, and their Australian cattle dog, Blue.  He joined the WCCCA clinic staff in 2017.

Rich Raney

 

Rich Raney has been the head girls cross country and track & field coach at Muskego high school, where he also teachers AP Economics since 2005. While at Muskego his teams have qualified for the state cross country meet 7 times, finished in the top 10 5 times, placing second in 2017, and were the state champions in 2018. Prior to working at Muskego, he was an assistant  boys cross country and track coach for two seasons at Waukesha South high school.  He attended Brookfield Academy and Carroll College where he was a member of the cross country and track teams. Rich currently lives in Wauwatosa with his wife, Kelly and daughter, Amelia.

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