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2024 Clinic Speakers

 Joel Heroux—Oconomowoc High School

Joel is a 2007 graduate of Sevastopol High School where he competed in cross country and track and field under Coach Curt Kaczor. After high school, he ran at UW-Stevens Point with Coach Rick Witt. Before graduating from UWSP, Joel spent a cross country season as an assistant coach at SPASH with Donn Behnke and Kevin Hopp. After graduation, Joel moved to Oconomowoc where he teaches Physical Education and recently finished his 10th year as the boys cross country coach. In the past ten years the cross country team has won 7 Conference Championships, 5 Sectional Championships, and 1 State Championship.

Jeff Miller—UW Whitewater


Jeff Miller is in his 42nd year of coaching Cross Country and Track and Field at UW-Whitewater. 



Coach Miller has coached 118 WIAC All Conference runners and 3 Conference Champions.  He has coached 143 NCAA III All-Region runners and 3 North Region Champions.  He also coached 28 NCAA III All-Americans, including two time National runner up Christian Patzka.



In Track and Field, Miller has coached 57 WIAC Champion, 28 Individuals and 5 Distance Medley Relay Teams to NCAA III Indoor All-American honors with 3 Nationals Champions (Pat Frascone in the 5K, Aron Kehoe in the 800, Christian Patzka in the 5K).  In outdoor track and field he has coached 34 Individual NCAA III All-Americans including 4 Nationals Champions.

For the past 38 years Coach Miller also has directed the UW-Whitewater Cross Country Camp to promoted and educate young runners in the sport of cross country and distance running.

 Donn Behnke—Stevens Point Area Senior High

Bio is Coming 

Kevin Hopp—Stevens Point Area Senior High


Kevin is the boys cross country coach at Stevens Point.  He has been coaching since 2001.  He has coached track at the middle school and high school level as well.  He is a math teacher at Ben Franklin JH.

CJ Michaud—Muskego High School


Bio is Coming 

Adeline Hallen—Orono High School, MN


Bio is Coming 

Ajamu Olaniyan—Top Flight Training


Ajamu Olaniyan , WI. Coach Ajamu “Mu” Olaniyan is from Milwaukee is a sports performance engineer.


Key accomplishments:

Three-time National Champion, and seven-time All-American in the triple jump. A UW-La Crosse Wall of Fame member as well as WIAC All-Time team selection. 


Professional background:

Coach Olaniyan has enhanced speed, explosiveness, and agility for numerous athletes at the high school, college, and professional levels in baseball, basketball, football, golf, rugby, soccer, track and field, and volleyball.



UW-La Crosse:
BA Elementary Education,
MS Professional Development, focus in mathematics 

Concordia University Chicago:
PhD Health and Human Performance (dissertation phase)

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