Welcome to the State College Girls' 

    Indoor and Outdoor

    Track and Field Program



    Girls' Coaches:

     LionPawMs. Jennifer Evans, Head Coach

    USATF Level I Certified Coach 

    English Teacher (D015)

    Twitter: @GursSCtrack                

    Email: jle17@scasd.org

    Cell: (814) 932-6068                   



    LionPawMs. Rebecca Donaghue, Assistant Coach

    Art Teacher (F160/F165)

    Email: rfd12@scasd.org

    Cell: (814) 404-9564

    LionPawMr. Artie Gilkes,  Head Boys' Coach

    Email: asg17@scasd.org

    Cell:  (814) 404-9563
    LionPawMr. Tom Kleban,  Assistant Coach

    Email: tomkleban@gmail.com

    Cell:  (814) 571-2201
    LionPawMr. Chris Mitchell,  Assistant Coach
    USATF Level I & II Certified Coach (Jumps) / USTFCCCA Certification as a Jumps Specialist

    Email: chris@mitchellprosports.com

    Cell: (802) 598-9216
    LionPawMr. Chris Avvampato,  Assistant Coach

    Technical Education Teacher (A203)

    Email: cja18@scasd.org

    Cell:  (724) 261-0944


    If at any time you need to reach us, please call and leave a message on our cell phones first before you call the school office or use email.


    LionPawThe event coaches will be as follows:


    Sprints = Jennifer Evans

    Jumps = Artie Gilkes 

                Hurdles  =  Tom Kleban 

    Mid and Long Distance = Rebecca Donaghue

    Pole Vault = Chris Mitchell

             Outdoor Shot Put and Discus = Chris Avvampato
             Indoor Shot Put = Dayna Wenger
             Strength Training = Ms. Diane Swauger


    LionPawVolunteer Coaches:

                           Dayna Wenger, USATF Level I, II, & III (Throws) Certified Coach  daynahwenger@gmail.com
                    Katelyn Lesher, SCTF alumni

    LionPawAthletic Training Room:

                             Contact Information and Concussion Information


    Practice & Meets:


    Please follow the 2019-2020 schedule. There will be organized team practice on every school day. Event coaches may host other specified voluntary practices throughout the season.




    Please follow the guidelines listed in the Athletics Handbook (note: the 9:25 a.m. rule). 

    Any absence from a practice or a meet needs to be discussed and approved by Coach Evans in advance if possible. Absences from practice may result in an athlete not being placed on a relay or being selected to go to limited entry meets.


    LionPawLocker Room:


    Athletes need to lock personal items in lockers to prevent theft.


    LionPawIndoor and Outdoor Track Area, Fitness Center, and Pool:


    We will utilize these areas as much as possible to benefit our fitness levels, athletic performance, and to help prevent injuries. Please follow the rules of the facility and conduct yourself in an appropriate manner. On the indoor track, slower movers stay to the left; on the outdoor track slower runners stay to the right. The key word used to move someone out of the way is "TRACK!"


    LionPawWarm-Up and Warm-Down:


    There will be a specific warm-up completed each day at practice as a team and with the event coaches

    This routine will properly prepare the athlete for her events. This warm-up should be done prior to each competition. It consists of a series of: jog, a dynamic warm-up, and perhaps a series of build-ups. Static stretching should be utilized as needed at the beginning of a practice and always at the end.

    These exercises should be completed at the beginning and end of each practice. This is the regular routine at competitions as well.

    Proper warming up and down allows for peak performance and prevents injury!


    LionPawFood and Water:


    Athletes need to consume the proper nutrition throughout the day.

    Hydration and energy are the most important components for peak performance.


    LionPawBooster Club:


    It is imperative that you pay your booster club dues. The booster club supplies water for all meets, organizes the concession stand during the outdoor season, provides team gear, and funds our awards and gifts at the end of the season.



    President: Jaimie Miller,   email:  jcmiller4@gmail.com

    Vice President: Heidi Pfenningworth

    Treasurer: Jodi Ehrensberger

    Secretary: Rebecca Gillan






    $25 for the year / $35 for a family

    Become a "Friend of State College Girls' Track" by donating additional monies to support team activities.



    We are looking forward to a fun and successful season.

    Thank you for your support!

Last Modified on January 2, 2020