Damian Smithhisler (Coach S.) competed in a unique mix of events in high school & college (distance running, pole vault, & triple jump). He was the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita, KS for 11 years, leading the girls team to a 5A State XC Title in 2003 & T&F Title in 2005 among other top 3 finishes. From 2012 to 2016 he was the Head XC & Men’s T&F Coach at Friends University in Wichita. During those 4 years his teams won 12 conference championships & national championships in 3 events (Javelin, Indoor 4×8 Relay, Outdoor 4×8 Relay). He is now Asst. Athletic Director at Pittsburg State and has overseen 5 Indoor National T&F Meets. He and his wife, Katie, have 5 children (Colton-10, Braven-8, Kannon-6, Skylee-4, & Haddee-2) and reside in Pittsburg attending St. Mary’s Colgan schools & Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.