About Us

The Girard Warriors Youth Track Club is a faith-based non-profit 501(c)(3) AAU sanctioned club that formed in 2016.  The purpose of the track club is to introduce students to track and field, foster a love for the sport, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and build character.

The team is located in Girard but is open to athletes in the surrounding communities.

That is why you need to put on God’s full armor. Then on the day of evil you will be able to stand strong.
And when you have finished the whole fight, you will still be standing.
Ephesians 6:13 – Get your armor on.

Head Coach

Nate Clevenger is the head coach of the Girard Warriors Youth Track Club.  He was a high school state champion track athlete, a track athlete at Pittsburg State University, and has coached track & field since 1997.  He is a teacher at Girard Middle School and is a very active member of Living Faith Church of the Nazarene.

Throwing Coach

Andrew Burnett threw javelin at Allen Co. Community College and formerly helped Nate coach at Colgan HS working with several league champions and state qualifiers. Andrew currently works full time in electronics engineering and has a BS degree from Pittsburg State University.

Jumping Coach

Morgan Samuels ran track and field at Girard High School and was a state medalist in the high jump, long jump & 4×400. She was also on the women’s basketball and track team at Ottawa University where she was a KCAC conference champion in the long jump. She is currently earning her Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center and is married to Preston Samuels.

Distance Coach

Korey Kimrey ran track and cross country at Southeast High School from 1995-1998 years and at Pittsburg State University from 1998-2000. He was also a high school track coach for 4 years. He directed an area wide Champions Running Camp from 2008-2013.

Pole Vault Coach

Laney Lawson ran track for 4 years in HS and qualified for state 3 times in long jump and triple jump. She also ran cross country for 2 years in high school. Laney has coached at Pittsburg Community Middle School, Pittsburg High School, and coaches cross country and track & field at Southeast High School and Middle School. She currently teaches low incidence special education at Pittsburg Community Middle School.

Contact Us

Nate Clevenger
Head Coach

Maria Clevenger
Club Manager