Coaches

This page will be updated as coaches are found, recruited, and added to our program.  USA Track & Field (USATF) has stringent coaching requirements to include each coach passing a background check and completing a mandatory SafeSport course that is designed to educate coaches about the sexual, emotional, and physical misconduct towards athletes and the repercussions for engaging in such misconduct. Spike Up Athletics is also committed to ensure our athletes receive training from coaches who have a USATF coaching certification or are currently working towards their certifications and can complete their certification within a short period of time. 

At Spike Up Athletics, it is our goal to have a gender-balanced coaching staff, and we will continue to work hard towards that goal as we grow. So, if you are or know of someone who is still active, a former athlete at the high school or collegiate level, willing to learn, a good role-model, can motivate and teach, and can pass a background check, please have them get in touch by clicking here

Lorenzo Washington

Head Coach

 

Coach Renz is one of the founders of Spike Up Athletics. He grew up in both Florida and Georgia and has lived in Idaho for 19 years after serving in the United States Air Force. He was a two-sport athlete in high school and went on to earned an athletic scholarship to attend NCAA Division II Albany State College, an HBCU (historically black colleges and universities), in Georgia. Coach Renz excelled in sprints and jumps. Coach Renz has coached club track and field for 7 years, which is when his son Caleb first became interested in track & field.   

Certifications

  • USATF Level 2 Jumps Coach

  • USATF Level 1 Track & Field Coach

  • SafeSport

  • Accredited Interscholastic Coach (national certification)

Alexis Pineda

Assistant Coach

 

Coach Pineda is a former track & field athlete who competed at Nampa High School in short sprints and relays. Coach Pineda is a student of the sport due to her dad being a track & field coach also.    

Certifications

  • USATF Level 1 Track & Field Coach

  • SafeSport

Jason Brown

Assistant Coach

 

Coach Brown is a former distance runner in track & field and cross country. He competed 2 years at Ricks College (in eastern Idaho, now known as Brigham Young University - Idaho), training briefly in the steeplechase but competing in the 5k and 10k. While at Ricks, Coach Brown helped his team by earning 2nd team All-American, and he also helped his cross county team win a national championship, finishing 8th in the 10k at the Nationals Track Meet. He later transferred to Utah State University and competed there until sidelined with injury. Coach Brown is the current head coach of Skyview High School's cross country team and has been the assistant track and field coach for 5 years.    

Certifications

  • USATF Level 1 Track & Field Coach

  • SafeSport

Jerred Wuest

Assistant Coach

 

With over 25 years of throwing experience as an athlete and coach, Coach Wuest has had the opportunity to compete on a national level and work with the most amazing athletes. Coach Wuest has coached at the elementary school, middle school, high school, and college levels, and has worked with master level throwers. Coach Wuest believes that hard work and dedication makes better competitors, and he teaches throwing to each thrower based on his/her individual skill level. Coach Wuest strives to help people develop as athletes both mentally and physically, and he believes in true sportsmanship in every aspect. Coach Wuest plans to attend the USATF level one certification course upon its next availability.   

Certifications

  • SafeSport

Becky Jergenson

Assistant Coach

 

Coach Becky aka "doc" has been involved with sports at the competitive and recreational levels her whole life. She currently practices chiropractic in Boise, ID, is a member of the Boise VeloWomen cycling team, and umpires for Treasure Valley Women's Lacrosse League. Despite being relatively new to the world of Track & Field, Coach Becky brings a wealth of leadership skills and, as sports-trained chiropractor, a thorough understanding of human anatomy and athletes' movement to the team. Coach Becky plans to become SafeSport certified and attend the USATF level one certification course upon their next availability  

Certifications

  • TBD