MEET THE COACHES
Coach Beckerman is now a vetern to the cross country team and has had many successes this past year with both his passion for running and javelin coaching for Lawrence High Track and Field. Originally from Olpe, Kansas outside of Emporia, Beckerman was a multi-sport athlete in high school and excelled in track and field. Beckerman would later set his sights on the University of Kansas where he received his Bachelor's of Education in Science. Coach Beckerman is a science teacher at Lawrence High where he enjoys the work he does from Chemistry to AP Chemistry.
As javelin coach in Spring 2018, Beckerman helped guide five athletes to breaking the boy's and girl's school javelin records as well as placing at the State meet. His girls throwers added crucial points to help the Lawrence High School Girls to a State Championship!
Lacing up the running shoes in the Fall of 2018, Beckerman found it fun and enjoyable to be out in the thick of it with the kids; pushing not only them, but himself as well. Beckerman assisted the girls team, primarily, and made sure that they were in their right minds going into workouts, run, and races. He was able to build valuable relationships and trust with the students that flowed into the classroom as well.
In the Spring of 2019, as the javelin coach, Beckerman guided two athletes to the State Championships in Wichita: Amaya Harris and AJ Powell. Amaya ended up claiming runner-up in the girl's competition and AJ took home sixth on the boy's.
Beckerman is already seeing the future of the cross country program with all the athletes that show up to the summer runs. He is hopeful that we will keep building upon last year's success and be in the running for something special in October.