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Boys Head Coach: Michael Colonna

I am honored to lead the Boro, Boys Track and Field program. Many of my former coaches have had a life-changing impact on me through the sport. I am a competitive person and hope to win many track meets with the Panthers. With that said, more important than winning is that the Point Boro Track and Field Program is one that provides an avenue for young men to develop their character while having a life-changing experience.

EXPERIENCE: 2 Years at Donovan Catholic as Assistant Throws Coach, 1 Year Point Borough HS Assistant Throws Coach, 6th Year as Boys Head Coach

HIGHLIGHTS: 5 Finishes that rank among the top 6 in Program History under Coach Colonna; Coached 5 throwers who have gone on to compete at the Collegiate Level; 14 School Records in the past 5 seasons; USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification

CONTACT: mcolonna@pointpleasant.k12.nj.us

Boys Distance Coach: Kevin Conheeney

HIGH SCHOOL: Hackensack HS 1971, Sectional Champion North Group 4 XC, State Group 4 & All Group Champion (Mile) Indoor, Bergen County/State/ Eastern States Champ Outdoor (Mile)

UNIVERSITY: University of Maryland, (D1) 1976, All ACC XC 2 Years, Qualified for NCAA Nationals, Team Captain XC 1976, Mile, 2-Mile, Relays (Indoor) & Mile, Two Mile, Three Mile & Relays (Outdoor). Varsity Letter Athlete while @ Maryland, Bachelor of Science Degree

COACHING: Point Pleasant Boro High School, XC Coach Since 2001, 10 Division Titles (6 in last 6) years, numerous teams that qualified for State XC Group 2 Meet, 1 XC Sectional Group 2 Individual Champion

OUTDOOR TRACK: Assistant Coach - Boy's Since Spring (2002) Middle Distance (800m) & Long Distance Track events (1600m & 3200m), Multiple Qualifiers for State Group Championships, 3 Individual School Record (3200, 1600, 800), Multiple School Relay Records

Girls Head Coach: Billy Kostenko

Coach Kostenko is in his 7th year as the Head Coach of the Girls Track & Field Program. This year marks his 17th year coaching track and field in New Jersey, with a previous 11 year stint at Northern Burlington Regional HS. Coach K’s primary events are the distance events (800, 1600, and 3200). During the fall and winter, Coach K is the head coach of the girls cross country and winter track and field teams.

Coach K’s Recipe for Success: RELATIONSHIPS + EFFORT → SUCCESS

CONTACT: bkostenko@pointpleasant.k12.nj.us

Throws and Jumps Coach: Scott Kaufman

MATER DEI HS: 2000-2014 throws coach, 2015 Head Coach (division champions), 2010-2015 Indoor Head Coach, numerous team and individual state meet qualifiers in throws and jumps, coached 3 state champion javelin throwers

ST. MARY’S ELEM. SCHOOL: 6th and 7th grade social studies teacher 2000-present, department chairperson, student council advisor

POINT BORO: 4th Winter Season with the program, 5th season with program overall. Hard to find a nicer guy.

Sprints Coach: Roberto Perez

EDUCATION: 1993 Bridgeton HS graduate, 1994 US Army Signal Corp, 1994-1996 Gloucester County Community College - A.S. in Health; Physical Ed. And Computer Science, 1996-2001 Missouri Valley College - B.S. in Physical Education: K-12 and B.S. in Exercise Science: Health and Fitness

ATHLETICS: Bridgeton HS 1992-1993, NJSIAA SJ Group III Sectionals 10th (XC), NJSIAA State Group III 3200m 4th Outdoor; Indoor, CAL - National 3200m Champion, Team Co-Captain NJSIAA State Group 3 Outdoor Champions 1992-1993, Gloucester County Community College (DIII) 1994-1995, All GSAC/District 19 First Team XC; TF 2 Years, 1994-1995 Regional 19 3000m Steeplechase Champion, 1995-96 Qualified for NJCAA Outdoor Track; Field Nationals in 3000m Steeplechase, Team Captain 1995 NJCAA D III XC National Champions, Missouri Valley College - NAIA D II 1996-2001, 1996 NAIA Cross Country National Qualifier, 1997 Heart of America Athletic Conference 3000m Steeplechase Champion and NAIA 3000m Steeplechase National Qualifier

Coaching: 2000 Marshall High School (Missouri) Volunteer Asst. Track; Field Coach – Distance/Jumps 2001-2003 Asst. Cross Country Coach – Cumberland County College 2002-2005 Bridgeton HS Indoor/Outdoor Asst. Track; Field Coach – Distance, 2x State Champion 800m/1600m 2007-2016 Asbury Park HS - Head Coach Cross Country Boys; Girls 2007-2012 Asbury Park HS - Indoor/Outdoor Asst. Track; Field Coach – Distance/Jumps, 4 NJSIAA Group 1 Outdoor State 110 HH Champions, 3 NJSIAA Group 1 Indoor State 55HH Champions, 22 NJSIAA Group 1 State Qualifiers 2013-2016 Asbury Park HS – Asst. Track; Field Coach– Throws/Jumps Current- Pt. Pleasant Boro Asst. Indoor Boys/Girls Track; Field Coach- Sprints/Hurdles/High Jump

Middle Distance Coach: Kyle Roos