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What: A clinic type format for coaches or anyone interested in learning about various elements of

sprints/jumps/hurdles training, developing athletes, and building championship team cultures.

When: Saturday – Dec. 08, 2018

Where: Hanover College Science Center – Room 137

Who: Championship High School and College Coaches from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio will present

Cost: $30 per person (Checks made to Hanover College Track & Field)



10:30am – 11:30am: Registration in Science Center Lobby

11:30am – 12:20pm: Mike Davidson, Ben Davis High School, Indiana – Long Jump Technique

12:30pm –1:20pm: Matt Somerlot, Centerville High School, Ohio – Building Team Culture

1:30pm – 2:00pm: Alex Makin, Hanover College – Sports Performance for the HS Track Athlete

2:00 pm – 2:30pm: Break

2:40 – 3:30pm: Brian Cashdollar, Manchester University, Indiana – Coaching the High Jump

3:40pm – 4:30pm: James Greenlee, Moore High School, Kentucky – Designing an Annual Plan

4:40pm – 5:30pm: Jesse Hicks, Avon High School, Indiana – Strength Maintenance Program Without the Benefit of
a Weight Room.

5:40pm – 6:30pm: Ashley Andres, East Central High School, Indiana – Hurdle Training
About the presenters:

Mike Davidson- Ben Davis High School (Indianapolis, IN) - Coach Davidson has been the Ben Davis head boys track
coach for 28 years. During this �me, Ben Davis has had 19 top ten state meet team finishes in Indiana’s 1 class
system, including two 3rd place finishes, five runner-up’s and 3 state �tles. In 2011, his Giants earned a spot at the
Nike Track Na�onals in Eugene, Oregon where they placed 4th out of 12 teams. Through his tenure, Coach
Davidson has had 28 event state champions, including nine 4x100 state champions and four 4x400 state
champions. Inducted into the Indiana Track Hall of Fame in 2012, Coach Davidson has been Indiana Coach of the
year 3 �mes, NFHS Midwest Region Coach of the year in 2010 and also honored as a Na�onal Coach of the Year
finalist by the NHSACA.

Brian Cashdollar – Manchester University (North Manchester, IN) - A four-year leter winner and two-�me team
captain for the track and field team at Ball State University, Cashdollar joined the Manchester staff in 1999. He has
won 17 Heartland Collegiate Athle�c Conference Coach of the Year awards, the 2011 Great Lakes Regional Coach
of the Year award, and coached 17 HCAC Championship teams. Cashdollar has coached two individual na�onal
champions, two individual na�onal runner-ups, nine All-Americans, and 29 Na�onal Qualifiers.

Ashley Andres – East Central High School (St. Leon, IN) - a 9-�me state qualifier in track and field in the 100m
hurdles, 300m hurdles, 100m dash, high jump and long jump at East Central HS and All-American in the heptathlon
at the University of Cincinna�. Andres competed for Nike and Team USA post-collegiately finishing third in the
USATF Indoor Pentathlon, fourth in the Pan-American Combined events sixth in the USA vs German dual, and
seventh in the 2008 Olympic Trials. As a coach, she has coached four consecu�ve IHSAA Championship teams and
has coached state qualifiers in the 4 x 400m relay, 4 x 800m relay, 300m Hurdles, and the pole vault.

James Greenlee – Marion C. Moore High School/The Louisville Track Club (Louisville, KY) - USATF Level 1 & Level 2
Sprints/Hurdles/Relays Cer�fied. Greenlee has coached 34 KHSAA Region Champions and 90 KHSAA State
Qualifiers in the last five years. In 2018, he coached the KHSAA 2A Boy’s 400m State Champion and 2A Boy’s Triple
Jump State Champion. Also coached the 2017 KHSAA 2A Boy's 400m State Runner-Up, 2017 KHSAA 2A Girl's Shot
Put State Runner-Up, and the 2015 KHSAA 2A Girl's 4x100 State Runner-Up.

Alex Makin – Hanover College (Hanover, IN) - Alex Makin is currently the Head of Sports Performance at Hanover
College. Alex has spent several years working with athletes in both the private sector and in the team se�ng. He
has experience coaching athletes interna�onally at the amateur, semiprofessional and Professional level in a
number of different sports. Alex is cer�fied as a Strength and Condi�oning Specialist through Na�onal Strength
and Condi�oning Associa�on (NSCA), as a level 2 Strength Coach through the Australian Strength and Condi�oning
Associa�on (ASCA), as well as the Australian Weightli�ing Federa�on and Sports Medicine Australia. He is also
cer�fied in Reflexive Performance Reset.

Mat Somerlot – Centerville High School (Centerville, OH) – Head Boys Coach since 2000 and Head Girls Coach
since 2015. Midwest Meet of Champions Throws Coach, USATF Staff North American Caribbean Games, GWOC
Central and Na�onal Men’s Track Coach of the Year- 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, GWOC
Central and Na�onal Women’s Coach of the Year- 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Somerlot has coached 18 Indoor State
Champions and 84 Indoor All-State Athletes, four Outdoor OHSAA State Champions and 43 OHSAA All-State
Jesse Hicks – Avon High School (Avon, IN) – USATF Level 1 Cer�fied. Hicks is currently the sprint coach at Avon High
School. He also serves as the strength and condi�oning and jumps coach for The Indiana Storm Track Club. As a
member of the coaching staff of the Indiana Storm he has been fortunate enough to coach 30 plus All-Americans,
and over 15 Na�onal Champions, a World Youth Silver medalist and a World Junior Silver medalist. As a member
of the Avon staff, his sprinters achieved their first ever individual 100-meter State �tle as well as their first 400-
meter relay championship contribu�ng to an overall total team championship.