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Track & Field Coaches

2021-2022                                                                                                                                

Head HS: Jim Chvala jchvala@palmer.esu7.org

Assistant: Conner Lowery clowery@palmer.esu7.org

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2020-21
Coach Jim Chvala enters his 31st year coaching track and field, 27 of those at Palmer High School.  After serving as an assistant coach to Todd Maschino in the 1996 track season, Chvala was elevated to the position of head boys' and girls' coach of the program in 1997, and currently works with the sprinters, vaulters, and hurdlers.  With Assistants Arlo Bockerman, Nathan Glause, and SiAra Rasmussen, the Tigers earned top 25 finishes three years in a row at the Nebraska State Championships:  2010 (6th), 2009 (15th), and 2008 (21st).  The Lady Tigers finished in the top 25 five times since 2005:  7th in 2007, 10th in 2009, 21st in 2005, and 22nd in 2008; in 2021, with assistants Hayley Royle and Natalie Bolhlken they finished 22nd.  A 1991 graduate of Wayne State College with degrees in Spanish and geo-studies, Chvala was a four-year letter winner in track and field.  He earned technical certification in March 2013 at the USATF Track & Field Academy.  Coach Chvala and his wife Kirstine reside in Palmer.
 

 

 

 

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