Would you like to use your gifts and experiences in Track & Field or Running to serve God and mentor others? Email Coach McGriff about joining us as a coach!
Becky McGriff - Head Track Coach/Technique Coach - Sprints, Javelin, and Multi-events
Coach McGriff began running youth track in Pittsburgh at the age of eight and went on to compete in sprints, jumps, and relays at Anderson University. She is a USA Track & Field Level 1 Certified Coach and a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Event-specific strength and power development is her area of expertise. In Body in Training's first 5 seasons, McGriff has coached 21 Junior Olympic National Qualifiers in the javelin and 19 Junior Olympic National Qualifiers in multi-events. In her spare time Coach McGriff enjoys watching track and Major League Baseball and spending time with her husband and two sons. They live in Noblesville and attend Genesis Church. Bringing glory to God motivates her to strive for excellence, and she is passionate about teaching kids how God and His Word relate to athletics.
Bob Bragg - Technique Coach - Cross Country
Coach Bragg attended Eastbrook High School where he was a standout track and cross country athlete with personal records of 1:56 for 800m, 4:21 for 1600m, 9:29 for 3200m, and 15:29 for 5k cross country. He was the AAU national champion in the 15-16 age group for 1500m. He went on to run for Taylor University where he was the National Christian College Champion in the steeplechase, as well as a three-time cross country all-American. Since college, he has completed an Ironman Triathlon and still competes in road races and triathlons. In the last 5 seasons under Coach Bragg, Body in Training has had over 135 Junior Olympic XC National Qualifiers, 2 Junior Olympic All-Americans, and 2 CCCNYC National Champions. Coach Bragg is a juvenile probation officer and lives in Noblesville with his wife and two sons. He attends White River Christian Church and finds that he often feels closest to God when he is training.
Paul McGriff - Training Group Coach
Though track and cross country are among the many sports Coach Paul participated in growing up, he only returned to running again in the last ten years. Having completed five marathons and over 30 half marathons, he most enjoys adventurous races on trails, over sand dunes, and through scenic neighborhoods. His most memorable race has been the 2011 New York City Marathon. Coach Paul often feels closest to God when he is enjoying the gift of running, and he believes God has used running to develop character and perseverance in his life. Coach Paul is a probation officer and, in addition to running, enjoys photography, watching sports, reading, and spending time with his wife and two sons. They live in Noblesville and attend Genesis Church.
Sara Siefert - Technique Coach - Long Jump & Triple Jump
Coach Siefert competed in track and cross country in high school and for Taylor University where she specialized in high jump, triple jump, and long jump, as well as the heptathlon. While at Taylor, she was named the National Christian College Athletic Association Christian Leadership Athlete of the Year. As a runner, she competed in the national cross country championships and has completed a marathon. Before coming to Body in Training, Coach Siefert coached for 6 years at Wheaton College where she coached a national heptathlon champion and was on staff with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In her first 5 seasons with BIT, Siefert has coached 44 Junior Olympic National Qualifiers in long jump, high jump, triple jump, and multi-events, including a JO All-American and a 5-time Youth National Champions. Coach Siefert considers it a privilege to have used her talents to glorify and represent Christ, and she has found Him to be her strength, courage, and comfort. She lives in Noblesville with her husband and 4 daughters, and they attend Harvest Bible Chapel.
Morgan Cooper - Technique Coach - Pole Vault
Coach Cooper began her track career in junior high and has been involved with the sport ever since. Starting out as an 800m runner, she began pole vaulting in high school, and then started javelin and the heptathlon in college. She has held school records in two events, been a regional qualifier in pole vault three times (high school,) and earned All-Conference honors in college. She has also coached on both the high school and college levels. Her goal as a coach is to use her talents to glorify God and to mentor her athletes to do the same. From track she has learned the value and satisfaction of hard work and now applies this lesson as a wife, mother, and devout Christian. In her spare time she enjoys working out, reading, cooking, crafting, traveling, riding roller coasters, competing in races/triathlons, and spending time with family. She lives in Noblesville with her husband and 2 kids, and they attend Genesis Church.
Willie Little - Technique Coach - Shot Put, Discus, and Hammer
Coach Little was the captain of the track team at the University of Indianapolis where he was the 2009 conference Field Athlete of the Year and a three-time NCAA All American in the hammer & weight throws. He has also coached throwing events at the high school and junior high levels. Coach Little credits his faith in God with helping him stay grounded as an athlete and helping him to understand his true blessings. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids, and they attend Castleton Methodist Church.
Sam Elmore - Technique Coach - Shot Put & Discus
Coach Elmore competed in track in high school, setting the school record and qualifying for the state meet in discus. He went on to compete for the University of Indianapolis where he was a 2-time national qualifier in the indoor weight throw. He has also coached at the high school level. His relationship with God has helped him to stay positive as an athlete and to be a fun and encouraging teammate. Coach Elmore works for the Indiana Pacers and in his spare time he enjoys traveling and being outside. He and his wife live in Fishers.
Andy Foster - Technique Coach - Distance & Steeplechase
Coach Foster ran track and cross country for Carmel High School, placing 3rd in the 1984 state cross country meet and 4th in the 3200 in the 1985 state track meet. He went on to be a scholarship athlete at the University of South Carolina where he holds the school record in the steeplechase. He has also coached distance runners at the high school level and is a USATF Certified Developmental Coach. Coach Foster credits his running success to God who gave him the talent to perform, and through running, he has learned the rewards of hard work,as well as how to handle both success and defeat. He and his wife live in Noblesville with their 3 children, and they attend White River Christian Church.
Chad Lesnet - Technique Coach - Hurdles
Coach Chad ran cross country and track for Addison High School in Addison, Michigan. Specializing in sprints and middle distance, he placed in the 800m at the state meet. He went on to run track at Purdue where he competed in sprints, hurdles, and jumps. God used his high school track coach, who was also a pastor, to significantly impact his life for Christ. Coach Chad is a certified USATF Developmental Coach and a business consultant who enjoys strength training and golf. He lives in Westfield with his wife and 3 sons, and they attend Genesis Church.
Steve Kaufman - Training Group Coach
Coach Kaufman just began running a few years ago, but has already completed many road races, triathlons, and Spartan races, earning a Spartan Trifecta in 2013 and competing in the Spartan World Championships. Through running, his relationship with God has become stronger, as he spends time in prayer and thinking about Sunday sermons while he trains. In his spare time, Coach Kaufman enjoys mountain biking and flying his drone. He lives in Cicero with his wife and two daughters, and they attend Hazel Dell Christian Church.
Gina Miller - Training Group Coach
Coach Gina ran track and cross country in high school and went on to compete for Anderson University, specializing in middle distance events. Running has always been a quiet prayerful time for her, and she finds that her relationship with God has greatly impacted her attitude toward competitors. Coach Gina lives in Noblesville with her husband and 3 children, and they attend White River Christian Church.
Leslie Clark - Technique Coach - Javelin
Coach Clark ran track and cross country for Noblesville High School, earning all-state honors in the 4x800m relay. She then went on to compete for Anderson University where she was the cross country conference MVP. As an athlete, she learned much about the character of Christ and how He handled trials, as injuries kept her from continuing to compete. Despite losing something she loved to do, she is thankful that she still has her first love - her relationship with Christ. Coach Clark is married and homeschools her 4 children, and also works as a pediatric nurse. They live in Noblesville and attend Castleview Baptist Church. In her spare time she enjoys reading, planning vacations, and watching sports.
Jack Mennen - Technique Coach
Coach Mennen is a former Body in Training decathlete and 5-time Junior Olympic National Qualifier. He is now a scholarship athlete at Indiana Wesleyan University.
Paul Mumaw - Training Group Coach
Coach Mumaw ran track and cross country in middle school and has been running ever since! He competes in local road races and finds that running is one of his best ways to connect with God. Early in the morning or at night, he enjoys being outside, unplugged from media. Coach Mumaw is a pastor at Genesis Church and lives in Noblesville with his wife and 3 kids.
Jamie Shinneman - Training Group Coach
Coach Shinneman ran track and played soccer for Noblesville High School, and he now enjoys running with his sons. Through running he has learned to lean on God for strength and to give God glory no matter the outcome. He is thankful for the opportunity to run for those who can't and to use his abilities for God's purposes. Coach Shinneman is a civil engineer, and in his spare time he enjoys playing guitar and harmonica. He lives in Noblesville with his wife and 2 sons, and they attend Northview Church.
Kris Lingenfelter - Training Group Coach
Coach Lingenfelter ran track and cross country in high school and competed in the Junior Olympic National Cross Country Championships her junior year. She also coached track and cross country for Sheridan Schools in 2002 and 2003. From running she has learned to never give up: "There are good running days and bad ones, as there are good and bad days in life, but you just keep putting one foot in front of the other." Coach Lingenfelter works at Bethel Lutheran Church as their Preschool and Sunday School Director, and in her spare time she enjoys hiking, running, and biking with her two kids. They live in Noblesville.
Brad Wolfe - Training Group Coach
Coach Wolfe ran cross country and track in high school, specializing in distance events. His relationship with Christ has impacted how he views his teammates and competitors, and through his participation in running, he has learned the value of hard work. Coach Wolfe works for a software company and lives in Noblesville with his wife and 3 kids. They attend church at Creekside Ministries.
Jamie Vincent - Training Group Coach
Coach Vincent began running cross country and track in middle school and has been running ever since! Through running, God has taught her about perseverance, devotion, and faith. She works for a marketing software company and in her spare time enjoys running, reading, traveling, and concerts. She lives in Westfield and attends Mercy Road Church.
Melissa Perry - Technique Coach - Shot Put
Coach Perry participated in track in high school, specializing in sprints and shot put. She continues to enjoy running and working out while listening to worship music, and she finds it a great time to pray, reflect, and worship God. Coach Perry lives in Kirklin with her husband and two daughters, and they attend Cicero Christian Church. In her spare time she enjoys playing games with her family.
Bruce Barnes - Training Group Coach
Coach Barnes is a dedicated runner and father of 3. He works for the Noblesville Police Department and enjoys spending time with his wife and family.
Joe LaCombe - Training Group Coach
Coach LaCombe ran cross country in high school and recently returned to running, completing his first marathon in 2014. He finds running to be a great time for reflection, contemplation, and prayer, and he has found that his relationship with Christ has helped him to be patient and humble and to embrace hard work. Coach LaCombe is a software/web developer, and in his spare time he enjoys writing and helping with marriage and family ministries at church. He and his wife have one son, and they live in Fishers and attend St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Chruch.
Noah Kochanowski - Training Group Coach
Noah is a former Body in Training athlete who competed in cross country and the decathlon. Through running God has taught him trust and to enjoy the beauty of something even without being able to see the whole picture. In his spare time Noah enjoys running, music, photography, and painting. He lives in Noblesville with his parents and 4 brothers.
Eric Cunningham - Training Group Coach
Coach Cunningham was a runner for Noblesville High School, and he continues to enjoy recreational running. He is a police officer and enjoys home improvement projects. He lives in Noblesville with his wife and 4 daughters, and they attend White River Christian Church.
Dusty Teachnor - Training Group Coach
Coach Teachnor was a sprinter in middle school and high school, but went on to compete on the bowling team at Ball State. As a coach, he recognizes his unique position to have an impact on lives and looks forward to instilling and mentoring Godly values and attitudes. He and his wife live in Noblesville with their 2 daughters, and they attend White River Christian Church. In his spare time, Coach Teachnor enjoys mission trips, jail ministry, golf, graphic design, tennis, and bowling.
Monica Kaufman - Training Group Coach
Coach Monica began walking and then running in 2012 as a way of staying in shape and setting a healthy example for her family. It quickly became a favorite hobby, and she devoted more and more time to training, completing her first half marathon that same year. Through running she has learned a lot about the parallels between running and her walk with God and how they both require perseverance and faith. In her spare time she also enjoys cycling, photography, and reading. She lives with her husband and 2 daughters in Cicero, and they attend Hazel Dell Christian Church.
Brett Graffis - Training Group Coach
Coach Graffis ran cross country in middle and high school and has begun running again in the last few years. He sees running as a way to take care of his body and keep fit enough to keep up with his kids! Through running he has learned about approaching his faith with the same determination a race requires, and he enjoys the personal reflection and prayer time running allows. In his free time Coach Graffis enjoys art, woodworking, and tinkering with mechanical things. He lives in Fishers with his wife and 4 kids, and they attend White River Christian Church.
Molly Applegate - Training Group Coach
Coach Applegate was a swimmer in High School. As a coach and parent she enjoys seeing kids learn that sports are about hard work, discipline, health, sportsmanship, friendship, and gratefulness, not just winning. She lives with her husband and 3 kids in Noblesville, and they attend iTown Church.
Marcie Fenske - Training Group Coach
Coach Fenske is a mother of 4 who enjoys playing piano, cooking, and refinishing furniture. Her relationship with God helps her keep her exercise goals in perspective with her eternal goals, and she finds that being in shape strengthens her to serve others. She lives in Fishers and attends a house church in Lapel with her family.
Peyton Ali - Training Group Coach
Coach Peyton is a former Noblesville High School and Body in Training athlete who competed in cross country and track, specializing in the steeplechase. She now competes for McKendree University where she is studying exercise science.
Savannah Congrove - Training Group Coach
Coach Savannah began running with Body in Training in 6th grade and has gone on to compete in both cross country and track for Noblesville High School, specializing in distance events. In addition to running, she also plays basketball and enjoys spending time outdoors. As a coach she is looking forward to showing God's love to the girls in her group. She lives in Noblesville with her parents and sisters, and they attend Grace Church.