As a pole vaulter himself, Randy experienced success of his own. He was a high school state champion and all-American from the state of Kansas; USATF National Jr. Olympic runner-up. He went on to become a Jr. College National Champion (NJCAA) and was an All-Conference (WAC) performer for the University of New Mexico. As a pole vault coach he has had numerous youth all-Americans, high school state champions, all-American’s and National Champions. Although most of his coaching career has been spent with youth and high school aged vaulters, during his collegiate coaching career his vaulters twice swept the WAC championship going 1-2-3, and had a multiple time all-American and two time Olympic Games qualifier in Simon Arkell (representing Australia in ‘92 & ‘96). In the past 9 years while living in Nevada, Randy has produced 7-Division 1 state champions, 8-High School All-Americans, too many state qualifiers to count and 13-Youth summer all-Americans. In 2014, Makayla Linebarger made history by breaking the American Record for 13-14 year olds at 12’3½”. Since 2013 he has had 17 vaulters continue their pole vaulting career at the collegiate level, 15 at Division I universities.
Coach Randy brings knowledge, passion and patience to his athletes making every practice fun and challenging.