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Joe Hackbarth - LaCrosse Logan Track & Field

Joe Hackbarth - LaCrosse Logan Track & Field

President

Joe Hackbarth started coaching Track and Field at La Crosse Logan HS in 1994 as a sprint assistant coach..  One year later he began a seven year stint as the LJ/TJ coach at Logan working with both the boys and girls programs.  In 2002 Joe became the Head Boys coach at Logan, primarily working with the sprinters and sprint relay teams - and sorting through the mountains of paperwork associated with the Head Coaching position.
 

A native of Oconomowoc, Joe and his wife Heidi have two sons, Andrew and Jacob.  The family makes many road trips around the state throughout the year to attend sporting events and enjoy numerous "weekend get-away's" - with Door County as their favorite location.  

Joe's duties with the Association include being the District III rep (west-central Wisconsin) and helping coordinate the Boys Power Rankings.

Tom Hoogester - West Bend East High School

Tom Hoogester - West Bend East High School

President Elect

Tom Hoogester teaches Physical Education, Health and Athletic Director at Badger Middle School in West Bend.He also serves as the Head Boys' Track Coach for West Bend East High School since 2008 and has been coaching for East since 2005.  Hoogester primarily works with throws. He was also recently elected as the President-Elect for WISTCA.

Tom and his wife Melissa have a son named Ryken. They also have three dogs which also serve as their children.  He and his wife are avid Harley Riders. Trips he and his wife have done are trips to Washington DC, New York, Sturgis, Niagra Falls and New Orleans. Besides riding the Harley he also likes to do yard work, run half marathons and hanging out in his man cave!  

 

John Masanz

John Masanz

Past President

Coach Masanz is the Head Girls’ Track and Field coach at Wausau West High School. Masanz has taught English at Wausau West since 1998 and currently is the Department Chair of English. During this time, he has also served WISTCA as the District 2 Rep for four terms.

Previously Coach Masanz taught and coached at Edgar High School. He lives in Wausau with his wife Trish and their three children: Anthony, Grace and Ian. As a hobbyist, Masanz enjoys fishing smallmouth bass and painting houses.

Mark Hoffman

Mark Hoffman

Treasurer and Clinic Co-Director

Mark Hoffman has been the Head Boys Track and Field Coach, assistant Football Coach and mathematics teacher at South Milwaukee High School since 1990.  His teams have won a total of 13 conference championships and he has been fortunate to coach four individual state champions.

Mark has served WISTCA in several capacities.  He was a District VII Rep (1996-2000), President-Elect (2000-2002), and President (2002-2004).  He currently serves as Clinic Co-Chair (2001-present) and Treasurer (2010-present).  Mark has also served as the Executive Chair of the National Senate of High School Track Coaches Associations and is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of that association. 
 
Mark is the father of four children (Ben, Jenny, Molly, Christopher).  He and his very understanding wife Diane have been married for 27 years and currently reside in South Milwaukee.
Kari Krakow

Kari Krakow

Secretary / women4women Chair

Kari Krakow has coached Track and Cross Country since 2006 at Portage High School.  Kari is the WISTCA Secretary and the High Jump Chair for the Senior Spotlight meet.

She works at CESA 5 as a Lead Infinite Campus Trainer for Wisconsin.  She and her husband Chris are the proud parents of Spike, their barrel cactus. 

Jim Stephany

Jim Stephany

Awards Chairman

Jim Stephany taught children with special needs for 35 years at Wausau West HS.  He has coached at West since 1977 and is currently the throws coach.  He has served WISTCA as President Elect, President, Past President, District 2 Rep, Secretary and now as Awards Chairman.  For fun he likes to fish with John and golf.  He is happily married to his wife Julie of 40 years and has three children and four grandchildren.

John Masanz

John Masanz

Historian

Coach Masanz is the Head Girls’ Track and Field coach at Wausau West High School. Masanz has taught English at Wausau West since 1998 and currently is the Department Chair of English. During this time, he has also served WISTCA as the District 2 Rep for four terms.

Previously Coach Masanz taught and coached at Edgar High School. He lives in Wausau with his wife Trish and their three children: Anthony, Grace and Ian. As a hobbyist, Masanz enjoys fishing smallmouth bass and painting houses.