District 1 WISTCA Rep
Matt has been teaching in Chetek, WI since the 1998-99 school year. He currently teaches 8th grade Earth Science and Physical Education.
He has been coaching track and field in the Chetek now Chetek-Weyerhaeuser district (we consolidated with the Weyerhaeuser school district during the 2010-11 school year) since 2001. Matt started as the assistant boys coach and became the head boys coach in 2008. He became the head coach of both boys and girls in 2012. Today, he primarily works with sprints, hurdles and relays.
Matt is thankful to work with WISTCA and promote the concerns and viewpoints of District 1 coaches.
District 2 WISTCA Rep
Growing up in La Crosse, Mark Ekiss was a product of an incredible coaching staff at La Crosse Central, where his passion for the sport began. While in college at UW-La Crosse, Ekiss began coaching shot put, discus, and hurdles for his alma mater in 2012. Upon graduating in December 2014, Ekiss worked as a substitute teacher and coached with Wausau East for the 2015 season. His first teaching job was in Boscobel where he was the head boys and girls track coach from 2015-2019. In 2019, Ekiss and his family moved back to Wausau and has since been the head boys coach at Wausau East.
Ekiss is honored to represent District 2 in order to continue the growth of track and field in Wisconsin.
District 3 WISTCA Rep
Nadine Rovang has been involved with track and field most of her life. Since 2003, she’s been the head boys/girls track and field coach at Eleva Strum High School where she coaches the sprints, relays and horizontal jumpers. In 2019, she was recognized by the WIAA for 30 years of service as the head high jump official at the state meet. In addition to track, Nadine also is the speed/agility coach for the ES high school football team, clerks the state cross country meet and is a team host for the boys state basketball tournament.
Nadine graduated from Hayward High school, CVTC and Concordia University, lives in Altoona and works for CVTC in Eau Claire.
District 4 WISTCA Rep
Jon Schwantz has been a Physical Education/Health Education teacher at the School District of Omro since 1989. He coached Cross Country from 1990 - 1994, Wrestling for 30 years, 26 of those years at Omro, and has been the Head Boys and Girls Track and Field Coach since 1989.
Jon enjoys spending time with wife Annette and his three beautiful daughters when he is not teaching or coaching. He also enjoys traveling the Boundary Waters every summer, walking in State Parks and spending time at his “get away” cabin in the north woods of Michigan.
Jon’s high school wrestling coach inspired him to pursue a career in the teaching /coaching profession.
District 5 WISTCA Rep
Randy has resided in Lodi since 2003 and has been coaching high school track and field and middle school cross country since 2002. He works for Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals in Madison and is thankful to his employer for allowing him to continue coaching on the side.
He started his coaching career in 1997 while student teaching at Sparta Middle School. Head Coach Kevin Kravik allowed him to work with the distance kids and that stuck with him until he took a middle school TF coaching role at Lodi in 2002. After one season of middle school coaching in Lodi, Randy took the head coach role at the high school for boys and girls. Around 2008 Coach Mark Maas from Whitewater HS asked him to get involved with the WISTCA executive committee and since then, he has helped as door prize assistant and various other opportunities as the organization needs help.
In his free time he enjoys watching his son and daughter play soccer and compete in T/F as well as his daughter's collegiate meets at MN State. He is excited to represent the SW corner of the state as district rep in the years ahead.
District 6 WISTCA Rep
Sean Currie started coaching MS track in Cambridge back in 2010 and became head coach of the HS team in 2012. He also coaches Cross Country with Matt Polzin for Deerfield/Cambridge HS co-op team since 2010.
Sean enjoys spending time with his wife Susie and watching their two children, Sydney and Spencer, run XC and track in college at UW- LaCrosse and UW-Milwaukee. He works for McKinstry in Madison and enjoys watching all sports, biking, hiking and vacationing with family.
District 7 WISTCA Rep
Jerome Missiaen started coaching Track and Field at Badger HS, Lake Geneva in 1996 by helping out with the girls distance coach. Becoming an assistant coach coaching distance and high jump the next 3 years. In fall of 1999 started a new teaching job at Waterford HS and was an assistant coach for 1 year as Hurdle, High Jump, and Pole Vault coach. With one more job move in the fall of 2001 he became an assistant coach for Franklin HS boys as Distance, High Jump and Pole Vault coach. Then the next 6 out of 7 years he was the head Boys coach, coaching the Sprints, Jumps, and Hurdles mainly. With a growing family, he resigned his head coaching position the next 2 years becoming an assistant. Then two years after that he became a very part-time assistant. In spring of 2014, he had a chance to coach his own child as a Freshman at Muskego HS. as an assistant, coaching Sprints and Hurdles which lead to coaching 3 of his daughters through 4 years of Track and Field. He currently continues to coach at Muskego HS as the Girls Head Coach. And just for fun, Jerome has volunteered to help coach the local middle school teams the past 4 years when time allowed. Jerome has also coached Cross Country as an assistant and as a head coach for all but 4 years since 1994.
A native of West Allis (West Allis Central), and UW-Platteville Graduate, and a Masters Degree from Viterbo Univ.. Jerome and his wife Katie have 4 girls (Mary, Abigail, Elizabeth, Therese) and 1 boy (Paul) and currently live in Muskego, WI. The family is involved in many sports and enjoy doing sports together. Most of our travels involve participation in sporting events throughout the midwest.
Jerome's duties with the Association is the District 7 Rep.
Kari Krakow has coached Track and Cross Country since 2006 at Portage High School. Kari is the WISTCA Secretary and the women4women coordinator.
She works at CESA 5 as a Lead Infinite Campus Trainer for Wisconsin. She and her husband Chris are the proud parents of Alex, their Fox Red Labrador.
If you are interested, contact Mike Price