Dave Kirk (2012)

About Dave Kirk

Coach Kirk began his track coaching career as a volunteer coach at Galion HS, coached three years overseas, and then returned to Brunswick HS for two years as an assistant before arriving at Chagrin Falls HS in 1990. Over the next twenty-one years, Dave helped Chagrin teams reach the State Meet in cross country five times, winning State Runner-up honors with the 1992 girls and the 1993 boys as well as the girls State Championship title in 1991. In 2005, the boys track and field team garnered a 6th place team finish in Division II. In cross country and track and field combined, 69 athletes have earned All-Ohio honors including three individual State Runners-up. Additionally, one athlete has run for Ohio in the Mid East Cross Country Meet, four athletes have competed in the Midwest Meet of Champions in track and field, one athlete qualified to the Nike Indoor National Championships, and four have qualified to the Nike Outdoor National Championships. Two individuals have won State Champion titles in Indoor Track. Dave presently serves as the OATCCC District 2 representative for all high schools in Cuyahoga, Geauga, and Lake Counties. He has been a member of the OHSAA State Rules Advisory Committee since 2007 and has served on the Games Committee for the State Track & Field Championships on three occasions. Coach Kirk is the editor of the state coaches’ association newsletter, The Runner, as well as a pollster for girls cross country in DII. Dave is also the Ohio coaches’ representative to the United States Olympic Committee Paralympic Division and the liaison on behalf of the organization to the Wounded Warrior Project. The 2006 Fred Dafler Career Coach of the Year, Dave presently coaches indoor/outdoor track and field at Chagrin Falls HS, and cross country at James A. Garfield HS (Garrettsville). Team totals: District Champions: 8 District Runner-up: 10 Regional Champions: 2 Regional Runner-up: 2 State Champions: 1 State Runners-up: 2 State qualifying teams: 5

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