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Posted on Mar 1, 2019

Quincy High School’s track and field team seeks one more assistant coach

With practices already underway, the Quincy High School track and field still needs one more individual to hang a whistle around his or her neck.
Coach Jon Barker, in his first year as boys track head coach, posted on his Facebook page about the program’s likely need for one more paid assistant coach.
Barker works alongside girls head coach Whitney Gregg, and he said that assistant coach Valerie Neff will return as assistant coach for throwers.
“There are people who are maybes, or who are not sure what their plans are going to be in the next month or so,” Barker said. “We are going to have enough people one way or another. It will just be a matter of shuffling them into the events we need.”
Gene Lilliquist, the Quincy High School javelin record-holder, will likely return as a part-time volunteer coach.
There’s no deadline in place for adding more coaches. The assistant coach position comes with a stipend of about $4,600. If the coach hired is a Quincy School District employee, the money is paid over the rest of the school’s calendar year, which ends in August. If the coach hired is not in QSD, the money gets paid over three months.
Track experience or knowledge is preferred but not required, Barker said. The candidate should hold a valid first-aid/CPR card. Candidates should contact Quincy High School’s associate AD Mark Kondo at 509-787-3501, or go to, click on Employment, then click on Current Openings, then click on FastTrack.
A new window will open, asking you to click on Current Job Openings.
Then click on “HS Assistant Track Coaches” and on “Search for Posted Positions, and then finally on “View Details of Highlighted Position.”

By Sebastian Moraga,