Track Coaches

Updated: 1/22/2018

Head Coaches:

Tractracy-profiley Silva

Tracy is in her fifth season as co-head coach for track, and her 17th season overall at IHS. Tracy was also the 1988 KingCo Champion in the 400m, and competed on the Issy girls’ 4×4 squad that went to state all four of her high school years. Tracy also is an assistant coach for the XC team.

Liz Rykerliz-copy

Ms. Ryker is in her third season as co-head coach for track, and her 3rd season overall at IHS.  She was a sprinter and hurdler at Liberty High School and ran 200, 400 and 4×4 at Central Washington University.

Assistant  Coaches:

Gwen Robertson gwen-profile

In her 35th season overall at IHS, Gwen is one of the most widely-recognized coaches in our state. Involved in coaching well over 1,000 XC/Track athletes of all abilities,  Gwen has been recognized multiple times as league Coach of the Year, was inducted into the Washington State Cross Country Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013 and most recently awarded USTFCCCA High School Washington State Coach of the Year. After retiring as head track coach in 2014, she’s happy helping where she can and continues as head coach for the XC team.



Mike Millermike

This will be Mike’s 3rd year as our Pole Vault coach, but prior to this he was the Newport High School head track coach for 12 years. He specializes in the pole vault and has coached 2 different State pole vault champions. Mike was a vaulter and football player at Cascade High School in Everett. He has taught at Newport High School for 21 years and also served as head football coach. He and his wife Tanna live in the Issaquah community and have two kids that attend IHS.  “My goal is to make a positive difference in the lives around me.”



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Jerry Loveless

This is Jerry’s second year as an assistant co-throws coach at IHS. Jerry graduated from Hazen High School where he competed in Shot Put and Discus. Freshman year he joined the Track and Field team as a way to stay in shape for Football, but quickly fell in love with the athletic competition. Senior year he was a passenger in a car accident and the injuries ended his athletic career.

Niall's bio

Niall Wachtman

2019 will be Niall’s second season as a co-coach working with the IHS throwers. A former sprinter, he was a contributing member of championship track teams at South Kitsap High School and Eastern Washington University. When he isn’t completely absorbed in track and field, he is a husband, father and Systems Analyst for a wireless service provider.



jason bio

Jason Bean

Jason has 16 years of coaching football at the high school level, the last 3 at Issaquah High School. Jason enjoys being part of the Issaquah community and culture as a 2nd year Track and Field Coach.



Jack Sexton jack-bio.jpg

This is Jack’s first year as an assistant coach for Issaquah High School Track.

He was a 800 and 1600 runner at Los Gatos High

School and Boston College. Outside of coaching Jack works on a running startup called Trackster.


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