XC Coaches

Updated: 8/23/2022

Head Coach:

Coach Liza

Liza Rickey

Prior XC Experience:

Ran at Eisenhower in HS (Winning a team State Championship)

Ran at University of WA (Competing at NCAA National Championships)

Previously coached at Blanchet, IHS, Speed Unlimited

Prior Issaquah Elementary Teacher for 15 years, now an Elementary Principal in Renton School District

Assistant Coaches:

Coach Mike

Mike Cobb

Ran for North Central College (NCAA Division 3) 2015-2018, winning 3 straight XC team national titles and 2 indoor track team titles

Ran post-collegiately for Central Park Track Club in NYC

Head Coach of IHS Track

Currently PE student-teacher at IHS

Coach Brookshire

Katie Brookshire

Ran at Willamette University (NCAA)

Currently writing my dissertation about the positive impact of athletics on academics while working as a Senior Account Executive for Semaphore

Head Coach of IHS Track

Jennifer Naehr

Coach Jen

This is Jennifer’s first year with the IHS XC team.

She is also an assistant for the track and field team.

She is a practicing physical therapist.

We are honored to have Jennifer as our resident expert on injury prevention!

Ashley Maton

Coach Ashley

Ran at University of Oregon 2012-2016 winning team titles in XC, Indoor, and outdoor track. Still enjoys running and competing post collegiately in various xc, road, and track events. 

Currently an Elementary school teacher in Issaquah school district and excited to start assistant coaching at the high school level. 

Coach Paul

Paul Rickey

Ran at West Valley HS, WA

Ran at University of WA (1997-2000) Grad Asst. (2000-2001)

Coaching experience includes White Pass XC Camp, IHS, Speed Unlimited

Currently works at Seattle public biotech company Alpine Immune Sciences and is also married to Liza

Coach Britt

Britt Myer

Britt picked up running as a hobby in college and hasn’t stopped

She has competed in several half and full marathons as well as a recent 50K race

She works as a registered dietitian and a fitness coach at Seattle Strength and Performance

She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Turner, and their golden retriever, Sawyer

Coach Turner

Turner Wiley

Ran at Issaquah HS, helped the boy’s team place 3rd in 2009

Went to SPU, broke the indoor 5k and outdoor 10k school records

Competes for Club Northwest, competed in the 2020 US Olympic Trials for the marathon

Graduated with a degree in Human Nutrition and now work at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Married to Coach Britt

Coach Kennan

Kennan Schrag

Ran at Issaquah HS, graduated in 2016, current 3200m and 4x800m school record holder

Ran XC and Track for Washington State University

Previous coaching experience at Pullman HS, Gliders

Graduated with a bachelors and masters degree in kinesiology

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