Randi Beatty is entering her 14th year with the track and field team at Jerome, and her 13th year as the Head Coach. Randi attended Hilliard Davidson High School, where she participated in track, diving, and cheerleading. She was a short sprinter, hurdler, and pole vaulter for her high school team, and in 2002 won the state title in pole vault. She went on to continue her pole vaulting career at Indiana State University before returning home in pursuit of a teaching and coaching job. She is currently also an English teacher at Jerome. Randi loves spending time with her family, which includes her husband, Matt (also a teacher and Head Girls Track Coach), her daughters, Addison (9) and Emerson (7), and her fur babies Roxy and Daisy.
Kalvin McRae is entering his eighth year with the Jerome Track program and fifth as the Boys Head Coach. He’s a native of Decatur, GA where he attended Avondale High School. In High school, Coach McRae was a multi sport athlete, participating in football, wrestling, and track and field. After high school, he went on to play four years of football at Ohio University. Upon graduation, he moved to Columbus and began coaching football at Hilliard Davidson High School, where he also works as an Intervention Assistant. Kalvin enjoys spending his down time watching sports, eating his favorite foods, and spending time with his better half Alyssa Green.
Coach Dave Stroh is no stranger to the Jerome track and field program. He served as the programs first head coach in 2005 and from 2006-2016 he spent 10 more years as either head coach or assistant coach. Dave has also been active coaching cross country for many years, including as the head boy’s coach for Jerome from 2004-08. Since then he has been the assistant coach for the Hilliard Davidson boys cross country team. Dave is a lifelong runner and continues to log miles and set competitive goals. After teaching at Jerome for 15 years Dave now teaches CCP math and IB math courses at Emerald Campus. He resides in Hilliard with his wife Lisa and has 3 grown children, Andrew-26, Kyla-23 and Brian-19.
Dave is excited to be back in the Celtic track family. He is looking forward to helping the young runners of the Jerome team to continue to set high expectations for training, competing and sportsmanship.
Dominique Garrett, is a current long term school counseling substitute at Dublin Coffman High School. She just graduated with her school counseling degree in December 2020. She was on the track and field team at Ohio Wesleyan University during her college years and threw discus. Some fun facts about her are that she is an active member at Orangetheory & just adopted a golden retriever. She is very excited to coach the throwers at Jerome this spring!
Coach Jacobs is a former Dublin Jerome track athlete who spent two years competing in the decathlon at the college level and transitioned to training specifically for pole vault the remaining two years. He is currently the school record holder in the pole vault at Jerome, but he has high hopes that his athletes will shatter his records and go on to bigger and better heights. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University, Coach Jacobs spent a year coaching in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he led a few athletes to the state championship meet. This will be his second year coaching at Jerome, and he hopes to build a strong pole vault program for years to come. Coach Jacobs also has not stopped training and has aspirations of pole vaulting for Team USA at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Coach Beth Herchek is entering her 5th year with Dublin Jerome Track and Field as an assistant coach who spends a lot of her time coaching both boy and girl hurdlers. She is an English teacher at Jerome as well and used to coach for the cheer program here. Beth is currently in the process of getting her doctorate in education, so you’ll see her running from practice to class and vice versa, but she thoroughly enjoys her time she gets to spend coaching. When she’s not coaching or teaching, Beth likes to spend time with her fiancé (Coach Andre Cousin - who coaches throws for Jerome) and her family and friends. She is looking forward to a new year full of possibilities and runners who want to try their hand at conquering the hurdles.
Coach Willette graduated from Jerome in 2013 where she ran Cross Country and Track and competed in Gymnastics. From there, she went on to run at Ohio State where she studied Communications and Political Science with a specialization in International Relations. She fell in love with running in her Freshman year at Jerome and is happy to be back and part of the team that gave her so much. This will be her 4th year coaching the distance girls at Jerome. Upon graduation from college, she worked with a student athlete ministry at OSU and began working for her family's real estate development business, 4 Points, where she works today. Her favorite part about coaching is getting to witness the moment when an athlete realizes she can do more and does so. That, and just getting to see a team become a team.
Coach Andre Cousin is entering his 3rd year with Dublin Jerome Track and Field as the throws coach but has been coaching football at Jerome for 7 years making him no stranger to the Jerome family. Coach Cousin currently works at Bexley middle school where he shows up repping the Celts on a daily basis. When he’s not coaching or working he likes to spend time binge-watching shows with his fiancé (Coach Beth Herchek - who coaches hurdlers for Jerome) or golfing with his friends and family. Coach Cousin is looking forward to a year of new and returning throwers and a full season of track and field!