Jake is currently employed as a physical education teacher in Oswego School District 308. He has spent his whole career constructing programs to promote health, wellness, and fun, such as Morning Miles, Morning Movement, Walk Across America, and the Southbury Fun Run. He resides in the Joliet/Plainfield area with his wife, Michelle, and two girls Lacey (4) and Brooklyn (2).
Plainfield South High School
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education through North Central College.
Coaching Experience: He has coached junior high and high school athletes through the North Central College pole vault camp for over 15 years.
High School Athletic Accolades:
Cross Country State qualifier (alternate)
2005 IHSA State Pole Vaulting Champion
2 time USATF Junior National Championship qualifier
Collegiate Athletic Accolades:
3 time NCAA Division III National Champion
Post-Collegiate Athletic Accolades:
2nd Place Finish in the Indoor USATF National Championships
2 time ultramarathon finisher in the 50 mile and 100K distances
Member of the Plainfield South High School Hall of Fame
Pole vaulting personal best of 18’3
Luke Winder is the last active vaulter in the Winder family of pole vaulters. He is currently competing in elite level meets throughout the United States. In 2019, Luke will pursue his masters degree in leadership at North Central College. He resides in Naperville with his fiancée, Amber.
Coaching Experience: Luke has worked with all levels of athletes through the North Central College pole vaulting camps and currently trains athletes in group and individual settings.
Plainfield Central High School
Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
2 time IHSA State Champion
Former IHSA State Meet Record Holder (17'3)
2 time USATF Jr. National Championships Qualifier
7 Time NCAA Division III Pole Vaulting National Champion
NCAA Division III All-time Outdoor Record Holder (18'4 1/2)
NCAA Division III All-time Indoor Record Holder (18'2 1/2)
Tim resides in the Joliet/Plainfield area with his wife, Margo. He has taught at Madison Junior High (Naperville District 203) for over 25 years.
Woodlawn High School
Bachelor’s Degree from Texas A&M-Kingsville Texas
Master’s Degree National Lewis University
Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Physical Education
Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Development)
33 years of coaching the pole vault (6 years high school and 27 years collegiate)
19 NCAA Division III NCAA National Pole Vault Champions
2 times named the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) National Assistant Coach of the Year.
3 times named the USTFCCCA's Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year
1979 Illinois High School Association Class A pole vault champion
2 time Jr. College Pole Vaulting All-American
2 time NCAA Division II Qualifier