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Our Coach


Coach Strauss

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Our Coach


Coach Strauss

 

Coach Strauss has been running ever since he can remember.  It’s who he is.

He caught the running bug after he set the mile record in 6th grade at his elementary school. After that experience, he joined the local track team, the Orem Track Club (OTC). It was there he became the age group State, Regional and National Champion. Coach Strauss attended and competed at Timpview High School where he was 6-time State Champion in Cross Country and Track (800, 1600 and 3200M).  After high school, he competed at Utah Valley University where he led the team, as well as the Cross Country and Track programs, to their 1st National Championship appearances. From UVU, he was recruited and competed at the University of Utah where he continued to compete at the NCAA and earned a degree in Exercise and Sport Science.

After earning All-American status at both UVU and the University of Utah, coach Strauss along with his wife focused on their family raising their three children.

He started coaching as an assistant coach at Timpview for a short time, after which he continued to coach athletes individually.  In 2013 he became the head coach at Mountain View High School where he has soared athletes to the 4A Cross Country State runner-up team for two consecutive years, earning the UHSAA 2016 Girls Cross Country Coach of the year award. In Track & Field, he has worked with six State Champions as well as eight 1st and 2nd runner ups.

 
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Run to Live


Run to Live

 

The BLAZE Track Club is designed to provide a pathway for athletes to enjoy Track and Field on a competitive level. We provide an opportunity for athletes to better themselves physically, mentally and socially.  Every team member comes to learn that they are to be a team member first.  In addition, we want our athletes to learn how to become leaders on and off of the field.  We teach them to strive to work towards running for a university and to earn their degree.  We train them to excel on the field of competition and develop in them the core values of academic achievement, accountability, respect, integrity and sportsmanship.  We want our athletes to enjoy the process of self improvement through hard work, dedication and commitment to the program.  

We are a USA Track and Field certified and operated program, where we are founded in and compete, with the same parameters that you would find in any USA Track and Field sanctioned event.

 

Run to Live


Run to Live

 

The BLAZE Track Club is designed to provide a pathway for athletes to enjoy Track and Field on a competitive level. We provide an opportunity for athletes to better themselves physically, mentally and socially.  Every team member comes to learn that they are to be a team member first.  In addition, we want our athletes to learn how to become leaders on and off of the field.  We teach them to strive to work towards running for a university and to earn their degree.  We train them to excel on the field of competition and develop in them the core values of academic achievement, accountability, respect, integrity and sportsmanship.  We want our athletes to enjoy the process of self improvement through hard work, dedication and commitment to the program.  

We are a USA Track and Field certified and operated program, where we are founded in and compete, with the same parameters that you would find in any USA Track and Field sanctioned event.

 

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Live to Run


Live to Run

The Blaze Track Club is an unique and rare program designed to promote greatness.  Athletes of all ages are encouraged to peruse and achieve excellence.  We are dedicated to the world of running, throwing and jumping on an elite level.  The youth programs will focus on the development of fundamentals, technique and the introduction to the sport of Track & Field. The advanced programs will develop athletes for national and international competitions in track and field and long distance running which include Track & Field, road/trails races from 5K’s to the Marathon, and Ultra Marathons.

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Live to Run


Live to Run

The Blaze Track Club is an unique and rare program designed to promote greatness.  Athletes of all ages are encouraged to peruse and achieve excellence.  We are dedicated to the world of running, throwing and jumping on an elite level.  The youth programs will focus on the development of fundamentals, technique and the introduction to the sport of Track & Field. The advanced programs will develop athletes for national and international competitions in track and field and long distance running which include Track & Field, road/trails races from 5K’s to the Marathon, and Ultra Marathons.

Contact US