Blaze Track Coaches

  • Pete Feig
    Head Boys' Coach, Sprints and Relays
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  • Coach Feig attended Lakeville HS. He received a BA in math and religion from St. Olaf College. He received his Master's of Education from St. Mary’s. He has taught math at Nicollet Junior High for 8 years and BHS. He coached 3 years of junior high soccer and one year of high school soccer (all in Lakeville).  He now coaches soccer at Burnsville.

Coach Winterlin has been coaching Track and Field and Cross Country for 10 years. Coach Winterlin is an ELL Teacher at Burnsville High School and is no stranger to Track and Field.  His coaching talent was first seen at Pound Middle School in Nebraska where he coached track and field for two seasons.  He furthered his experience in Wichita, Kansas where he assisted with Cross Country and Track and Field at Wichita High School West.  After two amazing seasons he moved up to Minneapolis to be near his 13 nephews and nieces and to teach at William Byrne Elementary.  During this time, he took a position as a LifeTime Run Coach and enjoyed the challenge of coaching adult runners.  Last year he coached sprints and high jump for the girl’s track program and this fall was an assistant girls’ cross country coach all at Burnsville High School.  This season he looks forward to continue working with sprints, relays and possibly some high jump if he is lucky.   

Winterlin LOVES to run around the lakes, stone arch, nine-mile creek and other gorgeous trails in the amazing Twin City area.  He also has the worst taste in emo music. 

  • Jeff WebberDistance
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  • Coach Webber has been the Head Coach Boys Cross Country Team since 2001.  As head coach he has taken the team to the state meet five out of the past six seasons, coached 6 all state runners, 1 individual state champion, and 1 runner-up. 
  • He has been an assistant coach for boys' track and field since 2005.  He has coached school records for the 800m, 1600m and 3200M.  He has coached 6 different individuals at the state meet including a state champion in 1600M and 3200M, and a National Champion in the 1600M. 

    He started coaching career at Inajarahan High School on the Island of Guam.  No previous program and started both the track and cross-country programs, where he coached all events from sprints to Javelin. 

    Even though he has coached many team and individuals at the state level and even national level, his biggest thrill is the daily contact with all the athletes to not only make them better athletes, but better citizens. 

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  • Dirk Wells’ career as a coach, fitness professional and a teacher has spanned 30 plus years and has taken him around the world.  In 1978 Dirk received his Bachelors Degree in Health and Physical Education from Augsburg College. Shortly thereafter he became a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He began his career as a coach in 1978 and through the years he has coached football in many capacities- during these formative years he coached at his Alma Mater - Spring Lake Park and at Irondale High School. Dirk received his Masters Degree in Psychology of Exercise from the University of Minnesota in 1991.  Dirk managed a fitness center in Singapore from 1983 to 1985. While there he was the Head Coach of the McDermott Bulldogs (International School). From 1985 to 1994 he owned he owned and managed health clubs in Minneapolis. During this period he was the Defensive Coordinator in Football and Head Track Coach (Boys) at Eden Prairie High School (1989-1993). From 1994 to 1998 he taught high school and coached in Guam - Head Football Coach and Assistant Track and Field at George Washington High School – the Gecko’s! He received certification in Special Education, EBD,SLD and DAPE in 1998/2011. Dirk Wells has spent the last 15 years teaching and coaching (Burnsville, Prior Lake and Holy Angels, New Prague- whichever school is closest to my teaching!) in Minnesota.

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  • Coach Strand graduated from NDSU where he studied education, health, nutrition, and exercise science. He’s an education assistant, working with special education, at Burnsville High School.  He also coaches football and works with the Olympic Weightlifting team at BHS.  He has coached numerous seasons in football, track and field & basketball.

My name is Derek Schlager. Prior to teaching and coaching at Burnsville High School I competed at the University of Northwestern, St. Paul in Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field. While competing I had the opportunity to coach with Lakeville during their summer running program. After landing a teaching position at "the greatest school in the country," I began coaching Cross Country and Nordic Skiing and am privileged to be a new member of this track and field family. Running and competing have both played an instrumental role in my life. They have taught me the value in hard word, attention to detail, having a positive attitude, and, above all else, having fun in the face of any circumstance. I am blessed to be here and am excited to see what this season has in store.







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  • Coach Krebs has a B.A. in Business/Telecommunications and a B.A. in English Education from the University of St. Thomas.  He has a M.A. in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) from the College of St. Scholastica.  He has a Ph.D. in Education (Instructional Design for Online Learning) from Capella University.

     He teaches English and Business classes at Burnsville High School.  He is the head football coach and works with the Olympic Weightlifting team and the summer strength program.

    He previously taught at Eastview High School for 14 years.  When he was there he coached football, basketball, track and weightlifting.  He did his student teaching at Rosemount High School and coached football and basketball there for one year.



  • Lucky Phousirith
    Pole Vault


Christian Kibler has been involved in Minnesota Track and Field for the past 14 years as an athlete and coach. He was a 4 year college track and field athlete at Hamline University where he competed in the100m, 200m, Long jump and Triple Jump. He was also a two year captain at Hamline Univeristy and a 6-time conference championship finalist. He has been coaching track and field since graduation at Nicollet Junior High School and with the Minnesota Special Olympics. This will be his first season coaching at Burnsville High School and he is very excited to be a part of the Burnsville track community.

It's pronounced Boon-ta-vee Come-rot-ta-gnome

Coach "B" aka Bounthavy is from Wausau, WI. He graduated from Winona State University where he also played football. He coaches football and basketball at BHS and teaches science at Sioux Trail Elementary.  He is extremely excited to be a part of the Burnsville Girls Track & Field program!

Jenny Hugstad-Vaa

High Jump