The Prairie High School Activities Office is pleased to announce the reorganization of the boys’ and girls’ track and field programs for the 2021 Spring season. Prairie is proud to add track and field to the coed approach already successfully implemented for our cross country program 2018.
Long time boys’ head coach, Bill Schwarz, has been selected as the Team Director for the combined boys and girls program. During his 20 years as boys’ head coach and 27 years in the program, there have been 10 Drake/State relay champions, 14 Drake/State individual champions, 2016 Drake Hy-Vee Cup Champion and the 2016 State Team Champion.
In addition to team and individual recognition success, Schwarz has received multiple National, State and Regional Coach of the Year Honors by the National Federation of State High School Associations and the Iowa Track Coaches Association. When asked what he felt was the most important benefit for combining the programs Schwarz said “The talents of gifted coaching staffs will merge to implement efficient and effective training and competition. All athletes will benefit from the focused event specific coed training. In addition, the coed competitions will increase school spirit and visibility of the track programs.”