2011-12 Men's Track & Field
Kevin Adamik Sprints
Cy Badertscher Jumps
Drew Baker Sprints
Nathan Bluhm Distance
Wally Bradford Mid-Distance
Sean Carey Jumps
Josh Carow Sprints
Logan Coan Sprints
Tyler Crum Sprints
Mickey Delcambre Sprints
Nick Fagan Distance
Jacob Frey Throws
Henry Gamamou Sprints
Jeremy Getz Jumps
David Goad Throws
Kiefer Heiman Mid-Distance
Chad Henkel Sprints
Eric Hickok Distance
Joe Holy Sprints
Chris Hovan Jumps
Leandro Jaime Distance
Joe Johnson Mid-Distance
Pat Johnson Distance
Nick Kowaleski Sprints
Ricky Laskowski Sprints/Hurdles
Eric Loria Distance
Mack Morris Distance
Trace Ostergren Distance
Jordan Piaskowy Distance
Matthew Przybyla Mid-Distance
Andrew Rixon Throws
Bill Rixon Throws
Pete Rufo Jumps
David Rutkowski Distance
Derek Schnake Mid-Distance
Travis Simmons Jumps
Julian Smith Sprints
Ryan Stegenga Throws
Full Roster
James Overbo

James Overbo

POSITION Assistant Coach

James Overbo enters his sixth season as a member of the Crusader track and field coaching staff, and his first as Associate Head Coach in 2013, working primarily with the jumpers, as well as the javelin throwers.

Overbo’s jumpers have experienced plenty of success during his time with the Crusaders, highlighted by the performance of Jarrett Mickens.  Overbo coached Mickens as he was a four-time All-Horizon League honoree and earned Most Outstanding Field Performer honors at the 2011 HL Indoor Championships.  Mickens, who seven times earned HL Male Field Athlete of the Week honors while being coached by Overbo, broke school records in both the long and triple jump indoors and the long jump outdoors, surpassing 35-year-old records in all three events.

During his time at Valpo, Overbo has also coached Julian Smith in the long jump and Steve Schubert in the triple jump as they broke into the Crusaders’ indoor all-time top-fives in the respective events.  Schubert also ranks among Valpo’s all-time top-five outdoors in the triple jump as well.  On the women’s side, Overbo mentored Kelley Freeman in 2011 as she posted marks among the top-three in Crusader history both indoors and outdoors in the pole vault.

Overbo has also produced a pair of conference champions in the javelin throw.  Brett Maynard (2009) and Vince Liuzzo (2010) both claimed Horizon League crowns in the javelin under Overbo's guidance.

Overbo came to Valparaiso from McNeese State University, where he competed in the pole vault for the Cowboys' track and field squad for four years.  He has also served as an assistant coach at the Lone Star Pole Vault Club.

A native of Austin, Texas, Overbo earned a bachelor's degree of general studies with a concentration in health promotion from McNeese State in 2008.  Overbo has earned his USATF Level 1 Certification, as well as certification as an official.  He also owns his USATF Level 2 Certification in the jumps and throws and is also a USTFCCCA Certified Jumps Specialist.