Scott Walkinshaw enters his 19th year at Black Hills State in 2016. Coach Walkinsahw has been the head cross country coach for all 19 years while previously the head coach of the track & field teams. He now serves as the assistant coach for track & field, leading the distance runners.
The Yellow Jacket program has become nationally recognized as one of the top teams in the nation under his guidance, proving this through numerous top-five finishes in NAIA and leading the Green and Gold to a 14th place finish at the 2015 NCAA Division II Cross Country Championship.
The 2015 season was of historic significance as the Yellow Jackets won four meets, including the prestigious Roy Griak Invitational that was won by All-American Alec Baldwin. After placing sixth at the RMAC Championships, the Green and Gold went to the South Central Region Championship and placed sixth again to claim a spot in the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championship. Entering the meet with a No. 22 national ranking, Black Hills State ran its way to a 14th place finish behind a ninth place All-American finish by Alec Baldwin.
In 2014, Walkinshaw coached Alec Baldwin into the national meet becoming the second-ever qualifier in the NCAA-era at the meet, following the footsteps of Mitch Kraft at the 2013 competition.
Prior to the NCAA, Walkinshaw built a powerhouse in the NAIA, including a fourth-place finish at the NAIA Combined National Championships in 2010, a third place finish in the combined championship in 2005 and 2006, a fifth place finish in 2003 and a runner-up combined finish in 200.
Walkinshaw guided the Yellow Jackets to 12 Dakota Athletic Conference Championships while helping 32 runners earn NAIA Cross Country All-American honors. Walkinshaw also coached Lisa Bomengen, who was selected as the 1999-2000 South Dakota Sports Writers College Female Athlete of the Year.
Coach Walkinshaw has been chosen to be a guest speaker at many different events some of which include: Wyoming Coaches Association Annual Meeting, South Dakota High School Activities Association and a guest clinician at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships. He is also the director of the Black Hills Distance Running camp.
Before his legendary tenure at Black Hills State, Walkinshaw coached at Odessa College and Garden City Community College. He also coached high school cross country in Utah for eight years where he was named the 1983 Utah Cross Country Coach of the Year.
Haley Juhnke joined the Black Hills State University track and field coaching staff in 2016.
Juhnke comes to Black Hills State from the University of South Dakota. She competed for five years on the track and field team. Juhnke was the Great West Conference 100-meter hurdle champion in 2009. She set personal bests in the 60-meter hurdles (8.83 in 2012), the 100-meter hurdles (14.36 in 2011), and in the 400-meter hurdles (62.15 in 2011). Juhnke played one year on the basketball team as well.
Juhnke graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2012 where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene.
Juhnke comes to Spearfish from Vivian, South Dakota. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Black Hills State University.
Ben Jasinski is in his second season working with the jumps with the Black Hills State track and field Staff.
A native of Rapid City, S.D., Jasinski was a standout student-athlete at South Dakota State University where he posted 24 individual victories and set the school record in the high jump and heptathlon. Jasinski set the Jackrabbit record in the high jump with a leap of 7 feet, 1 inch during his 2011 campaign and set the heptathlon record with 5429 points.
He is a two-time Summit League claiming the 2009 and 2011 outdoor title.
Jasinski earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from SDSU in 2011. He then moved on to the University of South Dakota where he received his master’s degree in physics.
While at USD, Jasinski was a two-year volunteer assistant with the Coyote track and field program where he coached Megan Glisar to a sixth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Outdoor Championship with a leap of 6-0 to garner All-America honors.
Jasinski is currently pursuing his PhD in Physics through the University of South Dakota. He is married to Ashley Jasinski.
Matt Tetzlaff is in his second year as the graduate assistant for the track and field teams.
Tetzlaff, a native of Pierre, South Dakota, competed competitively at North Dakota State University where he was the Summit League Champion and NCAA West Preliminary Round qualifier in the 110-meter hurdles.
On three occasions, Tetzlaff competed in the NCAA West Prelims in the 110-meter hurdles where his top time is 13.99 seconds in the event.
The 2013 graduate of NDSU is a two-time Summit League Champion in the 60-meter hurdles where he clocked in with a top time of 7.95 seconds during the 2012 season.
The 2009 graduate of T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre is the all-time record holder in the state of South Dakota in the 110-hurldes in 14.1 seconds.
Tetzlaff completed is bachelor's degree in exercise science and is enrolled in the Master of Science for Strategic Leadership at Black Hills State.
Scott Foley is in his second season as the graduate assistant for the cross country teams while serving as an assistant coach for track & field.
Foley ran competitively at Boise State University from 2007 to 2012 where he earned All-Western Athletic Conference honors for four-consecutive years. A member of four WAC championship teams, Foley was also an NCAA Division I National Qualifier in the 10,000-meter run in 2012.
Following graduate with his degree in physical education, Foley was named head coach of the cross country and track & field programs at Cheyenne South High School where he coached the school's first-ever state champion. In all, he coaches three state champions, five all-state performances, three conference champions with 14 indoor and outdoor track & field records broken during a two-year span.
The Cheyenne, Wyoming, native also guided South High School to the highest finishes in school history in all three sports, cross country, indoor and outdoor track & field.
During his prep career at Cheyenne Central High School, Foley was a six-time All-State honoree between cross country and track & field and was a member of four state championship squads.
Foley is currently enrolled in the Master of Science for Strategic Leadership at Black Hills State.