Coach Riley is a graduate of Olathe North High School where he was a 3 year varsity athlete in both cross country and baseball. Miles went on to play baseball at Johnson County Community College and later got his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Pittsburg State University. Coach Riley has taught in Blue Valley School District for 7 years. He currently teaches Industrial Technology at North. He had previously taught Pre-Engineering and Robotics at the middle school level for 6 years. This will be his first year as head coach at BVN and is very excited to share his passion for running with the BVN cross country community! He was previously a head cross country coach at Oxford Middle School for 3 years and an assistant coach at Harmony Middle School for 2 years. He has also served as an assistant track coach for 6 years. Coach Riley and his wife Amanda reside in Gardner, KS. They have 2 pets; Tucker (Dog) and Miley (Cat). He was born and raised in Olathe, KS.
Coach Beers is a graduate of Lawrence High School in Lawrence, Kansas, and has a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University. A high school varsity athlete in football, basketball, tennis, and baseball, he took up running his junior year in college and has been passionate about the sport ever since. He competes in multiple 5k, 4 mile, 10k, and half-marathon races every year, and is an avid cyclist and weight-lifting advocate. This will be his first official coaching position and he is tremendously excited for the opportunity. His expertise is running form and he is hopeful he can help all the student athletes on the cross-country team to run stronger, faster, and more efficiently, and with less chance for injury than they ever have before.
Coach Beers lives on the Plaza in Kansas City. He is the leader of a popular event band in the area called the Michael Beers Band and is presently writing a novel about running. He loves to travel and socialize with friends and looks forward to getting to know each and every team member and their families. Coach Beers is fired up for a great season and says go Blue Valley North XC Mustangs!
Coach Rutherford is a graduate of Grandview High School, where she was a 4 year varsity athlete in cross country and track & field. Hannah led the Bulldogs to a Class 3 District 7 Championship in 2013. She also helped Grandview to a 2014 State Championship title for track & field. In cross country, Hannah was runner-up at the 2014 Class 3 Districts competition and qualified for the Missouri cross country state championships twice. She was named the Team’s Most Valuable Player her sophomore, junior, and senior year. Coach Rutherford went on to run cross country and track & field at William Woods University on a full ride scholarship. At the collegiate level, she helped her team win 3 consecutive conference championship titles for track & field. Hannah also helped WWU to a conference championship title for cross country. That same year, she led her team at the NAIA National cross country Championships as a sophomore. Coach Rutherford has coached ages 8-12 for AAU track & field. She is very excited to start coaching cross country at BVN.
Coach Winzer's mission as a coach is creating an environment that produces student-athletes who strive for academic, personal, and athletic excellence and become productive members of society. His coaching experience and success extends from the following:
High School Track & Field Cross Country
2x Class 4A District Champion (West Ouachita H.S. Track)
1x Class 4A Regional Champion (West Ouachita H.S. Track)
4 – 1st Team Academic All-State Recipients (West Ouachita H.S. Track)
5 – Division I Student-Athletes
2 – 4A Track & Field individual state champions 3200m/1600m
3 – 4A Track and Field individual state runners-up 3200m/1600m/800m
1 – 4A Cross Country State Champion
2 – 4A Cross Country State Team Top 10 Finishes
3 – 4A State Track and Field top 3 finishes
College Coaching Break Down
College Soccer Coach – 11 years (5 years HC)
College Track and Field/ Cross Country Coach – 3 years (1-year HC for cross country)
College Recruiting Coordinator for Track and Field