Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Byron Kimmel
Coach Kimmel has been teaching and coaching in the Tipp City School District for 17 years. Kimmel graduated from Brookville High School in 1992. He ran for the Blue Devils XC team in 90 and 91 earning all league and all district honors in 1991 as the  team won the SWBL and District Championships.  He earned his elementary education degree from Wright State in 1997 and his masters degree from University of Dayton in 2000. He's been heavily involved in the running community since 2000. He owns and operates, Alliance Running, a race timing and promotion company. He's also been a competitive road racer over the last 14 years [16:44 (5K) 34:55 (10K) 1:18:52 (13.1)] and was inducted into the Dayton Distance Running Hall of Fame in 2003. Kimmel also serves as meet manager for the Dayton District Cross Country Meet and the Alliance Running Cross Country Invitational. Coach Kimmel resides in Tipp City with his wife, who is also an avid runner, and 3 boys.
Program Assistant Coach: Nick Culver
Coach Culver has been teaching and coaching in the Tipp City School System for the last 8 years. A graduate of Carroll High School, Culver ran for John Agnew's strong cross country and track program. Nick moved on to Wright State University where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Special Education. He joined the coaching ranks in 2007 which energized his own running career. Nick has been an outstanding road racer. He's recorded personal bests of 16:07 (5K) and a 26:25 (5 Mile). Nick resides in Tipp City with his wife and two children.
Varsity Assistant: Jack Lintz
Coach Lintz joined the staff after a remarkable run as head cross country and distance track coach at Northmont High School. A graduate of Springfield North High School, Lintz ran cross country and track at Otterbein University. He recorded personal bests of 15:05 (5K) and 31:15 (10K) earning all conference honors several times. Under Lintz's tutelege the T-Boltz won 26 conference titles (15 boys and 11 girls), 24 district titles (15 boys and 9 girls), 2 regional titles, and 2 state championships (boys 1995 and 1996). His teams qualified for the state meet 10 different times (6 boys and 4 girls). A total of 16 different runners received all-ohio status during Lintz's tenure, including two state champions (Kristy Orre 82,84 and Joe Barnes 97). Jack is a member of the OATCCC Hall of Fame and the Dayton Distance Running Hall of Fame. He retired from teaching and coaching cross country at Northmont in 2011. Jack and his wife reside in Englewood. He has three children, all ran for the Thunderbolts.
Varsity Assistant: Jason Salyer
Coach Salyer joined the staff in 2014. He currently teaches at Tippecanoe Middle School and Tippecanoe High School. Jason was a two time all-ohioan for Tippecanoe High School. He finished 3rd in the state as a senior in 2008 as the team finished a close second at the state meet. He moved on to to Bowling Green State University where he became the first Falcon to earn 1st team all-conference honors in 15 years. He recorded personal bests of 14:43 (5K) and 31:41 (10K).
Junior High Head Coach: Jennifer Brown
Coach Brown joined the program in 2009 as an assitant to Peg Osborne. A graduate of Tippecanoe High School and Wright State University, Coach Brown has been teaching and coaching in the Tipp City School District since 1997. She has served the last two seasons as head coach at the junior high level. Jennifer teaches Health at Tippecanoe Middle School and is an avid runner. Jennifer resides in Tipp City with her husband and two children. Her son, Jordan, was a member of the 2014 State Championship Team.
Junior High Assistant Coach: Alison Borchers
Coach Borchers has been a part of the junior high program since 2012. Alison ran XC and track for Versailles High School where she was a 4 year letter winner. She ran at the state cross country championships twice as the Lady Tigers qualified as a team. Coach Borchers currently teaches High School Math at Tippecanoe. Alison lives with her husband in Troy.