Making Champions Of Others
Coach Weber has many years of successful coaching experience at different levels. He has coached high school individual state champions, High School state championship cross country teams, U.S. Olympic Trials qualifiers, an American Master's record holder, and post-collegiate elite runners. He also coached a Paralympic athlete to a Gold medal and all-time world best at the world championships. In addition, he has coached hundreds of first-time runners.
High School Coaching
In his last nine cross country seasons as head coach, coach Weber has coached 9 Washington State High School State Championship cross country teams. He also coached other state podium teams during this time, including three runner-up team placings at the Washington State High School cross country championships.
Coach Weber was named by his peers as a Washington State High School cross-country coach of the year 4 times in his last nine seasons as a head coach in his division. During this same period, coach Weber coached three individual Washington State High School cross-country state champions.
Coach Weber was named one of two Washington State High School girls' cross-country coaches of the decade by "The Runner" in December 2019.
In his last nine years of serving as a head coach, coach Weber's teams have won outstanding girls' team academic awards from the WIAA, including the Washington State Academic State Championship in their division during the 2018 season.
His boys' teams have won distinguished academic or outstanding academic team awards many times over the last several years.
In track, Coach Weber has coached individual state champions in the 800 meters,1600 meters, and 3200 meters with numerous podium finishers. He also coached the mid and long-distance runners on several state championship and podium placing track and field teams.
Coach Weber currently coaches cross country and track at Pope John Paul II High School in Lacey, Washington. He came out of retirement in 2018 to coach cross country at Pope John Paul II High School after coaching at Northwest Christian High School for seven years.
The Pope John Paul II Girl’s cross-country team won the state cross-country championship in their division in their second year with a full team in 2019. The boy's team finished second at state in 2018 and 2019.
Both Cross-Country teams won the Sea-Tac League Championship in 2020-2021 during the COVID seasons. No district or state championships were held in 2020-2021. Both teams set school records for best overall team times in 2020-2021.
Coach Weber also helped start the first-ever Track and Field program at Pope John Paul II High School in 2018. He assumed the head coaching duties in 2020. There was no season at all in 2020.
In his first season as head track and field coach, both the girl's and boy's teams won the Sea-Tac League Championship in 2021.There were no Track and Field district or state championship meets in 2020-2021.
Post Collegiate Coaching
Coach Weber's career includes coaching a Master's runner to American Track and Field records. Coach Weber has coached several athletes to the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials as well. He also coached a Paralympic Athlete to a World Championship and an all-time World best.
Coach Weber is a certified running fitness coach and has taken USA Level 3 coaching classes from some of the world's best middle and long-distance coaches.
During his running career, Coach Weber was a nationally ranked USA miler and record holder of The Original Ultimate Runner Competition—a 10k, 400 meters, 100 meters, mile, and a marathon all run on the same day.
Coach Weber scored higher than ultra-marathon national record holders, national road racing champions, Olympic runners at 1500 and 5000 meters, Olympic marathon runners, and many other athletes in setting the record in the original Ultimate Runner Competition. You can read more about the Original Ultimate Runner Competition here:
I talk about coaching and my experiences in the Original Ultimate Runner in a video interview on a sports talk show here: