Coaching Staff

Kevin Bradley | Assistant Coach

Kevin Bradley enters his fourth season as an assistant coach for the Carthage men's and women's track & field programs in 2018-19.  Bradley works directly with sprinters, and oversees the strength and conditioning/recruiting programs.

Under Bradley's tutelage, Kendric Cornelius broke the Carthage men's indoor track & field record in the 60 meter dash (6.97) at the 2016 CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championship. Bradley's guidance resulted in back-to-back school records in the outdoor 4x100 meter relay (2017, 2018).

Kevin arrived to Carthage following three years at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., where he assisted with all aspects of the men's and women's cross country and track and field programs.

Bradley holds USATF Level 1, USTFCCCA Jumping Event Specialist and USTFCCCA Strength & Conditioning certifications.
 
A 2012 graduate from the University of Minnesota, Bradley was a four-year letter winner for the Golden Gophers competing in sprints and relays.  He received first team All-American honors in 2012, second team in 2011, honorable mention in 2011 and 2013, and named Academic All-Big Ten from 2010-2013.
 
A native of Shoreview, Minnesota, Kevin graduated in December of 2012 from Minnesota with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology and received his Master of Education in Sports and Exercise Science in 2014.


Greg Raimondi | Assistant Coach

Raimondi enters his third season as Carthage College assistant track & field coach in 2019.

The 2017 season saw Raimondi guide three Lady Reds to the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship (Morgan Young, Elizabeth Willis, Mia Bennett), where weight thrower Bennett pulled down All-America honors. Four of Raimondi's field athletes also qualified for the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship (Morgan Young, Elanta Slowek, Mia Bennett, Sarah Schmidt), where they accounted for five All-American finishes. The Lady Reds finished the 2017 NCAA Division III Outdoor Meet tied for third place, the highest finish at the event in school history. One indoor (weight throw) and two outdoor (javelin, hammer throw) women's field school records fell in 2017.

Raimondi guided three Lady Reds, and one Red Men to the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championship (Mia Bennett, Elizabeth Willis, Sarah Schmidt) (Jake Menard), which ended with the women's weight throw national championship (Mia Bennett). Three women All-American finishes (hammer, discus, shot put) fell at the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship. The 2018 season ended with a women's indoor school record in the weight throw, and a women's outdoor school record in the hammer throw.

Raimondi's efforts landed him 2018 United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Indoor Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. He followed that with the 2018 USTFCCCA Division III Outdoor Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year.

The Harwood Heights, Ill. native arrived to Carthage following a two-year stint as graduate assistant track & field coach/director of operations at NCAA Division I Southern Illinois University. Raimondi, who specializes in throwing events, helped coach 11 Missouri Valley Conference Champions in various field events. Raimondi helped produce two NCAA Champions in the shot put and hammer throw in his two seasons with the Salukis. He also coached four Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Field Athletes throughout his two-year tenure.
 
Prior to Southern Illinois, Raimondi was the assistant track & field coach at Benedictine University (Ill.). His tenure with the Eagles included two national qualifiers, 16 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Champions, three NACC Field Athletes of the Year and three school records.

He holds USATF Level 1, USTFCCCA Throwing Event Specialist and USA Weightlifting certifications. He's also CSCS certified through the NSCA.
 
Ramiondi was named CCIW Most Valuable Field Athlete twice during his four-year career with the Carthage College men’s track & field program. He registered first place in the shot put, discus and hammer throw at the 2012 CCIW Outdoor Track & Field Championship. Raimondi tallied first place in the weight throw at the 2012 CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championship.
 
Raimondi obtained his bachelor’s degree in exercise and sport science from Carthage College. He received his master’s degree in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University.


Lillian George | Graduate Assistant Coach

The 2018 season will be Lillian George’s second as graduate assistant track & field coach. The Oconomowoc, Wis. native was a four-year member of the Carthage College women’s track & field team from 2013-16 as a high jumper. George stood first on the podium in the high jump at the 2014 CCIW Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship with a leap of 5’ 4.25 feet. She tallied top-five finishes on five occasions throughout her four years competing at the CCIW Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships.
 
She is the daughter of Jill (Brehm) George, who was a multi-sport athlete at Carthage College in swimming & diving and track & field from 1981-84.
 
George obtained a bachelor of arts in neuroscience with a minor in biology from Carthage College in 2016. She is currently pursuing a masters of education with a concentration in higher education from Carthage.

 


Vaughn Tackmann | Graduate Assistant Coach

Vaughn Tackmann enters his second season as an assistant coach with the Carthage College men's and women's track & field programs in 2018-19.

The Arlington, Minnesota native arrived to Carthage following a one-season stint at NAIA Morningside College, where he was the assistant track & field/cross country coach. Tackmann oversaw the sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers as well as maintain the strength & conditioning programs with the Mustangs.

Tackmann spent the previous three seasons as an assistant track & field coach at his alma mater, Luther College. He coached the Norse sprinters, jumpers and hurdlers. Tackmann also served as the assistant advisor for Luther College's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

He holds a USTFCCCA Technical and Program Management certification.

Tackmann graduated cum laude from Luther College in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in environmental studies. He is currently working towards a master's in education at Carthage College.


John Anderson | Part-Time Assistant Coach

John Anderson begins his 16th year as a part-time assistant coach in 2018, working primarily with the pole vaulters. A native of Racine, Wis., Anderson graduated from Wisconsin-Parkside in 1985 with a bachelor’s in communications. He was a four-year member of the track and field team and still holds the Rangers’ school pole vault record (15-6). Anderson coached high school track and field for 12 years, most recently as head coach at Racine Washington Park High School (1994-2002) where his teams won three Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships. Anderson is the owner of Busy Bee Carpet Cleaning in Racine, Wis.