Coaching Staff

 

Greg Raimondi | Assistant Coach

Greg Raimondi enters his fourth season as a Carthage College assistant track and field coach in 2020.

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

Raimondi guided three Lady Reds, and one Red Men to the 2018 NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championship (Mia Bennett, Elizabeth Willis, Sarah Schmidt, and Jake Menard), which ended with a women's championship in the weight throw for Mia Bennett.  At the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship, the team collected NCAA All-America finishes in the hammer, the discus and the shot put.
 
The 2019 campaign also saw Raimondi's athletes claim two CCIW outdoor championships on the men's side and four (2 indoor, 2 outdoor) on the women's side. Raimondi guided Elizabeth Willis to NCAA All-America finishes in both the indoor shot put (3rd place) and the indoor weight throw (3rd place). The 2019 outdoor season resulted in a trio of NCAA All-America finishes courtesy of Sarah Schmidt (third place in shot put, seventh place in hammer throw) and Elizabeth Willis (fourth place in shot put). 

Raimondi's efforts landed him 2018 United States Track & Field & Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III Indoor Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. He followed that with the 2018 and 2019 USTFCCCA Division III Outdoor Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year. 

Prior to Carthage, Raimondi had a two-year stint as a graduate assistant track and 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. He helped produce two NCAA champions in the shot put and the hammer throw in his two seasons with the Salukis. He also coached four Missouri Valley Conference Most Valuable Field Athletes.
 
Prior to Southern Illinois, Raimondi was the assistant track and field coach at Benedictine University (Ill.). His tenure with the Eagles included two national qualifiers, 16 Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference champions and three NACC Field Athletes of the Year.

Raimondi holds USATF Level 1 & 2, USTFCCCA Throwing Event Specialist and USA Weightlifting certifications. He's also CSCS certified through the NSCA
 
Raimondi was named CCIW Most Valuable Field Athlete twice during his four-year career with the Carthage men’s track and field program. He finished first in the shot put, the discus and the hammer throw at the 2012 CCIW Outdoor Track and Field Championship. Raimondi also finished first in the weight throw at the 2012 CCIW Indoor Track & Field Championship.
 
Raimondi, a native of Harwood Heights, Ill., graduated from Carthage in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science. He received his master’s in kinesiology from Southern Illinois in 2016.


Vaughn Tackmann |  Assistant Coach

Vaughn Tackmann begins his first season as a Carthage College assistant track and field coach in 2020 after serving two seasons as a graduate assistant coach.  During his time as a graduate assistant he has assisted in coaching three school records, 56 All-CCIW performances which included three Conference Champions. Tackmann also assisted in coaching two national qualifying performances with the 4x400m men's relay team which earned All-American honors during the 2019 indoor season. Tackmann works with both the men’s and women’s teams.
 
Tackmann arrived at 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 maintaining the strength and conditioning programs for the Mustangs highlighted by coaching athletes to two school records, 32 All-GPAC performances which included four individual conference champions. Perman Wilson '19 was crowned conference champion in the 55m dash in indoors and 100m dash, 200m dash, and 4x100m relay for outdoors. Tackmann also had seven national qualifying performances with the women's distance medley relay team which earned All-American honors during the 2017 indoor season. 

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. During his time at Luther he assisted in coaching six school records, 29 All-IIAC Performances which included nine individual Conference Champions and three IIAC Women's Field Event MVPs. Leah Broderick '15 set the IIAC record for the Pentathlon (3505 pts) during the 2015 indoor season. Tackmann also served as the assistant advisor for Luther's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). 

He holds a U.S. Track and Field & Cross Country Coaches Association Technical and Program Management certification and has also earned the Jumping Event Specialist certification through USTFCCCA (United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association)  

The Arlington, Minn., native graduated from Luther in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies.  He received his master’s degree in education from Carthage in 2019.


John Anderson | Part-Time Assistant Coach

John Anderson begins his 18th year as a part-time assistant track and field coach in 2020, working primarily with the pole vaulters. A native of Racine, Wis., Anderson graduated from Wisconsin-Parkside in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

Anderson was a four-year member of the Wisconsin-Parkside track and field team and still holds the Rangers’ school record in the pole vault (15-6). He 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.