Coaching Staff

Coach Aaron Miller
President, and Head Coach. (Ottawa, Kansas)
Long sprints, Long jump, and all events 800m and up.

Aaron Miller is a seasoned veteran of Track and Field. He has been running competively since the fourth grade. He was a four year letter-winner at Ottawa High School. Where he qualified for state in track for three out of four years. Twice in the 400 meter dash and once in the 800 meter dash. His highest finish was 9th in the 400 meter dash. Also his senior year he made it to state in cross country. He was very active in his high school sports system. Aaron was a multi-sport (same season) athlete for all four years. Three years he played baseball and ran track at the same time. One year football and cross country at the same time. He ran three years of club track for the KC Flyers out of Overland Park, Kansas, and one year with the 365 Blaze track club out of Overland Park as well. While with the Flyers he qualified for the USATF National Championships one year and placed 13th in the 400 meter dash nationally. He also qualified for two USATF Junior Olympics National Championships. Placing respectively 27th in 2013 and 55th in 2014 in the 400 meter dash. He qualifed for one AAU Junior Olympics National Championship in the 4x800 Relay placing 11th in the nation for the 365 Blaze track club. Aaron is a student of track and field and has aspirations of becoming a head coach of a division 1 track program in the future. He was a former student-athlete on one of the top junior college programs in the nation at Allen County. Where he was a short-distance runner. While at Allen County he has been a member of a indoor conference runner-up and qualified for the indoor national championships where his 4x800 relay team placed 7th and earned NJCAA All-American honors. During the outdoor season he was a member of a conference champion 4x800 relay team where his relay team broke the 4x800 school record with a time of 7:38.21 and then went on the outdoor national championships and his relay team earned NJCAA All-American Honors for a 6th place finish. His Sophomore year at Allen Community College he set the school record in the 800m at 1:53.18 and the school record in the outdoor 4x800m Relay at 7:35.79. His indoor 4x800m team were conference, and region champions. They ended up finishing 3rd at the NJCAA Indoor National Championships and his relay team earned NJCAA All-American Honors. Going into Outdoor his 4x800m Relay team won the NJCAA National Championship by over 6 seconds. Miller anchored the conference, region and national championship teams! After his career at Allen County, Aaron narrowed his choices down to Kansas, Western Kentucky, and Wichita State. Aaron signed with Wichita State University and broke a 45 year old school record in the indoor distance medley relay his first year at Wichita. 
Coach Miller was the founder of Ottawa Track Club, and oversaw the creation of the club to its first national qualifiers, before expanding into the Midwest Elite Track program. Miller is in charge of all administrative duties, and coaches long sprinters, all distance runners, and long jump.

Coach Josh Whittaker
Assistant Coach (Iola, Kansas)

Josh Whittaker has been running track and field and cross country since his 5 th grade
summer. Josh ran for the Topeka Thunderbolt Track Club for 3 years until middle school and
high school athletics. While running for the Topeka Thunderbolts he got to compete at the
USATF National Meet at The University of Oregon’s Hayward Field running both the 1500M
and 3000M. Josh went to Santa Fe Trail High school where he qualified for State 5 times, 3 years
of Cross Country and 2 years of Track and Field. His highest finish was 5th place at State Cross
Country his senior year. He then went on to compete collegiately at Allen Community College.
While at Allen, Josh was a six-time NJCAA National qualifier, 4x800 NJCAA All-American, 2
Time Region VI Team Cross Country Conference Champion, and broke 7 school records. After
Allen, Josh transferred to the University of Saint Mary where he was a seven-time NAIA
National qualifier, 2015 KCAC Indoor Athlete of the Meet, three-time KCAC Individual
Champion, two-time KCAC Team Cross Country Champion, and broke 8 school records. After
he completed his collegiate running career, Josh became the Graduate Assistant Cross
Country/Track and Field Coach at the University of Saint Mary for two years. While coaching at
the University of Saint Mary, he helped coach the 2015 Men’s NAIA Cross Country National
Runner-Up Team, the 2015 and 2016 Men’s KCAC Conference Championship teams, 1 NAIA
National Champion, 11 NAIA All-Americans, and 58 NAIA National Qualifiers. Josh accepted
the position of being the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field Coach at Allen County starting
August of 2017.
Coach Whittaker, will be coaching the Midwest Elite Track program in Iola, Kansas.

Coach Brianna Salas
Indoor Track and Field Head Coach

Coach Salas, a former multi-event ​athlete for Colby Community College, and Bethany College. Joined the program in 2016 and will be coaching hurdles, and most field events. 

Coach Salas, will be coaching the Midwest Elite Track program in Louisburg and Ottawa, Kansas.