Head Coach Domoni Springer

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Head Coach Domoni Springer

Coach Domoni Springer is originally from Gary, Indiana and attended Horace Mann High School. She was a a 4 year track and field letter winner, 6 time IHSAA state finalist and two year cross country letter winner during her high school career. She also competed as a letter winning student/athlete at Ball State University specializing in events from the 100-400 meter dashes. 

She is currently entering her 6th year of coaching short sprinters, and relays after spending the 2013-2016 seasons at Pike High School. This is her first year as Avon girls head coach and second year as a part of the Avon Girls coaching staff.

She lives in Avon and has three daughters; Daija, Kaila, and Alana. She is married to Floyd Springer and works as a Special Education assistant at AIS West.

 Coach Hoopingarner

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 Coach Doug Keele

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Coach Doug Keele

 

    • Assistant Track & Field Coach (Throws)
    • coachkeele@yahoo.com
    • Coach Keele graduated from North Vermillion High School (Cayuga, IN) in 1983 before going on to the University of Indianapolis where he received his degree in Communications in Business in 1987. Coach Keele was a scholarship athlete on the track & field team where he competed in the triple jump, sprints, javelin, shot put and discus. He was a three time national qualifier and earned All-American status in the shot put in 1986.
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    • Before coming to Avon, Keele coached the throwers at Brownsburg High School for several years. Since coming to Avon, the track & field team has sent several athletes to the IHSAA state meet with multiple All-State athletes. Several of Coach Keele’s throwers have gone on to compete in college, including the former University of Arkansas school record holder in the hammer, a Big East champion in the shot put, an Olympic trials qualifier and several All-Americans.   A former thrower for Coach Keele at Avon has now gone on to become the University of Indianapolis throwing coach.
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    • Coach Keele currently works for Cummins East in Indianapolis. He is married to Trish and they have two daughters (Jordyn and Madison). Jordyn is a graduate of The University of Indianapolis with a degree in nursing.  She was a heptathlete for the Greyhounds’ track & field team. Madison was All-State in the pole vault for Avon High School and an Indiana All-Star.   She is currently a BEST scholar and honor student at Indiana State University, studying elementary education and special needs instruction.
 Coach Rick Finchum

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Coach Rick Finchum

Coach Finchum graduated from Decatur Central High School in 1982, where he lettered in football, basketball and track. He was a four year letter winner in track, competing in the high jump, long jump, 100M, 200M and 4x100M relay.

This is Coach Finchum's 19th year coaching track and field, all with Avon High School. He spent five years as the girls head coach, with the girls winning the Hendricks County Championship Meet in 2000. Primarily coaching high jump and long jump over the years, he has been blessed with many gifted athletes. These athletes have won numerous county, conference and sectional jumping events, as well as regional qualifiers, regional champions, and state qualifiers. Several of Coach Finchum's jumpers have gone on to compete on the college level, including Indiana University, Indiana State University, Purdue University, University of Indianapolis, and the University of Kentucky.

Coach Finchum has two boys, Anthony and Jake. Coach Finchum has been a firefighter for 13 years with the Washington Township / Avon Fire Department.

 Coach Nathan Fry

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Coach Nathan Fry

ntfry@avon-schools.org

 

Coach Fry is a 2003 Avon High School Graduate.  During high school, he ran varsity cross country from his sophomore through senior year.  He also earned four varsity letters in track & field—primarily running hurdles and long sprints.  He was also a four-year wrestler for the school.

Coach Fry attended Ball State University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting as well as a Bachelor’s degree in education.  At Ball State, he was unable to compete on the track team due to the disbanding of BSU’s Boys Track team in 2004.  During his college career, he did become a seasoned veteran of Ball State University’s bed races.  In 2006 his team secured first place honors in the championship bed race.  

Fry has coached with the high school track team for nine seasons, working mostly with the hurdlers and sprinters. 

 Brandon Cassiday

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Brandon Cassiday

Coach Cassiday graduated Avon high School in 2012. He lettered in track & field while doing pole vault and 300 hurdles and was selected as a captain his junior and senior year. He studied Criminology & Criminal Justice at Indiana State University, but did not compete on their track and field team. Instead, he vaulted independently at meets.

Coach Cassiday is in his first year of coaching at Avon, but going into his third year overall after coaching pole vault for 2 seasons at Mooresville High School. In his time at Mooresville, he helped coach one of their vaulters to state, which had never happened with Mooresville pole vault. She is currently vaulting at Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his friend started Pioneer Pole Vault Club in the summer of '18, where they invited vaulters from surrounding counties to join them in Summer vaulting, where they could learn, practice, and participate in meets statewide.

Coach Cassiday currently works as an officer at TSA, and is in the process of becoming an Air traffic Controller. He is also engaged and has a 2 year-old son named Oliver."

 Mary Abramson

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Mary Abramson

Coach MaryAnn Abramson graduated from Wabash High School in Wabash, Indiana in 1990. Following in the footsteps of her three older brothers, she was a 4-year letter winner in both track and cross country. She also competed on the varsity cross country squad for the Anderson University Ravens. 

This is Coach Abramson’s second year as assistant track coach for the distance girls at Avon High School. She has been an assistant girls cross country coach here at AHS for the last three years.

She lives in Avon with her husband Dustin and three children: Malyka, Keith, and Maya, all current or former Avon High School track and cross country athletes. Coach Abramson is the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Specialist at Avon High School, which is a program that prepares juniors and seniors for college and careers through mentorship, leadership training, service learning, and active career exploration.