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After decades of success under Joe and Missy Iatauro, the Tri-Valley cross country teams will be rounding a new corner as Taylor Eckoff and Charles Rehm replace the retired Iatauros as coaches of the girls’ and boys’ teams.
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GRAHAMSVILLE July 30, 2013 With the success of Joe and Missy Iatauro on their heels, Tyler Eckoff and Charles Rehm will be taking over as head coaches of the Tri-Valley girls’ and boys’ cross country teams, respectively.
While the Iatauros dedicated a great portion of life to coaching, their successors Eckoff and Rehm seem just as devoted to continuing the same care and hard work necessary for developing a strong team.
“I am very grateful and fortunate to be taking this position, said Eckoff. “The Iatauro’s legacy still continues and we plan on keeping it going.
“The best coach genuinely and truly cares. I am very excited, Tri-Valley is a great school and there has been so much success. I am looking forward to being a part of it.”
Both Eckoff and Rehm have worked under the Iatauros for the last few years as assistants and modified coaches, not only learning the tricks of the trade but getting to know the students on the team as well. Charles Rehm is also a teacher in the Tri-Valley School so he is known to many students off the running courses.
Eckoff and Rehm are working hand in hand to prepare for the upcoming cross country season giving their teams summer miles to run and devising workouts for the new season.
“We will continue working hard and dedicating a lot to this team,” said Rehm. “The kids deserve to have someone who is dedicated. We are looking forward to a successful season.”
The legacy of the Tri-Valley running teams built by the Iatauros is one known throughout the state after their years of success and talented athletes.
“Their dedication and commitment is unmatched,” said Tri-Valley athletic director Derek Adams. “It is rare to find that amount of talent in coaching. They have provided thousands of opportunities for students to grow and learn.
Adams said the coaches for the indoor and outdoor seasons of track and field (which the Iatauros also coached) have not yet been decided.