Track & Field Leadership

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Athletic Director

Crystal Neil

Crystal is married to Brian. Their kids are Taylor (16), Danielle (13), Nicole (8).  She’s a CFP with JP Morgan.  She has a Bachelor’s in Psychology.  Crystal was a gymnast and diver and participates in 5K’s, Half-Marathons & Triathlons.  Crystal and her family attend Grace Missionary Church.  She’s passionate about education, childhood development, and being the change you want to see in this world.  Crystal coached gymnastics and diving. She began coaching cross country when she helped start the team with Genesis. She hopes to inspire, mentor and lead the kids, help them have fun, develop new skills & friends, and create habits that can benefit throughout life.  She enjoys exercising, spending time with family and outdoors.

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Holly Gollahan

Director of Spiritual Growth

Holly has been married to Mark for 26 years. Their children are Elizabeth (21), Daniel (17), Jonathan (12), and Jared (7). Daniel joined Genesis  Track and Field and Cross Country in 2020 and now Jonathan and Jared run also. She has served in leadership in American Heritage Girls and Trail Life for around 10 years. In her spare time, she enjoys working with her horse and spending time outside. She looks forward to getting to know the athletes and helping them to grow in their faith.

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Joyce Blake

Director of Spiritual Growth

Joyce and her husband Dayton are so thankful to be part of the Indy Genesis family again this year! The Blake’s have classically homeschooled their two daughters, Esther(13) and Emma(11), since 2011.  She loves learning and growing with others in the wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God.  Her deepest desire is to create an excitement and awareness that each person is part of The Father’s redeeming story and we are created to bring Him glory.  Dayton is a registered nurse in the Saint Francis Endoscopy Center.  In her spare time she loves to spend quiet mornings with Jesus and His Word, to travel, to fellowship with friends and to read/listen to books.  As a family, the Blake’s love bike outings, backpacking and serving their community.

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Dayla Foster

Secretary

Dayla and her husband Sean are thankful to be a part of Indy Genesis.  Our family has participated in both the Soccer and Track programs.  They have 5 children: Savannah 27, Noah 24, Alyssa 22, Joshua 18, and Emma 17.  They are blessed with two sons in laws (Stephen and Cameron) and daughter in law (Maria), as well as one very spoiled granddaughter (Paisley).  Dayla and her family attend Indian Creek Christian Church.  We are entering our 22nd and final year of homeschooling.  In our spare time we love to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Rick Sica

Head Coach

Rick is married to Denise. Their kids are Caleb (22), Naomi (19), Eliya (16), Gianna (13), and Lydia (7). Rick has coached soccer for about seventeen years, four with Genesis, and has run competitively since 6th grade. In Rick's spare time, he likes to be involved in his children's activities and continues to workout and train for road races. 

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Jeff Zike

Assistant Coach - Long Distance

Jeff is married to Nicky. The have 5 children: Calla (22), Molly (18), Teige (14), Katie (12), and Henry (8). He has been an avid runner for over 15 years doing many road and trail races ranging from 5ks to marathons. He continues to train and occasionally race, when his schedule permits.  Jeff seeks to train young athletes that larger goals can be met through consistent workouts, pushing themselves and  encouraging each other to improve with each week and each meet.  He and his family enjoy watching movies, home improvement projects, playing board games, hiking, and other activities with friends and the homeschooling organizations they are involved in. They're members of Stones Crossing Church. Jeff also enjoys mountain biking, climbing, snowboarding, and fixing cars.

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Jon Rupel

Assistant Coach - Sprints & Hurdles

Jon is married to his wonderful wife Laura and lives in Whiteland, IN with their four children Sydney (14), Bradley (12), Matthew (10) and Addison (9). He competed in hurdles, sprint relays and high jump in both high school and college. This will be his second year as a coach for Indy Genesis Track. His goal is to help every athlete reach their full potential in anything they do, appreciate the hard work they put in to get there, and be an example of Christ and great sportsmanship along the way. In his spare time Jon enjoys spending time with his family, running, and reading.

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Taylor Connett

Assistant Coach - Middle & Long Distance

Taylor’s from Erlanger, Kentucky where her family lives. She has an older sister, a younger brother and a younger sister. She recently moved to Indianapolis and is the graphic designer at Dycora. Taylor ran track in high school which started her love for running leading her to run cross country. Taylor is excited to be a part of the Indy Genesis community and wants to help the athletes become stronger physically, mentally and spiritually while having fun competing in the sport. Taylor enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dog, watching t.v., and making art.