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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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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John Dhanraj

Secretary

John is married to Shanthi and they have three children. Joshua (16), Elisha (13) and Shekhinah (9). John and Shanthi have been part of Genesis from 2017 and their children have participated in Soccer and Track & Field. John has coached soccer in the Mount Pleasant league. John is also part of the Track board, and in his off time enjoys photography. John wants his players to learn soccer skills and also learn how to exemplify Christ's life on the soccer field.

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.