Jim Kasten

Herculaneum, MO

About Me

I have coached track and Field, Cross Country, Football, Basketball, youth baseball,youth sofball and even a year of youth soccer since 1972. Most recently I have coached at Herculaneum since 1989, the past 9 years with my son Ryun. He is now the Head Boys Track Coach and the head Boys/Girls Cross country Coach. It has been very rewarding for me to see how the Herculaneum Cross Country program has grown back to it's glorious roots that were started [founded] by my good friend [and Ryun's former College Coach] Clark Wille. Together along with many very dedicated and talented young athletes we have given the Hercualneum community something that all of us can be very proud of.

As I am now an elected School Board member for the District, I am coaching on a volunteer basis. It is still very rewarding to get to work along side my son, while helping him bring confidence and leadership skills to our athletes. I always said, " I loved coaching so much that I would do it for free. Well now I am doing it for free". And we just voted our coaches a big raise. Good timing???

My wife Tina and I are the proud grand parents of our grand daughters Lane,Claire, Finley, Audrey, Kate and Olivia. They are the true joys of our lives and we are very blessed.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
1 year ago Top 100 Missouri girls at NXN.......
Top 100 Missoirt girls at NXN is missing the 2011 race. Several Missouri girls from that race wou...
1 year ago Berkshire Early Bird Invite.......
Results from this meet have been incorrectly inserted into Momilesplit. Norte Dame Cape Girardea...
1 year ago Girls Richard Clark Invitation in Bolivar Results posted in rankings section
I was wondering the same thing.
2 years ago Freshman Girls 3200 meter and 1600 meter .......
WOW! Coach that was fast! We're you ready for my question?
2 years ago Freshman Girls 3200 meter and 1600 meter .......
Another question for Coach Hayes. What are the top times for freshman girls in the 3200 and 160...
2 years ago Freshman Boys 3200 at State.....
Pretty good company! Thanks Coach!
2 years ago Freshman Boys 3200 at State.....
How does Herculaneum freshman Jonathan Coffman's 3200m time of 9:43 compare to freshman all-time ...
2 years ago North County Raider Relays 2017
Coach, Championship Timing timed the Raider Relays
2 years ago Special mention to the Herculaneum girls
@Hays Very proud of all the young ladies over the years that helped make this string! Proud of th...
3 years ago Lafayette vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
Yep! Sorry about that Buddie!
3 years ago Lafayette vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (KS)
Not to take anything away from anyone but to give a look to and props to the past. But who would ...
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
No offense taken Coach! I am sure it is going to be a muddy mess out there today! I am sure it wi...
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
"When it becomes unsafe" I am confident something can be done! But going "UP" a muddying hill is ...
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
Dean you are correct and you stated that earlier! But I guess some need to hear it more than once!
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
And it was not a day off of school! The school paid for a sub so that coach could be there. Hence...
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
No problem coach! I believe any team could have entered the Bowles meet as I believe Washington,...
3 years ago Festus Sectional Course map
This is the same course that hosts the Bowles invitational and the JCAA meet every year for the p...
4 years ago Great Night at NCAA Indoor Nationals for Missouri Women!
Plus Jessica Kamilos runs lead leg for the National Champion DMR team! Missouri HS Alumni Ladies...
4 years ago Herculaneum Girls and Boys bringing home more hardware!
Great job Blackcats.......you wore those candy stripes with pride and brought home two more troph...
4 years ago Congrats to Festus Tigers and Coach Wright!
Great job Festus Tigers! Really proud of you!
4 years ago Feature Stories/Photos/Videos on all classes
Paul, You guys Rock! Great seeing you today! Really appreciate what you guys do! Thanks, Jim
4 years ago Momilesplit's rude tweet to Kaitlyn Fischer
@BootsyMcgee hope that was a facetious statement!S-)
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fisher
She also set the University of Missouri school record for the 10K breaking the old record by 40 s...
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fisher
Kate was 5:19 at the mile, 10:36 at the two mile 16:35-36 at the 5K, 26:39ish at the 5 mile. She ...
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fischer at SEC Championships
Kaitlyn Fischer took 6th place at the NCAA West Regionals last night. She qualified for the NCAA ...
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fischer at SEC Championships
Thanks Scott I will tell Kate! Please tell Sophie and the girls I said Congratulation! Jim
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fischer at SEC Championships
Mike ....thanks for the nice comments! Courtney had a great State meet. Big weekend for her and ...
5 years ago Diane Robison at the SEC Conference Meet
She ran great Coach! Got to talk to her after the 10K. She said she talks to you often. Kate said...
5 years ago Automatic Qualifying marks for state
@Coach_casa The 5th place girls 1600m time was 5:18...6 girls under or at 12:00 in the 3200. 6 b...
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fischer at SEC Championships
Kate takes fourth (34:13) in the 10K at SEC championships. After a slow first mile (5:54) Kate to...
5 years ago Missouri All-Time Dream Mile
Jimmy Jennings from Crystal City Benji Dove from Herculaneum
5 years ago Did anyone see this?
I agree with Coach Crites! It is time for a change! No offense intended toward the private school...
5 years ago An All-Missouri Women's team.....
If the 7 Missouri women would have all been on the same team they would have won the National Cha...
5 years ago Missouri women earn All American honors at NCAA meet
Kaitlyn Fischer had a tough first NCAA Championship meet. After getting herself into contention m...
5 years ago Article Comment: Men's NCAA D1 Nationals - Where Are They From?
I agree!
5 years ago Article Comment: Men's NCAA D1 Nationals - Where Are They From?
I think this is for the men....hopefully a ladies version will follow. Pretty cool! Thanks for do...
5 years ago It' Official!
It was one of the most awesome races I ever witnessed by one of my athletes. Coach Lynn at Missou...
5 years ago It' Official!
Kaitlyn Fischer Herculaneum XC Alumni and University of Missouri XC runner.......was just officia...
5 years ago Article Comment: Class 1 District 1 Boys Preview
Congrats Coach.....proud of you guys!
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fischer and Mizzou at the SEC's
Yes it does Coach......she also got her Ferritin levels up there......and they have worked on her...
5 years ago Kaitlyn Fischer and Mizzou at the SEC's
Kaitlyn Fischer placed 6th at the South East Conference XC Meet this morning. She ran 20:30 for a...
5 years ago Article Comment: Mizzou Women’s Cross Country No. 4 in Regional Rankings
The Lady Tigers are running great right now! They Rock! Go get them at Conference Championships n...
5 years ago Article Comment: Women's Cross Country No. 4 in Regional Rankings
Mizzou Women's Cross Country Team Rocks!! Keep up the hard work Ladies! We are all proud of you!!
5 years ago Bradley Pink Classic....
On there now......Thanks!
5 years ago Bradley Pink Classic....
The results for this meet are only from the open race. Can some one please post the other results...
5 years ago Sportsmanship
Love it! Thanks for sharing Coach!
5 years ago ? of the Day: Do you like the idea of a race at Oak Hills in early November?
@CoachNT Coach that was one of the arguments ....but you are taking it out of context. The contex...
5 years ago ? of the Day: Do you like the idea of a race at Oak Hills in early November?
Dumbest idea ever......pay for play on the state corse! Here is a question ......who is making th...
5 years ago Griak Invitational
Kaitlyn Fischer ran 21:46 and was 32nd .....Mizzou's #1...... 5th freshman overall...2nd true fre...
5 years ago Hancock Course Record?
Pretty sure it is ....since they called her 18:00 from last year the course record! Pretty amazin...