Jeff Becker is entering his second year with the Butler
Community College cross country/track and field program. Along with
his coaching duties, Becker also teaches classes in the physical
education department at Butler.
Becker received his education from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kan. He received a Bachelor’s degree in physical education (1999) and a Master’s degree in exercise science (2001). Becker is also a USATF Level 1 certified coach.
Becker started his coaching career as a student assistant coach at FHSU while working on his Master’s degree. After graduating he took an assistant coaching job at Highland Community College (KS) for one year. After his year at HCC he took the head coaching job at Colby Community College (KS), a position he held for five years. Becker most recent position was at New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, NM. While at NMJC, Becker worked primarily with the middle and long distance runners.
During his coaching years, Becker has coached 90 NJCAA All-Americans including 17 national champions. Becker also coached the current NJCAA meet record holder in the women’s 10000m run (Betty Rotich, Colby CC, 2007), and three NJCAA Indoor Female Runners of the Year (Betty Rotich at Colby in 2007 and Caroline Jepleting at Mew Mexico JC in 2009 and 2010). Becker was also named the 2009 NJCAA Women’s Indoor Track and Field Assistant Coach of the Year. Along with the individual success, Becker’s teams also achieved success. In 2010 NMJC was the women’s indoor track and field national champions.