Q&A with assistant coach Steve Bartlow

Bonner Springs has welcomed Steve Bartlow to the Braves’ high school track program as a sprints assistant coach.

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Naya Jones

Flashing a smile, assistant coach Steve Bartlow sports a makeshift name tag which he created to help the athletes memorize his name.

Naya Jones, Features Writer

What drew you to Bonner Springs High School?

I was looking through their website and saw an opening. I like track and used to coach, so I figured I’d apply, and I got the job.

 What events have you coached?

While I was the head girls’ coach at Wyandotte [High School], I mainly worked with the sprints, relays and hurdlers. 

When it comes to Bonner’s team, what are you planning to bring to the table this year?

 I’m going to work on the little things… Teach the tricks of the trade.

Did you always want to coach sports?

Well, when I got into teaching, it was an easy move because I love sports and teaching allows you the opportunity to coach.

How long did you teach?

[I’ve taught] in total, 31 years, but six at Wyandotte.

How long have you coached?

I coached girls track for six years, boys basketball for 18 and boys and girls cross country for five.

Have you played any sports?

Yes, in high school, I played football, basketball, track, cross country and baseball at various times in my career.

Which high school did you attend?

I went to Silver Lake High School.

Outside of sports, what are your hobbies?

I like to waterski and work on cars.

What’s a random fact you’d like to share about yourself?

I’m married and have three kids.