GVSU Track & Field

Grand Valley State Track & Field Camps

Coaching Staff

Lou Andreadis
Associate Head Coach - Pole Vault

Lou Andreadis is in his 14th season at Grand Valley as associate head coach for track and field and in his 19th season with the program entering the 2019-20 academic year. Andreadis' experience is a valuable resource to the Laker program and will also reunite Andreadis with head coach Jerry Baltes as they coached together at Butler University in Indiana.

Lou's main responsibilities are to work with the Laker pole vaulters and handle all multi-event scheduling for the combined events.

At Grand Valley State, Andreadis has developed a solid vault program which has seen 66 All-American honors and seven NCAA Division II National Champion pole vault performances in eleven years and set both men's and women's school records. His vaulters average a fifteen inch improvement over the last seven years. Three vaulters have seen over three feet added to their high school PR's. Under Lou's coaching, Bryant Wilson went from a 14'6" high school vaulter to clearing 18'0.5" (5.50m) in 2009 and competing at the USATF National Championship. The same year Dianna Noonan, a 12'0" high school vaulter, cleared 13'9.25" (4.20m) and also qualified for the USATF Championship.

Andreadis was named the 2012 USTFCCCA Women's Assistant Coach of the Year after Kristen Hixson won both the indoor and outdoor pole vault national championship and Jocelyn Kuksa finished second (outdoor) and third (indoor) at the NCAA Division II National Championships.

Andreadis has coached three pole vaulters to seven total NCAA Division II National Championship performances. Bryant Wilson won the indoor and outdoor event in both 2007 and 2008, while Kristen Hixson won both the indoor and outdoor events in 2012, and Jaime Roberts won the indoor event in 2016.

Coach Lou has also put together one of the largest pole selections in the entire country. Over $50,000 has been spent in poles alone to fill out complete series of poles from 12'6-16'1. He also helped design the lay-out for the two raised runways used at GVSU's indoor facility.

Andreadis graduated from Butler in 1996 with a degree in Secondary Education. Lou stayed at Butler and worked for four years as assistant coach for track and field and football as well as a part-time teacher at an Indianapolis grade school, IHM. In 2001 he was the head girls track and assistant football coach at his alma mater, Anderson High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Steve Jones
Assistant Coach - Jumps

Steve Jones is in his 10th year as the jumps coach at Grand Valley State University. Before GVSU, he spent three seasons at Minnesota State University-Mankato where he worked with jumpers, multi-event athletes, throwers, and sprinters. While at MSU, Jones' athletes set several school records in addition to winning eight All-American accolades. Jones assisted in coaching the 2007 USATF US National High Jump Champion Jim Dilling (2.30m), who also won four Division II National high jump competitions.

In his time at GVSU, Jones has tutored nine NCAA Division II All-Americans and has had 34 student-athletes qualify for the NCAA Division II Championships in both indoor and outdoor competition. Three school records have also been set with Jones as the coach.

At Minnesota State, Jones coached two NCAA Division II champions, seven All-Americans and 13 NCAA qualifiers.

At Minnesota State University, Jones' other duties included teaching in the human performance department, meet administration, monitoring the academic success of student-athletes, as well as assisting in hosting the 2008 NCAA Division II Indoor Track and Field Championships. In his time there, Jones also received his masters degree in sport administration.

Jones graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003 with a degree in consumer science. A two-time captain and NCAA Division I national participant in the high jump, Jones worked for Athletes in Action upon his graduation. Part of his time was spent in Spain where he volunteer coached for two track teams and participated in mission work. When stateside, Jones coached high school track in Wisconsin working with the jumpers, sprinters, and vaulters.

Aaron Watson
Assistant Coach - Distance

Aaron Watson is in his sixth season at Grand Valley State as an Assistant Track & Field and Assistant Cross Country Coach in charge of Distance Events.

Comes to Grand Valley State after one year as the Assistant Coach of Cross Country/Track & Field at Temple University, where he organized all aspects of the student-athlete development, including the creation of training plans, supervision of workouts, . Watson also helped five Temple runners set school records for both the men’s and women’s cross country and track & field teams.

Prior to coaching for Temple, Watson was a volunteer assistant coach for the Grand Valley State cross country and track & field programs from 2010-2013. As a volunteer assistant, Watson was in charge of supervising practices and team travel to competitions, administered and recorded workouts, and created programs for athletes returning from injury. In addition, Watson assisted with on-campus recruiting and worked in all areas of event management.

Watson graduated from Grand Valley State in 2012 with a degree in Sports Management.

Watson is a USA Track & Field Level Certified coach.

Reynaldo Radlin
Assistant Coach - Sprints & Hurdles

Reynaldo Radlin is in his second year as the sprints and hurdles coach at Grand Valley State.

Radlin began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Troy from 2015-17, before being promoted to an assistant coach for the sprints, hurdles and jump athletes for the 2017-18 season. In his first two seasons with the Trojans, Radlin assisted in coaching nine individuals and one relay team that earned All Sun-Belt honors, along with five more NCAA East Prelim qualifiers.

In 2018, Radlin had eight more athletes capture All Sun-Belt accolades along with two conference championships by the men’s 4x100m relay team and the men’s 400m dash champion, before sending three more Individuals and one relay team to the NCAA East Prelims.

In addition, Radlin has also coached two different Troy athletes that competed at the USA Junior Championships in 2017 and 2018.

Prior to Troy, Radlin served as the assistant track & field coach at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Ariz., where he coached three athletes that qualified for the Arizona Division I State Meet and helped the boys and girls team finish as the district runner-ups at the Paradise Valley District Championships during the 2014-15 season. Radlin also served as a sports performance coach at Redline Athletics in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Laker coach brings four years of collegiate experience with him as well, having competed at the University of North Carolina, where he was a two-time ACC Champion in the 400m hurdles (2011) and the 4x400m relay (2013), a four-time NCAA East Regional qualifier and a NCAA qualifier in the 4x400m relay in 2012. He was also a six-time All-ACC athlete and served as a captain for two years.

Radlin graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise and Sports Science from UNC, and earned his Master's degree in sport and fitness management from Troy.

Matt Conly
Assistant Coach - Throws

Matt Conly is in his first season at Grand Valley as an assistant coach for throwing.

Conly joins the Lakers coaching staff from California State University Northridge where he coached two NCAA qualifiers and one All-American.  Additionally, Conly helped five throwers set school records and four earn Big West Conference Championships, including one Big West Conference record.

Prior to Cal State Northridge, Conly spent two seasons at the University of Minnesota where he coached one NCAA outdoor qualifier, two indoor qualifiers and a fourth place finisher at the USATF Junior Championships.

Conly has also held coaching stints at Bowling Green State and West Virginia as the women's assistant coach for throwing. 

A Ball State graduate and member of the track and field team, Conly is fifth all-time on the Ball State record list for his performances in the javelin throw.  He is also a two-time letter winner and the Ball State freshman record holder.