CLINTON High School                          COACHING STAFF



Head Coach Randy Anderson: 

 Coach Anderson got hooked on track while competing for Lexington High School in the early 1970s. He ran 10.1 in the 100 yard dash, which converts to 11.00 for the 100 meter.
That record stood for 23 years. He helped set the still-standing school record in the 400 relay (44.5) and the 800 relay (1:32.1) in 1973, the year Lexington swept those events
in the Pantagraph Honor Roll Meet.

Coach Anderson started coaching the Clinton Girls Jr High team in 1999. That year the 8th grade 4/200 relay won the class AA state title and set the Clinton Jr. High school record. Coach Anderson has been working with the Girls sprint program at Clinton High School the past several years. His Coaching style comes from a great blend of mentors from Lexington Jr High Coach Ron Roher to High School Coaches Steve Cors and Don Carlson to College Coaches at IWU Marchan Adkins, Chris Schumacher and Greg Huffaker, and Nate Henry from Bloomington Sport Enhancement Center. He will always be thankful all for the support he has gotten. During his career has produced 9 State Medalists, 30 State Qualifiers, and 24 School Records in IESA and IHSA competitions.

Coach Anderson is an avid business supporter of the Clinton Athletics program. He and his wife Ann are the owners of Anderson Ford in Clinton. They have two daughters; Rachel (a former CHS Track standout, Illinois Wesleyan 16X NCCA All America and a 7X NCCA National Champion) and Rebecca a junior at CHS running track as well on the 4x100, 4x200 and 4x400 record breaking relay teams.

Coach Anderson is certified by the American Sport Education Program and USA Track and Field (Level 1).

You may reach Coach Anderson via email at on his cell at 309-838-4125 or work at 217-935-3106.

Asst. Coach Leann Sosamon: 

Coach Sosamon has been a part of the Clinton track staff since 2009. A Clinton graduate, Leann was part of the school record holding girls 800 medley relay that still stands at CHS. Coach Sosamon ran track at Greenville College for 4 years, excelling in sprints and jumps. Leann, husband Ryan, and son Russell and new baby daughter Winnie and make their home in Clinton.

Asst. Coach Rachel Lyons: 

Coach Lyons is going into her third year on the Clinton Girls coaching staff. She is an alumnus from Clinton (class of 2004) and currently holds the indoor & outdoor 200m dash school record, as well as the outdoor 400m dash & 800 medley relay record. After graduating from Clinton, Rachel went on to run at Illinois Wesleyan University where she was a 7-time NCAA Division III National Champion and a 16-time All-American. IWU also won the team indoor & outdoor NCAA National Championship in 2008. She currently holds the indoor 400m dash, outdoor 200m & 400m dash records at IWU. She is so thankful to have the opportunity to coach and will be focusing on assisting with sprints, sprint relays, and hurdles. Rachel is a pharmacist at Advocate BroMenn in Normal and resides with her husband, Gage (a fellow CHS alumnus), and son, Benjamin, in Clinton.

You may reach Rachel by email at

Asst. Coach Ken Lovett:

 Ken has been coaching for over 30 years. A former gymnast, Ken competed through high school and was on the men's competitive team at Illinois State University. After graduating, Ken was assistant coach for the ISU women's gymnastics team and head coach at Gymnastics Etc. in Normal. Starting 1990, Ken served as assistant coach at Midstate Gymnastics in Springfield until 2007. Through his experiences of competing and coaching gymnastics, Ken has gained a vast knowledge of biomechanics, body movement, strength training and competitive readiness. In 2009, Ken's daughter Sadie, began pole vaulting. The biomechanics of pole vaulting being very similar to that of gymnastics, Ken began learning the proper techniques for competitive pole vaulting. Ken now focuses his coaching experience on competitive pole vaulting, working with some of the best pole vaulting coaches in the nation as a volunteer assistant coach at the Flying Dragons Pole Vault Club in Bloomington and bringing that experience to Clinton where he hopes to help as many athletes learn and enjoy the exciting sport of pole vaulting.

Asst. Coach Drew Holl:

Coach Holl has returned to Clinton after recently graduating from Illinois State University. Drew, known for his high jumping talent at the collegiate and high school level, was a member of the Redbird track team during his years in Bloomington-Normal. He will be assisting the girls track and field program in High Jump and Long Jump. Drew holds Clinton school records in both the long jump and high jump. He is the son of CHS teachers Tim and Diana Holl. This will be Drew's 2nd season working with the girls track & field team.