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Jamie LaBrosse
Head Coach - 2nd Season
Alma Mater: Central Michigan University
Phone: (248) 722-9156

Jamie LaBrosse comes to Concordia from Kitchener, Ontario Canada. In High School, Coach LaBrosse ran Track and Cross Country at Cameron Heights Collegiate and Laurel Creek Track Club in Kitchener under the guidance of Gary Crossley. In his prep years, LaBrosse qualified for the Provincial and National Championships running the 4x400m, 800m, 1500m, Steeplechase and Cross Country.

After H.S. LaBrosse earned a scholarship to Central Michigan University for Track and CC and earned All-MAC honors running for the Chippewas in 94 in the Indoor 800m and 4x400m. While at CMU LaBrosse studied Special Education and earned a Bachelor’s Degree. He graduated in 1998 and started teaching and coaching at Clarkston High School. While at Clarkston, LaBrosse built a Cross Country team that won 3 consecutive State Championships (03, 04, & 05) and 1 runner-up title (02). His teams were a dominating force on the Michigan HS landscape. They were ranked in the top 10 Nationally from 02-05 and he won 3 Michigan Coach of the Year Awards. In Track, LaBrosse was an assistant coach on a State Runner-up Team and coached 2 National Champion 4xMile teams. Over the years his athletes won 7 Individual State Titles and had 17 All-State Athletes that went on to run in D1 College programs.

Currently, LaBrosse teaches at Ann Arbor Huron High School where he continues to teach Special Education. Coach LaBrosse has a son named Ethan who plays for the Michigan Alliance Soccer Team and attends Howell High School. In his spare time he enjoys running with his dog Raven and likes to travel.

To Contact Coach LaBrosse email him at jamietrack@yahoo.com

 
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James Abrams
Assistant Coach - 1st Season
Alma Mater: Concordia University Ann Arbor
James Abrams enters his first season as the assistant coach for both men’s and women’s cross country.  He is very excited to be a part of his alma mater and looks forward to developing the athletes.  James received his bachelors in Family Life Education at Concordia in 2012.  While at Concordia he set records in both cross country and track.  He currently holds the fastest 800m with a time of 1:58 in men’s outdoor track.  He is 4th all-time in cross country with a 26:29 10k which he set his sophomore year.  He accomplished a 4:06 mile just as his career was coming to an end in 2012 upon graduation.  After college he moved on to coaching men’s basketball at the high school level along with assisting in both cross country and track. 
 
In high school he was named to 1st team all-league and 1st team all-region teams in basketball, cross country, and track.  He earned MVP for 2 years in a row in all three sports as well as being the athlete of the year in Monroe county.  He was an all-state runner in both cross country and track throughout his 4 years at Monroe Jefferson.  He currently resides in Grand Blanc where he works with families and children in a low income high risk area helping them further along their education.  In his spare time he really enjoys time with his golden doodle named THEO!
 
 
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