Lake Mills hires new girls’ track and field coach

Published 11:12 pm Friday, May 25, 2018

Lake Mills High School has hired Skyler Ahrens to serve as the head girls’ track and field coach and to teach in the physical education department, according to a press release.

Ahrens comes to Lake Mills from the Waterloo Community School District in Waterloo, Iowa. Within the Waterloo school district, Ahrens spent the past four years at Waterloo East High School, where he was a physical education, strength and conditioning, and health teacher. During his time at East, he was also an assistant football coach, assistant boys’ track coach and assistant baseball coach.

While coaching at East, Ahrens coached a number of All-Conference athletes, state track and field qualifiers and a state champion high jumper during the 2018 season.

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Other past coaching responsibilities have included stints as an assistant football coach at Denver High School in Denver, Iowa, and as a volunteer assistant track coach at Waterloo West High School.

Before coming to East, he spent three years as a PE teacher at Kingsley Elementary, which is also in the Waterloo School District.

Prior to starting his teaching career, Ahrens received his bachelor’s degree from Wartburg College in physical education with endorsements in health education and athletic coaching. At Wartburg, Ahrens was a member of the Wartburg track and field team, where he earned multiple All-IIAC honors and was an NCAA national qualifier as part of the 4×100 relay team.

Ahrens recently received his master’s in coaching and athletic administration from Concordia University-Irvine.

Ahrens and his wife, Tiffany, have one daughter, Haizlee.