Our Coaching Staff

Drake and MVTC jav at USATF
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Head Coaches:


Joey Woody:

  • Current Director/Head Coach of Men's & Women's Track & Field at the University of Iowa.
  • Founder and coach of Iowa Speed Track & Field Club.
  • Passion for training athletes to love the sport of track and field and being their best.
  • Former Division 1 athlete at the University of Northern Iowa specializing in the 400m hurdles, 800m and relays.  Earned Numerous All-American Honors and is a Division 1 National Champion in the 400m hurdles.
  • 2003 World Champion in the 4x400m relay and Silver Medalist in the 400m hurdles, World Championships, Paris, France.  Former World Record Holder in the 4x800m plus numerous other honors and placings around the world.
  • Father of Iowa Speed Athletes Drake and Isabelle

Heather Woody:

  • Current Chief of Motivation and Track Coach for Iowa Speed Track & Field.
  • 2017 National Youth Sports Coach of the Year - Positive Coaching Alliance & AAU
  • Passion for bringing out the best in others on and off the track.
  • Former Division III Indoor and Outdoor All-American in the 4x400m for Simpson College and Division 1 athlete at the University of Northern Iowa.  Held the role of Team Captain and earned MVC Honors in the 400m, 600m and relays.
  • President and Professional Business Coach for Heather Woody Unlimited, Inc.
  • Mother of Iowa Speed Athletes Drake and Isabelle.

Nate Canton:

  • Current Distance Track & Field Coach for Iowa Speed Track & Field
  • Current Head Track & Field Coach for Iowa Speed Cross Country
  • Former Cross Country and Track & Field Athlete for Luther College.  Served as Team Captain.  Earned IAAC All-Conference Honor 6 times.  Raced the 3000m as his primary event
  • Currently competes in numerous marathons and half-marathons around the country.
  • Enjoys working with young runners who are eager to learn more about the sport and have the desire to improve their skills
  • Father of Iowa Speed Athletes Bryson, Bridget, Briggs and Brokk
  • Coach with Iowa Speed for 4 seasons

Assistant Coaches:


Dan Rolling:

  • Former Track & Field athlete at the University of Iowa
  • Decathlete
  • Coach with Iowa Speed for 3 Seasons
  • Professional Photographer

Tyler Asbe:

  • Former successful high school Track & Field athlete
  • Specializes in speed and middle distance
  • Coach with Iowa Speed for one season

Tami Skriver:

Assistant Cross Country Coach at Cedar Rapids Prairie High School

Mother to Kirsten Skriver who is competing for Drake University and Zoey Skriver who is an Iowa Speed Athlete and awesome gymnast.


Mike Boykin:

Volunteer Assistant Coach at the University of Iowa

Current Iowa Speed Coach for High School Athletes

Studying at the U of Iowa for Physical Therapy

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Aaron Mallett:

Former University of Iowa Hurdle Star

Multiple Big 10 Titles, All-Big 10, National All-American

Competing on the Professional Track & Field Scene in the 110 Hurdler

2020 Olympic Hopeful

Current Iowa Speed Coach for High School Athletes

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2019 Junior Coaching Staff:

Drake Woody, Isabelle Woody, Alex McKane, Nick Gerard, Gabbi Bullard, Quinn Schmidt, Raina Pfiefer, Dominic, Brityn Gryp, MaKinley Levin.