Personal Bio

BILL RUTH (Retired) age 60

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL, Bethlehem, Pa. 1974 - 2007
CROSS COUNTRY COACH
TRACK AND FIELD COACH
SWIMMING COACH

Also retired after 3 years:
Head Cross Country Coach
Head Track & Field Coach
Estes Park High School Estes Park, Colorado

34 YEARS TEACHING HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT SUPERVISOR 1988 - 98
14 YEARS COACHING SWIMMING
24 YEARS COACHING CROSS COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD

ATHLETIC HISTORY

FREEDOM H.S. 1967-70
4X DISTRICT CHAMPION AND PIAA ALL-STATE SWIMMER
SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER 6 SWIMMING EVENTS
SCHOOL RECORD HOLDER XC AND 2 MILE ALSO JAVELIN (T &F)

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE 1970 - 74
1971 -74 N.C.A.A. 12 X ALL-AMERICAN SWIMMER
4 SCHOOL RECORDS
SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE SENIOR ATHLETE OF THE YEAR ‘74
ROBERT MUIR AWARD 1974 (SENIOR SCORING MOST POINTS IN THE CONFERENCE
N.E.I.S.A. {40 College and University Teams} CHAMPIONSHIPS OVER 4 YEARS)

PROFESSIONAL TRIATHLETE 1981 - ‘87
RANKED #4 IN THE WORLD IN ‘83 AND ‘84
RANKED TOP 10 IN THE WORLD ALL DISTANCES ‘83 - ‘87
10TH PLACE HAWAII IRONMAN TRIATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
WORLD RECORD HALF IRONMAN DISTANCE ’83 Lake Ontario International Triathlon – 4:12:00.
SPONSORED BY “MIZUNO SPORT JAPAN” ‘83 - ‘87
SAUCONY RUNNING TEAM ‘81 - ‘83
2:28 marathon PR – 9 hour Leadville Mtn. Bike race (@ age 57)
13 hour Dirty Kanza 200 Gravel Grinder ( @ age 60)

Coaching Experience

FREEDOM H.S.
BOYS AND GIRLS SWIMMING COACH 1974 - ‘81
4 STATE CHAMPIONS
8 ALL-AMERICAN SWIMMERS
5 LEAGUE AND DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TEAMS

BETHLEHEM AQUATIC CLUB’
HEAD AGE GROUP AND SENIOR TEAM SWIMMING COACH 1974 -’81
‘89 - ‘92
NAG TOP 10 SWIMMERS
JR. NATIONAL CHAMPION AND RECORD HOLDER
NCAA DIV. 1 ALL-AMERICANS
NCAA DIV 3 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
1980 and1992 OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER(s)
5 U.S. National Team Members

Triathlon

CO-DIRECTOR EAST COAST TRIATHLON TRAINING CENTER 1985-88
CO-DIRECTOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMP 1989
CO-OWNER TOTAL FITNESS UNLIMTED 1983-PRESENT (Personal Training and Consulting)
SWIM FASTER NOT HARDER SWIMMING CLINICS 1983 - to present

LIBERTY H.S.

CROSS COUNTRY COACH
1987 – 2007
BOYS RECORD 317 WINS AND 31 LOSES
GIRLS RECORD 284 WINS AND 71 LOSES
26 LEAGUE AND DISTRICT TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
8 GIRL ALL-STATE XC RUNNERS
5 BOY ALL-STATE XC RUNNERS

3X STATE CHAMPION AND ALL-AMERICAN JANELLE THOMAS
3X FOOT LOCKER FINALIST JANELLE THOMAS
4X DISTRICT CHAMPION AND 4X ALL STATE JOLEEN TOCCI
WENDY’S NATIONAL H.S. HEISMAN AWARD WINNER 2007 TREVOR VANACKEREN

TOP TEAM STATE FINISHES
GIRLS 2ND PLACE FINISH PIAA STATE MEET ‘97- 4TH PLACE ‘99 - 5th place ‘92 - 7th place ‘98
BOYS 5TH PLACE FINISH PIAA STATE MEET ‘90 & ’96


INDOOR AND OUTDOOR TRACK AND FIELD COACH 1988 - 2007
PA. STATE FINALISTS EVERY YEAR
7 INDIVIDUAL STATE CHAMPIONS ( PA STATE RECORD 3200M )
T & F NEWS ALL-AMERICANS
USA TODAY T & F ALL-AMERICANS
INDOOR NIKE NATIONALS ALL-AMERICANS
NIKE OUTDOOR ALL-AMERICANS
GOLDEN WEST FINALISTS
PENN RELAYS CHAMPIONS & MEDALISTS (TOP 3) EVERY YEAR From 1993

LIBERTY H.S.

SWIMMING COACH 1991-92, 2003 - 07
12 PA. ALL-STATE SWIMMERS
12 NISCA ALL-AMERICANS

FEATURED SPEAKER MARYLAND STATE HPER CONFERENCE 1986
FEATURED SPEAKER NATIONAL OUTDOOR EDUCATION CONFERENCE 1986
USATF coach for Elite junior women distance runners @ US Olympic Training Centers in
Colorado Spring, Co. and Chula Vista, Calf. 1993 - 96

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

TRIATHLETE MAGAZINE
BICYCLING MAGAZINE
AMERICAN TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE
THE AMERICAN RUNNING ASSOCIATION
RUNNING AND FITNESS NEWS
SUPERFIT MAGAZINE
RUNNERS WORLD MAGAZINE
AMERICAN RUNNING.ORG
ACTIVE.COM

Special Olympics

Director of Pennsylvania Winter Special Olympics Nordic Skiing Events 1983-90
Director Pa. Special Olympics Track and Field Program 2000 - 2007

2008 to 2010:

Estes Park H.S.
Head Track and Field Coach
Head Cross Country Coach

2008 XC Patriot League and 3A Region 4 Champions
Girls finished 3rd in the Colorado 2008 State Cross Country Championships
Selected Northern Colorado Girls Coach of the Year 2008
2009 XC Patriot League and 3A Region 4 Champions

2009 girls finished 2nd in 3A State Colorado Championships
Selected Northern Colorado Girls Coach of the Year 2009

2010 Girls XC Patriot League and 3A Region 4 Champions
Boys 3rd Place Patriot league Championships and 3A Region 4
Girls Finished 3rd in the Colorado 2010 State Cross Country Championships
Boys 13th in the Colorado 2010 State Cross Country Championships
Selected Northern Colorado Girls Coach of the Year 2010
Northern Colorado Girls Coach of the year 3x 2008-2010