Phil Surprenant

About Phil Surprenant

Phil Surprenant is the head track and field coach at Salt Fork High School in Catlin, Illinois, where he lives with his wife and three kids. Phil has been a track coach for 14 years, including the last 8 as the head coach at Salt Fork. Since 2016, Phil’s teams have produced four conference titles, two sectional titles, a 1A State Runner-up finish in 2021, and two 1A State Titles in 2019 and 2022. He has helped send athletes to the State Meet in every event but the 1600, 3200, and pole vault, including 20 All-State performances in the 200, 800, 4x100, 4x200, 110H, 300H, triple jump, shot put, and the discus since 2018. You can follow Coach Surprenant on Twitter @SFStormTrack or reach him at