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 13 years, including the last 7 as the head coach at Salt Fork. From 2017-2021, Phil’s teams have produced four consecutive conference titles, two sectional titles, a 1A State Runner-Up finish, and a 1A State Title. He has helped send athletes to the state meet in every event but the 1600, 3200, and pole vault, including All-State placers in the 200, 800, 4x100, 4x200, 110H. 300H, Shot Put, and the Discus. You can follow Coach Surprenant on Twitter @SFStormTrack or reach him at