Walsh University Alum Rob Mizicko (’94) in his fifth year as the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach, under an umbrella used by many NCAA institutions.
Mizicko earned his bachelor of science in education (K-12) in physical education from Walsh. He lettered four times in each cross country and track and field and was a five-time national qualifier. He earned his health education certification (7-12) from Malone University (’96).
Rob began his coaching career at Lake High School in 1994 and coached the Blue Streaks’ cross country and track and field programs through 1998. In 1998, he took the helm at Perry High School, where he coached through spring of this year. At Perry, he was a four-time Stark County Coach of the Year and nine-time Federal League Coach of the Year. He led his teams’ to six Stark County Championships and seven Federal League Championships.
Rob taught physical education and health education at Perry from 1998 to 2012. He was named the 2011 State (OAHPERD) Health Teacher of the Year and was selected as a Top 25 Educator nine times.
He was the founder and meet director of the Stark County Track and Field Championship Meet from 2003 to 2012 and is a former Executive Board member of the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country coaches.
Rob and his wife of twelve years, Jennifer, reside in North Canton.