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Level 1 School

March 21-23, 2014
Oral Roberts University - Tulsa, Oklahoma


Shawn Venable

Registration Information

$150.00 - Pre-registration (received by March 7, 2014)
$200.00 - Late Registration (received after March 7, 2014 or on-site)
$75 - Alumni pricing for those who have already taken and successfully completed the Level 1 Course. Please contact to verify alumni status and register for the course.

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Refund policy: Only 1/2 of the registration fee ($75.00) will be refunded after the registration deadline, and no refund will be given after the start date.


Oral Roberts University
7777 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74171

The course will be instructed in the lecture room inside the ORU Aerobic Center.


Crown Plaza Tulsa-Southern Hills
7902 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74136
$89 + tax

Days Inn-Tulsa South
8888 S. Lewis Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74137
$54 + tax

Ask for the USATF rate when contacting the hotel.


  • Shawn Venable is in his second year at Oral Roberts University where he is in charge of the field events. Last season Venable coached Morrie Turner to 2nd team All-American honors in the long jump with his leap of 25’0 and Tim Jones to a national qualifying mark in the triple jump (49’11). Prior to his arrival at ORU, Venable served five years as the head coach at Bacone College. During Venable's tenure, Bacone won two Red River Conference Titles (2009 and 2012), and finished as the RRAC runners-up twice. The program produced 17 NAIA All-Americans, three NAIA Academic All-Americans, 65 NAIA national qualifiers, 15 RRAC Individual Champions, 103 RRAC All-Conference and 47 RRAC Academic All-Conference honors. Additionally, Venable twice received the Red-River Conference Men's Coach of the Year Award (2009 and 2012). During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Bacone had a national qualifier in almost every sprint and jumping event including All-American honors or school records in the 100m (10.37), 200m (21.28), 400m (47.98), 4x400m relay (3:11), long jump (24’8½), triple jump (51’4) and high jump (6’9). Venable has his USATF Level 3 and IAAF Level 5 Coaching Education certifications (the highest attainable) in the jumping events and is completing the requirements for the same certifications in the sprints, hurdles relays events. Additionally, Venable has a USATF Level 2 certification in the throwing events. He also has the USTFCCCA Academy Specialist Certifications in the jumping events as well as the sprints, hurdles, relays. Shawn and his wife, Ashley, have two sons, Keegan and Kolton.
  • Joel Pearson enters his first year as Head Cross Country and Assistant Track & Field coach at Kennesaw State University. Joel is completing the requirements to receive his USATF Level 3/ IAAF Level 5 coaching certification in the Endurance events. Additionally, he has his USATF Level 2 in Combined Events and the Jumps. He also holds an Endurance Certification from the USATFCCA. Prior to Kennesaw State, Pearson worked as the Head XC and Asst T&F coach at North Carolina A&T State University where his athletes re-wrote the record books with 8 school records and recorded 40 all-time top 10 marks. Before leading the Aggies, Pearson did coaching stents at the University of Iowa and Whatcom CC. As a private coach and founder of Harrier Track Club, an Olympic development program, Pearson has trained three National Junior qualifiers and an American Jr. record holder. Among those are Canadian Olympic Trials qualifier (3k St), a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier (10k), a Canadian Track and Field National qualifier (1,500m/5k), a World Junior qualifier (Mtn), and three USA Junior National qualifiers (3k, 5k, 10k). He also coached 24 National Junior Olympic qualifiers in cross country. The list of record holders he has coached includes an American Junior record in the 50k and an El Salvador National Junior record in the 800 meters. He is currently finishing his master’s degree in sports science from the United States Sports Academy.


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