Boys' Outdoor Track & Field

Derek Stank, Head Coach

Derek Stank comes to Bedford High School where he will teach Wellness and work as an Assistant Football coach and as Varsity Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field coach. Having a solid background in those sports as a high school athlete, Derek continued at the University of New Hampshire where in 2006, as a defensive end, he served as Team Captain. In track & Field his concentration was on the shot put, discus, and javelin.

Emily Blahnik, Assistant

Emily Blahnik currently teaches at Memorial School in Bedford coaches Girls Cross-Country and Girls Winter Track and will coach Girls Spring Track & Field at Bedford High School.  As an athlete in high school, Emily participated in the majority of track and field events with an emphasis on distance racing. She continues to enjoy running and occasionally competes in road racing.


Girls' Outdoor Track & Field

Noah Pion, Head Coach

Noah Pion attended the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Pedagogy with an emphasis in Physical Education. Noah will work at Bedford High School in the Special Education Department. Noah was a three-sport athlete in high school excelling in football, track & field, and basketball. He will be working as an assistant coach in Football, indoor track and outdoor track.

Stephanie Burnham, Assistant

Stephanie is a Humanities teacher at Bedford High School and a runner of twenty years.  She ran Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track at the University of New Hampshire and has continued to compete with the local track club since graduating in 2003.

Stephanie is entering her ninth year as an English teacher.  Prior to coming to Bedford High School, she taught at Manchester Central High School where she worked as an assistant and volunteer for the distance teams for several seasons.