Coaching Staff

Scott Monnard (smonnard@norman.k12.ok.us):  Coach Monnard begins his 22nd season at Norman High School, and will serve as both the boys and girls head cross country coach.  He is currently a teacher at Alcott Middle School, and oversees the junior high program at Alcott & Irving Middle Schools.   A graduate of NHS and four-year letterman for the Tigers, Monnard also serves as the head coach for both the boys and girls NHS track and field programs.  As a coach, he has been part of two state championship teams (2011 & 2017) and five state runner-up teams (2000, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016).  What he enjoys most about coaching is help provide an environment where kids can be successful, along with building relationships with the kids at a young age and watching them mature and becoming great representatives of the program, school, and community.  In his free time, he enjoys working in the yard, spending time at the lake, traveling, and running.  After spending seven years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Monnard earned his degree from the University of Oklahoma in Political Science.  Coach Monnard is mysteriously single with no kids.

Emily Bonner (ebonner@mac.com):  Coach Bonner is beginning her fourth season at Norman High School as an assistant for both girls and boys teams.  Coach Bonner ran for a small high school in Pennsylvania and then ran cross country and track for Haverford College in Philadelphia, PA, where she was an NCAA Div III All-American in the 1500 meters.  After college, she taught physics, biology and life science and coached cross country and track for 5 years until she took a break to build her own personal team of kids ages 6-15.  What Coach Bonner enjoys most about coaching is the opportunity to help develop these awesome scholar-athletes into strong and kind adults.  This is Coach Bonner’s dream job, and she is honored to have it!  In her minimal spare time, she likes to spend time singing and making music with her family.

Ryan Pentecost (rpentecost@norman.k12.ok.us):  Coach Pentecost is beginning his second season as an assistant coach for boys and girls cross country.  He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, with a Bachelors in Science Education and is currently the Astronomy and AP Physics teacher at NHS.  What he enjoys most about teaching and hopes to bring to coaching is the important opportunity to build relationships with the kids as well as help them excel in their running.  Coach Pentecost ran long distance track in Bartlesville and was a runner by hobby through college.  In his scare free time he likes to spend time with his wife Carrie as well as read and run.

Tanner Satterthwaite (tanners93@yahoo.com): Coach Satterthwaite is excited to re-join the Tiger cross country program as a coach after running for the program as a student athlete from 2008-2012. As a Tiger, Coach Satterthwaite won 3 individual state titles including one in cross country where he finished the 2010 regular season undefeated. Despite his success as an individual, Coach Satterthwaite enjoyed his team success far more and will tell everyone his proudest athletic honor was being named team captain of the 2011 State Championship winning team. As a coach he hopes to inspire students to reach their fullest potential both on the XC course and at life just like his coaches did for him. A Norman native, Coach Satterthwaite understands what it means to be a Tiger and is still full of Tiger pride! Coach Satterthwaite is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Oklahoma where he graduated with a Bachelor’s in Industrial and Systems Engineering last May. When he isn’t coaching, and when he is not in class, you can often find him at OK Runner where he has worked selling running shoes and offering coaching advice since graduating high school in 2012. He also enjoys exploring new places to eat with his wife Hannah.

Matt Peck:  Coach Peck will sit this season out after joining the NHS coaching staff a year ago, as he and his family will be spending a year in Japan.  Previously, he coached high school track and soccer for St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School in Virginia.  Working with his sons, Sasha and Quinn, he has also coached the McKinley running club and several recreational soccer teams in his 8 years in Norman.  He has completed six marathons and also enjoys playing soccer, hiking, camping, and reading.  As a student, he competed for Granite High School (Utah) and was their #1 runner and an All-State academic in the 300 hurdles.  At Swarthmore College he competed as a varsity cross-country harrier, middle distance runner, and hurdler.  He was proud to break into the top seven of Swarthmore’s varsity at the end of his career.  He hopes to help Tiger runners meet their goals and develop the character on the course and in the classroom.