Former Covington Catholic coach and athletic director Jack Kaelin will be inducted into the KY-USATF/KTCCCA Officials Hall of Fame today. His induction will take place tonight at the KHSAA headquarters in Lexington.
Over his 50 years of service at Cov Cath, Coach Kaelin was a tireless organizer and promoter of many high school events across numerous sports. Many athletes, fellow coaches, officials and schools over the years have benefitted from his work behind the scenes.
I remember Jack organizing the first Northern Kentucky Track and Field Officials Association in the late 1970s from a group of fellow coaches, administrators, former athletes and friends of the running community.
Mr. Kaelin, in addition to many awards received as a teacher, has also been inducted to the:
Covington Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame
Newport Central Catholic Athletic Hall of Fame
Northern Kentucky Coaches Hall of Fame
KTCCCA Coaches Hall of Fame
Tonight's combined KTCCCA/USATF awards ceremony will honor 2017s top athletes, coaches and contributors.
KTCCCA and USATF-KY 217 Award Winners
Congratulations Coach Kaelin!
In the first photo, Coach Kaelin receiving his previous KTCCCA Hall of Fame Coaches Award.
In the second, Jack is giving encouragement to the Colonels, prior to a late '70s Covington Catholic Cross Country Invitational at Thomas More College.