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Award-winning coach, teacher named Westside Head Boys Track & Field Coach

Posted May 27, 2020


Award-winning coach, teacher named Westside Head Boys Track & Field Coach


Justin Haberman, award-winning coach and teacher at Westside High School, has been named Head Boys Track Coach for the Westside Warriors.

Haberman, who earned degrees from both Dana College and Doane University, started teaching with Westside Community Schools in 2004. Since 2007, Haberman has been at Westside High School teaching physical education and healthy living, and he is also the sponsor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Over the last 18 years, Haberman has been part of coaching staffs with the Westside Track program, the Westside Varsity Football program, the Westside Wrestling program, and various youth teams in the Blair area. In 2019, Haberman was named Schrager Outstanding Assistant Coach of the Year for Westside Community Schools.

“Being a head coach has always been a goal of mine and I’m looking forward to working with the athletes and coaches,” said Haberman. “My immediate plan is to help develop the student-athletes be the best they can be and to incorporate a mission statement and values that will help them in life, as well as in the track program. I am already inheriting a very talented group of athletes.I want to continue to grow the program and lead the track athletes in meeting their goals.”

Haberman takes over for Coach Tobin Ehlers, retiring after 22 years with Westside Community Schools.

“Justin brings a great amount of coaching experience to the track program,” said Westside Athletic Director Tom Kerkman. “His coaching experiences have prepared him to take over the track program. I am excited to see our track team continue to grow and see our students develop on and off the track under his leadership.”  


A photo of Coach Justin Haberman is attached for use on air, in print and online. Haberman is also available for interviews upon request. Please contact Director of Communications & Engagement Brandi Paul at


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