Key West Track & Field Club is committed to providing a safe environment for all youth and adults involved.  The centerpiece of the process is a comprehensive Safe Sport Handbook which focuses on only the highest ethical and honorable standards.  All coaches are required to complete the United States Olympic Committee’s SafeSport course and pass a USATF background screen.


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Steve Hanes


Steve Hanes began pole vaulting at age 7. He established new National AAU Jr. Olympic records and won the National Championships at age 13 and age 15. At Ottawa High School (Kansas) he won 3 State Outdoor Championships and 2 State Indoor Championships and established a new Class AAA State record at the time. Steve still holds the Ottawa High School record in the pole vault at 15’. After 35+ years of retirement from track and field, Steve began competing at the Master’s level and is nationally and internationally ranked in the pole vault, 100m, and 200m. (see Steve worked with a number of non-profit organizations in Austin, Texas for over a decade including serving on the Executive Board of the Wine and Food Foundation of Texas. Since 2014 Steve has been a volunteer coach at Key West High School.  Steve is listed on the USATF’s Coach’s Registry.