Track: Hamilton to coach Elk girls track

Elk River football coach Steve Hamilton added a second head coaching position this past week. He will take over the girls track team.

“I was a head track coach (in Michigan) before I was a head football coach,” said Hamilton, who was a hurdler in high school.

Hamilton says he coaching track because of the wide variety of events going on and “kids getting their personal bests all over the place.”

The coach acknowledged he takes over a strong program from Russ Gnan, who stepped down after 18 seasons.

“Let’s hope we can keep that going,” he said.