Congratulations to Coach Levi LeFevre! He has been selected as the 2021 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Boys Track and Field Coach of the Year. Selection is based on coaching performance, lifetime community involvement, school involvement and philosophy of coaching.
He does a great job with the KHS student-athletes in track and cross-country.
LeFevre started his own track career at Bryce Valley High School in Tropic, Utah. He was a standout, multi-sport athlete in baseball, basketball, cross country and track, but it was on the course and track that he really excelled. His 1A State record in the 3200 meters still stands today. After high school, he was recruited by legendary Coach Chick Hislop at Weber State University. He had a great collegiate career where he was a member of the NCAA Division I, Cross Country and Track & Field teams.
After college, he brought his talents and knowledge to Kanab High School, where he became the head cross country coach in 2015 and the head men’s track & field coach in 2017. In 2021, under the direction of Coach LeFevre, the KHS Cowboys won their third track & field state title. The school had won a men’s state title in the 1A division back in 1982 and 83, but this title was the first for the school in the 2A division.
Coach LeFevre is not only an outstanding coach, but he also volunteers countless hours at Kanab High with his athletic training knowledge and expertise. As a certified athletic trainer, he works with teams and constantly encourages athletes to take care of themselves. It’s not about winning with Coach LeFevre, while he’s proven to be great at that, it’s about personal growth. It’s about teaching students to compete with themselves and improving on their own personal bests. It’s about learning to communicate and to work as a team. It’s about knowing that physical and mental health are as important as finish times and medals won.
Coach LeFevre said, “I am humbled and grateful to be the recipient of this award, but would also like to attribute the success I’ve had as a coach to those who I coach with. By surrounding myself with fellow coaches who share the same coaching philosophy, attitude and dedication, we’ve been able to earn and accomplish great things in this program.”