Coaches

Head Coach Aaron Berndt - Hurdles/Sprints

Head Coach Aaron Berndt - Hurdles/Sprints

Coach Berndt has been coaching at Wayzata since the spring of 2003. He will begin his 17th year as the head Wayzata Boys Track & Field coach in 2022. During this time, the Wayzata boys teams have produced 18 event MN State Champions (7 relays with 40 different members competing and 11 individual champions), 231 Minnesota All-State athletes (157 in relays 76 in individual events), 149 All-Conference athletes and 219 MN Academic All-State student-athletes. As a team, his teams have won ten MN State Team Championships, the 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 State True Team State Championship and the 2018,  2016, 2015 and 2012 Minnesota High School League State Team Championship. In addition, three MN State Meet runner up (2014, 2011, 2009) and three State True Team runner up (2021, 2019, 2012) also four third place MN State Meet finishes (2019, 2017, 2013, 2010). The Trojans have claimed seven Conference Team Championships (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2021). Coach Berndt is a USATF Level-1 Certified Track & Field coach. He has been selected as the MN Section 6AA Coach of the Year five times (2009, 2013, 2014, 2018, 2021) and was named the MN State Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2014 and the USATFCCCA (USA T&F Coaches Association) MN Track & Field Coach of the year in 2018, 2016 and 2015. He was the National High School Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2016 and USA T&F Coaches Association (USATFCCCA) National Coach of the Year in 2015. He currently serves as the President of the MN T&F Coaches Association and former chair of the MN True Team Committee. Coach Berndt teaches AP European History, World History, and U.S. Military History in the high school (Room C-418). Prior to Wayzata, Coach Berndt ran both Cross Country and Track for the University of North Dakota and was a NCAA All-American in the 800m. He ran for Grand Forks Red River High School, claiming three ND State titles (400m, 4X400, 4X800). He is married Katie, 2x NCAA all America in the mile and 4x NCAA XC national qualifier) with two kids in Wayzata Public Schools. He can be reached at Aaron.Berndt@wayzataschools.org.