Unified Track & Field
Unified Track & Field is a collaborative effort between the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Indiana. It was developed as a means of providing a quality experience of sports training and competition in an inclusive environment that allows friendships to form. Unified Track & Field exemplifies the best of sport and spirit and it allows students with and without intellectual disabilities to collectively represent Lawrence North High School in an IHSAA sanctioned activity.
Head Coach Matt Deinlein
Coach Deinlein graduated from Ball State University with his undergrad in 2013 and his masters in 2020. He has coached Unified Track since the inception of the program in 2014 as assistant coach to it’s founder at LN, Corey McGarrell. Deinlein took over as head coach in 2015. Assistant Coaches Spenser Taylor and Stephanie Deinlein have helped the program since the 2016.
During the 2019 school year LN’s Unified Track Team advanced to Sectionals and has since scored well in Regionals, just missing a State Finals berth.
Coach Deinlein is in his 10th year as an educator and teaches within the Department of Exceptional Learners. He was recognized as the 2022 LN Teacher of the Year.
Matt enjoys getting out into nature as often as he can and spending time with his wife Stephanie and dog Mia. He also enjoys getting up to Coldwater Lake for fishing, waterskiing, and tubing as often as he can.