Janine Tessarzik Kuestner - Assistant Coach
Phone: (330) 490-7562
Janine Tessarzik Kuestner is in her first season as an assistant track and field coach at Walsh. Janine will work with the Cavs’ throwers.
Kuestner earned her bachelor of science in chemistry from the University of Tennessee in 2003 and her master’s in secondary science education (chemistry) from The City College of New York in 2011.
While at Tennessee, Janine set the school record in the hammer throw (since broken), and placed third in the discus at the 2003 SEC Championships.
While she was earning her master’s, she coached CUNYAC (City University of New York Athletic Conference) champions in women's shot put, discus, hammer, javelin, and men's hammer. She also attended Ashland University for one year and placed third in the discus at the NCAA ll Championships and scored fifth at the GLIAC Championships in the indoor shot and outdoor discus. She was the recipient of the Eagle Award from Ashland.
She also has extensive coaching experience, having coached The City College of NY (2011) and at the Knoxville Track Club (2001-02, ‘04). Kuestner also taught science at Marie Curie High School in the Bronx, New York.
Janine and her husband Philip reside in North Canton. She is a member of the adjunct faculty in the division of math and science.