Coaching Staff

Dustin Franckey - High School Boys and Girls Cross Country

Coach Franckey graduated from Eureka High School in 2000. Attended Greenville College and Midstate College. Worked in the wireless telephony industry for 10 years before starting his career as Paxton Buckley Loda's Technology Coordinator in 2014. 

During his time at Eureka High School Coach Franckey competed in Cross Country and Track. He continued his running career at Greenville College where he met his best friend/wife of 13 years.

Coach Franckey's 3 kids enjoy their involvement in the Cross Country family here at PBL. His oldest son is a 2-year member of the Junior High Cross Country team. His oldest daughter is an active member of the summer running club. Staying with the running theme, the newest addition to the Franckey family was named after Mo Farah. 

Rob Pacey - Junior High Boys and Girls Cross Country        217-493-6692 (cell)        217-379-3314 (office)


Coach Pacey graduated from PBL High School in 2004, the University of Illinois in 2008 (B.A., History) and Northern Illinois University in 2014 (M.S., Instructional Technology).  He currently works in the technology, social studies and driver's education departments for PBL. 
He ran on the PBL cross country and track and field teams in junior high and high school.

Mr. Pacey is also a member of many community organizations in Paxton, including the city council, historical society, Chamber of Commerce and the United Methodist Church.  He enjoys spending time with family, running, sports, gardening, books, movies, and board games in his spare time.

Coaching Experience

Cross Country
  • Head Coach, PBL Junior High, 2016 - Present
  • Volunteer Assistant, PBL High School, 2012 - Present
  • Volunteer Assistant, PBL Junior High, 2008-2015
Track and Field
  • Volunteer Assistant, PBL High School Boys Track and Field, 2013 - Present
  • Head Coach, PBL Junior High Boys Track and Field, 2012-2013
Coaching Education

USA Track and Field
  • Level 1 Coaching Certification (2006 and 2010)
  • Level 2 Youth Development (2011)
  • Level 2 Endurance (2012)
  • Level 2 Sprints/Hurdles/Relays (2013)
U.S. Track and Cross Country Coaches Association
  • Track and Field Technical Certification (2011)
  • Jumps Specialist (2013) 
  • Throws Specialist (2014)
  • Strength and Conditioning Certification (2016)
Reflexive Performance Reset
  • Level 1 Certification
Illinois High School Association
  • Recognized Track and Field Official (2005 - Present)