Coaching Staff

Dustin Franckey - High School Boys and Girls Cross Country

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 department for PBL after teaching junior high social studies for seven years. 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)
Illinois High School Association
  • Recognized Track and Field Official (2005 - Present)