Coaching Staff

Dustin Franckey - High School Boys and Girls Cross Country, High School Boys Track and Field

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 14 years.

Coach Franckey's 3 kids enjoy their involvement in the Cross Country family here at PBL. His oldest son is a 3-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, Junior High Girls Track and Field


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 has been coaching and officiating junior high and high school cross country and track and field since 2008.

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.