Genoa Central HS, Henderson State University, Lake Hamilton High School coach
High school state champion in the mile and 880 and has held the Class A mile record since 1969. Koonce set HSU records in the mile, 880 and 3-miles in 1973 and still holds the mile and 880 records of 4:08.00 and 1:51.6.
He won the AIC championship in the mile run and was NAIA finalist in the mile in 1973. Named “Duke Wells Inspirational Athlete” in 1973.
President of Arkansas Track Coaches Association in 1984-85 and 1997-2001.
Conference Coach of the Year 5 times. Has coached five cross country state team winners and 18 state runners-up.
Coached 12 conference championship track teams and 13 runners-up.
Coaching at Lake Hamilton H.S., Koonce has had 53 All State boys and 25 All State girls in track & field since 1985 and 26 All State boys and 31 All State girls in cross country. Coached 1 All American pole vaulter in 1988.
Coached two state runners-up teams in outdoor track and one state champion team in indoor track and has had one of the top teams in the state for most of his tenure at Lake Hamilton.
Active in all ATCA projects including indoor track season, All Star Cross Country Meet, winter clinic, summer clinic and All Arkansas Track team.
Instrumental in starting the Arkansas-Oklahoma All Star Cross Country meet.