BCC Coaching Staff


Head Coach (Varisty)
Mackenzie Laska

Coach Laska became head coach for the boys cross country program at Tosa East in 2014. Previously, he served as the boys assistant cross country coach from 2011-2013, as an assistant track coach from 2012-2014, and as boys head track coach beginning in 2015. As a high school athlete (Wauwatosa East), Coach Laska was a state qualifier in cross country and track. As a collegiate athlete (St. Norbert College) he was a MWC All-conference cross country runner and set school records in the 3000m steeple chase and the indoor DMR. In college he was a four time Midwest Conference Champion (DMR(2010, 2011), 3k steeple(2010), indoor 5000m(2011)). Under his guidance there have been 31 athletes to earn all-conference honors, 2 individual conference champions, 3 individual state qualifiers (including a 4th place finish in 2015 and a 12th place finish in 2018), and 2 teams have qualified for the state meet with a best finish of 10th place. Tosa East has a 29-8 record in GMC competition since 2014.


Assistant Coach (Junior Varsity)
Joe Kerhin

Coach Kerhin went to Sussex-Hamilton High School where he participated in cross country, track, baseball, and basketball.  He then attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned a degree in Biochemistry.  During his time in Madison, he joined a track club and began transitioning to racing longer distances.  He has completed four marathons to date including the Chicago Marathon and the Boston Marathon, which he ran in 2017.  He has been coaching cross country since 2015 and became the head distance coach for Tosa East’s boys track team in 2017.  In the future Joe hopes to be able to some day grow a solid beard and own multiple cats.


Assistant Coach (Freshman)
Taylor McDaniel

Coach McDaniel joined the boys cross country program in 2018.  He is a social studies teacher at Tosa East high school, is an avid runner and excited for his first coaching job at the high school.

Head Coach History

2014-present – Mackenzie Laska

1998-2013 – Tom Rehberger

1996-1997 – Dan Cleary

1971-1995 – Joe Vitrano

1968-1970 – Rod Emmerich

1961-1967 – Don Gehrmann