Longtime Junction City High School track and field, and cross country coach, Robert ( "Bob" ) Schmoekel, has died. His passing was confirmed by a family member via social media on Thursday. He had been in Hospice care in recent days.
Shmoekel guided Junction City High School teams to multiple conference and state championships during his time at JCHS.
The running track at Al Simpler Stadium is named in honor of Schmoekel.