(If you're interested in being coached post collegiately, contact me via email . On the women's side Jackie Areson's looking for training partners in Houston.)
From 2011 through to the 2012 Olympic games I coached professional athletes for Nike. While there, I was in charge of coaching steepler Lindsay Allen, Irish miler Ciaran O'Lionaird (1:48 and 3:54mi indoors), and 5k runner Jackie Areson.
I completed my Master's in Exercise Science from George Mason University in 2010.I have also dabbled in writing, as can be seen in this blog. I've written articles for Running Times magazine, Competitor magazine, New Studies in Athletics and various scientific peer reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Athletic Training & Therapy. I've been featured in articles in Runner's World, Outside magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and in the books Tread Lightly and Runner's World Guide to Minimalism and Barefoot Running.
I got started in coaching by being fortunate enough to coach a great bunch of High School runners for 4 years. In that period of time, six individuals were top 10 at the regional XC meet, and the team qualifying for the state meet on multiple occasions, with a best of finishing 2nd behind national powerhouse the woodlands, which resulted in the team being nationally ranked. In addition, Ryan Dohner advanced to the national meet and finished 12th overall. On the track, I've seen consistant improvement in each athlete. A sampling of PR's from my HS guys: 4:13, 4:14, 4:17, 4:18,4:19, 4:20, 4:25, 4:26 and 4:27 for 1600m and 8:55, 9:15, 9:22, 9:26, 9:27, 9:30, 9:33, 9:38 for 3200m. In 2010, I got to coach my first state champion in the 3200m. More importantly, most of these guys have gone on to have successful NCAA careers which I take pride in because it meant they were set up for long term development.
At the University of Houston, we've quickly established a middle distance power with athletes running 1:49.58, 1:49.62, and 1:50.20 for 800m and 3:46 for 1,500m in the first year.
1 mile- 4:01.02
10k CC- 29:50
-Ran at Rice University and University of Houston, qualifying for regionals in track twice, and nationals as an individual in Cross Country. Also nicely missed nationals by 2sec and .04sec on other occasions...
-High School Texas State Record Holder in 1600m run.
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