Olympic Development Coaching

I coach a select group of post collegiate/professional runners who commit to do the training to take them to the next level.  My goal is to help people reach their potential and elevate the state of American distance running.  With the state of professional running in America, I want to work with athletes who firmly believe they have what it takes to reach the next level and are willing to sacrifice in order to reach their goals.

With my post collegiate athletes, I do in person coaching and remote coaching depending on the situation.

Interested in joining the team? e-mail me here
(Time standards- roughly USATF B standard or better- 800m to marathon)

 Current Post-Collegiate/Professional runners coached (PR's reached since I started coaching them):

Sara Hall
Sponsor: Asics
Coaching since- August 2012
3000- 8:52.35
3k steeple- 9:39.48
5k- 15:20.88
10k- 32:14
15k- 51:20
10mi- 52:54
Half marathon- 70:49
Marathon- 2:31:14
- USA runner-up at USA 10mile, 10k, and 7-mile championships
- Ran under American record for women's 10-mile.
-20th at World XC championships
- Winner of the Pittsburgh EQT 10mi, Healdsburg Half, and San Jose Costa Rica Half Marathon

Mark English 
Coaching since: November 2015
400- 46.56
800- 1:44.84

Lea Wallace
Coaching since: May 2015
800- 2:00.30
1500- 4:09.13

Melissa Salerno
Coaching since: August 2015
1500- 4:09.49
mile (indoors)- 4:36.58

Natosha Rogers
Coaching since: 2015

Tommy Schmitz 
Sponsors: Speed Factory Athletics
Coaching since: 2010
1,500- 3:39.61
mile- 3:56.45
3000- 8:01.20
5000- 14:08.61
-3rd place at USA indoor 3k champs
-3x USA indoor champs Qualifier
-3x USA outdoor qualifier

Jake Edwards
Coaching since: 2014
1,500m: 3:41.82
mile- 3:58.09
5000- 13:38.87
Highlights under my coaching:
-17sec PR in the 5k.
-Qualified for his 1st USA outdoor national championship

Hillary Montgomery
Coaching since: 2015
5k- 16:05
10k: 33:34
10 mile- 55:11
1/2 marathon: 71:48
All-American at Texas A&M University

Felix Hentschel:
Coaching since: 2014
3,000m- 8:07
3,000m steeple-8:40
Highlights: 2nd at the German national championships in the steeplechase (8:46)

Drevan Anderson-Kaapa:
Coaching since: 2012
800m- 1:49.08

Derwin Graham
Coaching since: 2015
1,500- 3:49
3,000m steeplechase- 8:59

Megan Saloom:
Coaching since: 2015
1/2 marathon: 76:53
Marathon: 2:43:00

Zach Hine:
Coaching since: 2015

Whitney Bevins:
Coaching since: 2015
Half Marathon: 76:26
Marathon: 2:40

Carly Seymour:
Coaching since: 2015

Interested post collegiate athletes can e-mail me here
(Time standards- roughly USATF B standard or better- 800m to marathon)

Want to Help?
Interested in sponsoring/supporting/providing services for any of my post collegiate athletes so that they can pursue their Olympic dreams to the fullest? e-mail me here

Additionally,  athletes have access to:
-Comprehensive Coaching
-(on-site)Access to training facilities. (weight room, indoor/outdoor track, training room, etc.)
-Physiological testing (Lactate analysis, VO2, Running Economy, high speed video/biomechanics analysis, EMG (muscle activity) analysis.
-Access to some of the best minds in the sport in regards to physical therapy, biomechanics, nutrition, and various exercise physiology related fields.
-Various rehabilitative/maintenance modalities.
-Connections with part time jobs if needed.
-Assistance with navigating the world of professional running (meet entry, agent help, European travel, etc.)

My All-time list of coaching PR's:

1:47.28i Mark English
1:48.40 Yonas Tesfai (Univ of Houston)
1:48.40i Ciaran O'Lionaird
1:49.08 Drevan Anderson-Kaapa (Univ of Houston)
1:49.33 Anthony Coleman (Univ of Houston)
1:49.47 Tommy Schmitz

3:39.61 Tommy Schmitz
3:41.82 Jake Edwards
3:44.95 Brian Barraza (Univ of Houston)
3:46.75  Yonas Tesfai (Univ of Houston)

3:54.76i Ciaran O'Lionard
3:56.45 Tommy Schmitz
4:01.2i  Jake Edwards
4:03.21i Yonas Tesfai (University of Houston)

8:03.15 Tommy Schmitz
8:04.21 Brian Barraza (University of Houston)
8:08 Yonas Tesfai (University of Houston)

3k steeple:
8:46 Felix Henschel

13:38 Jake Edwards
13:56  Brian Barraza (University of Houston)
14:08  Tommy Schmitz


 2:01.5 Lea Wallace

4:12.55 Jackie Areson

8:58.32 Jackie Areson

3,000m Steeplechase:
9:42 Sara Hall

15:12.09 Jackie Areson
15:25 Neely Spence
15:39 Sara Hall

10k road:
32:14 Sara Hall

10mi road:
52:54 Sara Hall
53:04 Neely Spence
55:11 Hillary Montgomery

Half Marathon:
69:59 Neely Spence Gracey
70:49 Sara Hall
71:48 Hillary Montgomery
76:26 Whitney Bevins
76:50 Megan Saloom

2:31:14 Sara Hall
2:43:00 Megan Saloom

Special thanks to those who support my athletes:
John Rodriguez, Massage Therapist- Who  has provided neuromuscular therapy for many runners who I have helped throughout the years in the Houston area. John has travelled to the Track and Field World Championships and the Olympic games, working in particular for Carl Lewis, among other professional athletes.

Adrienne Langelier: M.S. Sports Psychology- Adrienne provides applied sports psychology to help athletes work on their mental approach to running. She is also a succesful runner and triathlete herself.

Tom Abbey, Strength and Conditioning specialist- Tom has provided strength and conditioning advice and plans for my athletes.  He is one of the few strength and conditioning specialist who understands the demands of distance running at an elite level.  Tom's wife Alyssa was also a national class 400m hurdler.

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