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.  Because of the state of professional running, I do not charge for coaching.  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 (Bolded times I've coached them to):

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- 70:50
Highlights under my coaching:
- USA runner-up at USA 10mile, 10k, and 7-mile championships
- Ran under American record for women's 10-mile.
- Winner of the Pittsburgh EQT 10mi, Healdsburg Half, and San Jose Costa Rica Half Marathon

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
Highlights under my coaching:
-3rd place at USA indoor 3k champs
-3x USA indoor champs Qualifier
-3x USA outdoor qualifier

Josh McDougal
Coaching since: 2014
NCAA XC champion
Highlights under my coaching:
-After 6 year layoff, returned to successful racing and competing, running 29:41 on the roads for 10k in one of his first races back.

Jake Edwards
Coaching since: 2014
mile- 3:58.09
5000- 13:55.53
Highlights under my coaching:
5th place GNC Liberty road mile

Allie Kiefer
Coaching since: 2015
1500- 4:17.54
3000- 9:08
5000- 15:52
10000- 32:25
Highlights under my coaching:

Felix Hentschel:
Coaching since: 2014
3,000m- 8:07
3,000m steeple-8:40

Kaylyn Christopher-
Coaching since: 2014
800- 2:09
3000- 9:27
5000- 16:43
All-American at West Virginia

Lauren Woodring-
Coaching since: 2014
5k- 16:37
Half- 76:36
Marathon- 2:41:27
A College Soccer player, who took up running after college and qualified for the Olympic Trials Marathon.

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:

1:48.40 Yonas Tesfai (Univ of Houston)
1:48.40i Ciaran O'Lionaird
1:49.03 Drevan Anderson-Kaapa (Univ of Houston)
1:49.33 Anthony Coleman (Univ of Houston)
1:49.47 Tommy Schmitz

1,500m: 3:39.61 Tommy Schmitz

3:54.76i Ciaran O'Lionard
3:56.45 Tommy Schmitz
4:01.2i  Jake Edwards
4:03.21 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)

14:08  Tommy Schmitz
14:13  Brian Barraza (University of Houston)


4:12.55 Jackie Areson

8:58.32 Jackie Areson

3,000m Steeplechase:
9:42 Sara Hall

15:12.09 Jackie Areson
15:39 Sara Hall

10k road:
32:14 Sara Hall

10mi road:
52:54 Sara Hall

Half Marathon:
70:50 Sara Hall

Special thanks to those who support my athletes:
John Rodriguez, Massage Therapist- Who currently works with Jackie Areson and 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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