About Me

-Head track and field coach at Tampa-Jesuit 2005-2009. State Runner-up 2006 & 2009

-Head cross country coach at the Academy of Holy Names since 2005.

-Track and XC Head Coach at St Thomas More Academy (DE) 2000-2001

-Asst XC, indoor track, outdoor track coach at Cape Henlopen HS (DE) 1997-2000

-Asst XC, Track coach at Tampa-Jesuit, 1994-1996

-Jesuit Biology/chemistry/marine biology teacher since 2001.

-Jesuit '91 graduate, ran 3 years of XC, 4 yrs of T&F (100m-2mile, except for the hurdles!). Member of '89 state runner-up XC team.

-USATF Level 1 Coaching Certified

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
5 days ago 1500,3000,5000
When such a small percentage of high school runners compete at the next level, I will always take...
14 days ago Avery Creek Distance Showcase May 11
I have a girl shooting for 5:15-5:20.
15 days ago Avery Creek Distance Showcase May 11
I'm looking into taking one of my athletes here to run the girls 1600m with good competition. I ...
20 days ago State Meet 3200
@Coach_Don Hello Coach, I think those numbers certainly reflect a trend, especially when y...
1 month ago Regional Heat Sheets
This one? http://halfmiletiming.com/event/fhsaa-class-1a-region-2-and-class-2a-region-3/
2 months ago A and AA Entry Deadline tonight
Please elaborate and refer me to the handbook as to where this can be found. My district meet is...
6 months ago Updated FHSAA Track manuel and other good reads !
@step1 Where do you see this?
6 months ago Chiles: Speculating from afar: Part 2
@fortmccoyk899 Coach, I am still watching the thread but I felt it was starting to lean mo...
6 months ago Chiles: Speculating from afar: Part 2
@fortmccoyk899 I'd be interested in learning more about the Texas coach's summer training phi...
6 months ago Chiles: Speculating from afar: Part 2
[quote=jdpsu]@fortmccoyk899 I have noticed over many years that teams that perform well at the st...
6 months ago Chiles: Speculating from afar: Part 2
[quote=fortmccoyk899] It makes me wonder what kind of summer did they have? Are overly aggressiv...
7 months ago 1A- 2, 2A-3, 4A-2 Region Meet Information
@mastersrunr www.random.org
7 months ago 1A- 2, 2A-3, 4A-2 Region Meet Information
@LSFRED I'm just assuming some athletes will be driving themselves and would like to know if ...
7 months ago 1A- 2, 2A-3, 4A-2 Region Meet Information
@LSFRED And just to be clear, if an athlete is driving themself, will they be charged parking?
7 months ago 1A- 2, 2A-3, 4A-2 Region Meet Information
@LSFRED Yes, that is what I meant. Parents driving team members to the meet. Thanks
7 months ago 1A- 2, 2A-3, 4A-2 Region Meet Information
@LSFRED Laura, My school uses private vehicles for transportation to most athletic events ...
7 months ago Track & Field-Open coaching positions
The Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa is looking to fill several coaching positions for the 2018...
7 months ago XC Team Standings
For me when I'm on the discussion page, the "XC Team Scores" does not appear when I hover my curs...
8 months ago Hillsborough County Championships
@CoachGCracker The course itself might be ok, but the main entrance road is under water and b...
8 months ago Is this really happening in CC???
@timeforchange Jacksonville Jaguars, I assume.
10 months ago Recruiting in High School?
[quote=mbecker]You may never win the big state championship unless you join in and recruit ( in f...
12 months ago flrunners.com Invitational 18 2017
Assuming they use the same course as they have in the past: http://www.hollowaypark.com/cross-...
1 year ago 2A Region 3 XC Host
Is anyone aware of a school applying to host this meet this fall? Thanks.
1 year ago DNS vs. DNF as it applies to the State Series
I don't want to hijack this thread, but I have another concern. How do we prevent coaches from...
1 year ago District Reassignments?
@edwardjthompson Thank you Mr Thompson. So there's no chance they will move up until fall ...
1 year ago District Reassignments?
Does anyone know if we are due for district reassignments in 2017-2018? I have 3 schools in my...
1 year ago Pepsi Florida Relays 2017
@pedryny25 Good luck. We booked in mid-January and there was nothing in Gainesville. We are...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
@multijumps Thanks Jose and Gary. I've read up on the Ca role too. But the idea that H+ in...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
@multijumps Thanks, some of that I left out of my previous message intentionally. I didn't w...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
@gpc3 Ok, I understand what you were saying. The body extracts oxygen from the air we breath...
1 year ago (Potential) good news, regarding the schedule for State Track & Field Finals
The consumed oxygen is regenerated during the race?
1 year ago Throws Coach Needed-Tampa
The Academy of the Holy Names is (also) looking for a throws coach who is willing to attend pract...
1 year ago Attention: HS senior girls who broke 22 minutes for XC 5K this year (and your coaches)
Thanks for the information, Gary. Are there any rumors floating around about which community c...
2 years ago 3-Dimensional XC Course Map
Unfortunately my request to map at NTC was denied. Is there anyone else who may be interested?
2 years ago 3-Dimensional XC Course Map
Meet directors, I have a little experimental project I am working on that I would like to tell...
2 years ago Revise the 5 meet required rule
We at least need some sort of official statement explaining that indeed athletes need only be pre...
2 years ago Cross Out Cancer 2016-Tampa
I would like to invite and welcome runners in the Tampa Bay area to participate in the second ann...
2 years ago 4A Region 2 T-Shirt Omitted Our Teams!
Don, Same happened with us (Academy of the Holy Names in 2AR3) Our AD notified FHSAA and even...
2 years ago State Cross Country Meet -- change of schedule -- first race now starts at 8:00 am????
I made a reply on one thread 4 weeks ago and started a couple of threads about the sunrise situat...
2 years ago Who Advances from District to Region - answers....
@CoachGCracker Ok, that's what I did!
2 years ago Who Advances from District to Region - answers....
It's already a done deal and I sided with the opposing team in our district, but what if the 15th...
2 years ago Concerned about running in the dark at state
@LSFRED Thanks Laura! As someone who has hosted regional meets myself, I understand all of...
2 years ago Concerned about running in the dark at state
I've mentioned this before in other threads and I've emailed FHSAA about it as well. But I have ...
2 years ago Elephant in the room
@LFCSumner3 Coach, you are correct, but I'm just covering all my bases to be certain. I'm no...
2 years ago Elephant in the room
@coachmcwilliams Thanks Coach. I hope they don't have too many petitions to review!
2 years ago Elephant in the room
What if this meet is canceled and athletes do not have enough meets to fulfill the 5 meet minimum...
2 years ago State meet times
This might be old news, but the times for the state meet have been posted: http://www.fhsaa.or...
2 years ago Holloway Park 1A-2, 2A-3, 3A-2 & 4A-2 Region Meet Schedule
I'm just playing devil's advocate, but is it light enough on the course for a 7:30 start if sunri...
2 years ago Seeded or Unseeded
@rolltide56 http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/gatorzone.com/documents/2016/7/25/2016_Moun...
2 years ago UF Mt. Dew Invitational 2016 - REMINDERS
Coach, I already had the check for the entry fee mailed in. Who do I contact to make sure the...