Central Ohio Track Coaching

We help student athletes reach new heights on the track

Track coaching is a specialty of ours.

Coaching runners and track athletes are where I began when I started back in 2011. I work with runners of all ages and abilities, from beginners to highly competitive runners.

In 2024, I had one runner make it to Nationals in Philadelphia, two runners make it to the state meet, three runners make regional, and several running at the District championships for their school. I also had a few runners who have never run track before and are just starting their journey.

I have worked with runners from over 15+ different school districts, including Olentangy, Dublin, Worthington, Westerville, Delaware, Big Walnut, Johnstown-Monroe, Northridge, Centerburg, Hilliard, Columbus, Columbus Academy, Bishop Ready, Clearfork, Grandview Heights, Gahanna and Upper Arlington plus numerous middle schools across these districts.

Regardless of experience level, I can help any athlete who wants to get better and is willing to train. I regularly attend national training clinics to make sure I am up to date on the latest training modalities and sports science.

Winter/Spring Track 1:1 Coaching

My next Winter/Spring track session will start in mid/late November and run until late February, 2025. This dedicated training cycle will prepare each athlete so they are competition-ready by the start of the season.

When and where are my coaching sessions held?

Sessions are held weekly on either a Saturday or Sunday morning/afternoon at one of the local tracks in the Lewis Center area. The location will be determined as we get closer.

As part of the sign-up process, you will be given your pick of a dedicated timeslot on a first-come, first-serve basis. That spot will be yours throughout the entire offseason. If you have to go out of town or miss a session due to illness, I do my best to accommodate a makeup session, especially when given advanced notice.

All sessions are held outdoors at a local track or nearby location. I have been doing outdoor training for years and most weekends we are able to conduct training. I strongly believe that Track workouts are best conducted on the track, not in a big box gym.

In case of extreme temperatures or severe weather, I reschedule or refund missed sessions towards the end of the coaching engagement. You do not pay for sessions canceled due to weather.

How I coach

My training is comprehensive yet fully customized and optimized for each athlete. All events I coach includes a mix of anaerobic and aerobic endurance, mobility, strength training, race strategy, and more.

As part of my coaching philosophy, I encourage each athlete to be a student first, help instill good sportsmanship and character, and help build their confidence with a strong, healthy, athletic, and competitive mindset.

Each training session will include time to do proper warm-ups using drills and dynamic warm-up exercises. Each session will conclude with a proper cooldown to jumpstart recovery and discuss the upcoming week’s workouts.

During the week, athletes are given workouts to do on their own. This usually involves easy-intensity running and bodyweight/light dumbbell strength training, single-leg balance strength exercises, and/or mobility work. This is assigned based on the individualized training I prescribe that is unique to each athlete. Then when we meet, we work on more advanced workouts, speed work, technique, and progress over the past week.


In addition to my strength and track workouts, I incorporate the use of slow-motion video analysis to optimize form and technique.

Again, every drill, sprint, exercise, and workout is tied into a bigger training program tailored to each student-athlete’s needs.

Events we coach

Sprints

We coach the following Sprint distances:
Boys / Girls – 100M Dash
Boys / Girls – 200M Dash
Boys / Girls – 400M Dash

When we work with Sprinters, we focus our training around four primary phases of Sprint mechanics:

1. Starts (Including standing and block starts)
2. Acceleration
3. Drive phase (Top speed)
4. Deceleration*

*The name Deceleration is misleading – Here, we are not trying to actively slow down, but rather this is where we have to work harder to stave off fatigue factors that slow us down – for example, working on our anaerobic endurance)

Relays

We coach the following Relay distances:

Boys / Girls 4x100M
Boys / Girls 4x200M
Boys / Girls 4x400M

Mid-Distance / Distance

Boys / Girls 800M Run
Boys / Girls 1600M Run
Boys / Girls 3200M Run

Events we don’t coach

We do not coach the following events:

Hurdles (although we CAN coach starts, acceleration, and speed/endurance – just not hurdle technique)
Jumps
Throws