KYA Private Coaching Group Class Coaching Bios

Specialty: Sprint, Plyometrics, Hurdles

  • 17 years coaching high school athletes
  • Ran 110 High Hurdles, 400 LH, 4×400 relay at ETSU
  • Specialize in coaching hurdles, sprints, relays,
  • Current Head Track and Field Coach at Central High School.
  • 2x back to back Boys 4A State Champions at Dr. Philips High School Orlando, FL
  • Boys AAA State Champions at Catholic High School.
  • Athletes I’ve coached;
  • Alvin Bryant 10.4 in 100m and 21.0 in 200m
  • Reggie Glover 46.6 in 400m
  • Emare Hogan ran 1:53 in 800m
  • Vernon Walker 14.03 in 110 High hurdles
  • Vernon Walker 37.6 in 300 Low hurdles
  • Boys 4×100 relay in 41.0
  • Boys 4×400 relay 3:16
  • Girls 4×400 relay 3:55
  • Teahna Daniels 24.2 in 200m
  • Bridget Blake 2:14 in 800m
  • Alahni Wood 13.95 in 100 High Hurdles
  • Coached over 30 individual State Champions over the years
  • Coached numerous 4×100, 4×400, and 4×800 relay State Champions
  • Coached several Division 1 Track and Field athletes

Specialty: Sprint, Horizontal Jumps, High Jump

  • Coaching track and field for 12 years at different levels from elementary school to high school
  • Guided champion in elementary long jump and coached three different relay teams to school records at L&N Stem Academy
  • Currently the jumps and co-sprint coach at Powell High School
  • Has spent the last two summers furthering my training in jumps and sprints from Gwen Mikinski (coached Team USA high jumpers at the 2018 World Indoor Championships), Olympians Mike Powell (world recorded holder in the long jump) and Wallace Spearmon Jr. (200m silver medalist at the 2005 World Championships).

Specialty: Mid-Distance, Distance, Cross Country

  • Cross Country and Track Athlete – East Tennessee State University
  • Member Hardin Valley Academy State Championship Cross Country Team
  • NCAA Regional Cross Country Participant
  • Coach Karns Middle School Cross Country
  • Coach Cedar Bluff Middle School Cross Country and Track
  • Coach KYA Pre and Post Season Cross Country Programs

Specialty: Mid-Distance, Distance, Cross Country, Form and Mechanics

  • 1976,77 – All-SEC Cross Country / Track and Field – The University of Tennessee
  • 1977 SEC 10,000m Co-Champion
  • NCAA All-Region – Cross Country – 76,77
  • NCAA National Championships Qualifier – Cross Country – 76.77 / Track – 76,77
  • 5K PR – 14:10 / 10K PR – 29:05 / 2:23 Marathon
  • Currently an active runner, cyclist
  • Volunteer Coach – University of Tennessee Lady Vols – 1999
  • Coached over 120 Knoxville area runners though Training Systems, Inc – 1985
  • Distance Coach – Knoxville West High School Track and Cross Country – 2007, 2008
  • Distance Coach – Karns Middle School – 2003-2009
  • Distance Coach – West Valley Middle School
  • Distance Coach – Farragut Intermediate – 2014-2017
  • Distance Coach for KYA Pre-Post Season Cross Country Programs
  • Coached multiple Tennessee State High School 1600, 3200 and cross-country champions.
  • Coached the 2008 Tennessee State High School Cross Country Champion, Footlocker South Cross Country Runner-up and Footlocker National Cross Country Finalist
  • Coached 2006 Tennessee State Middle School Cross Country Individual Champion
  • Coached 2015 Tennessee State Elementary School Team Champions
  • Founder, Knoxville Youth Athletics
  • USATF Level 1 Certified Coach
  • USATF Masters Level Certified Track and Field Official
  • Member Knoxville Track Club Hall of Fame – Bio Link:

Specialty: Mid-Distance, Distance, Cross Country

  • 5 Time Virginia High School State Champion in Cross Country and Track
  • 4 Time High School All American
  • Foot Locker Finalist
  • All SEC Cross Country 2008,2009,2010
  • All SEC Freshman Cross Country 2007
  • All Region Cross Country 2008,2009,2010
  • NCAA National Qualifier Cross Country
  • NCAA First Round Qualifier in 10,000 meters 2010,2011
  • NCAA First Round Qualifier in Steeplechase 2010,2011
  • SEC Scorer in track in 10k 2009,2010,2011
  • SEC Scorer in track in Steeplechase 2010,2011
  • Coached 13 AAU Junior Olympic Medalists 2010,2011,2019
  • Coached 3 All State (1 State Champion) in Pennsylvania High School Championships
  • Currently Assistant Coaching as a Distance Specialist at Hardin Valley Academy since 2017
  • Has assisted in coaching over 25 all state athletes in High School Indoor and Outdoor Track in the state of Tennessee including multiple State Champions
  • Coached runner up state finisher through the KYA Indoor program 2020
  • Coached at Lock Haven University 2011-2013

Coach Vic has spent over 25 years as a high school Track & Field Coach..
After graduating from Union College, where he attended on a football scholarship, Coach Vic was hired as a high school football coach and Track & Field.  During his time at the Collegiate and pro level football, he came to the realization how important Track & Field has become  and how it correlates to all other sports.  Coach Vic believes that regardless of your primary sport of choice; Track And Field absolutely must be a major part of your preparation.
Most recently Coach Vic is a teacher at Carter middle school and sprint coach for West High school.  Coach Vic has also opened many doors, enabling several students the opportunity to further their education beyond high school and professional athletics.
Throughout all of his coaching assignments, Coach Vic’s #1 goal and top priority has always been ensuring all of his student athletes reach their educational goals, and either graduate from college or go on to college to further their education.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, and coaching his own grandchildren in various sports.  He also enjoys cooking, hunting, fishing, and teaching children about an active lifestyle.

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