WELCOME TO Athens Track & Field!
About Athens Track & Field
Athens Track and Field enjoys a long and proud tradition of excellence. These young ladies and gentlemen are first students then athletes. Most importantly, they are leaders; leaders in the classroom, leaders in our community, leaders in service and leaders on the field. The Athens Track and Field Program is committed to building young men and women of character, compassion and confidence. We have several events in which we are competitive.
Being a part of Athens Track and Field is a great way to build friendships, show school spirit and gain valuable leadership skills. Tryouts are held annually in the spring. It's great to be a Golden Eagle!
Athens Invitational Track Meet March 22The AHS Track Team is having a great year. We want the Athens community to share in their success. Join us Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Athens High School Stadium for our first home meet of the year. All tickets must be purchased online via GoFan or paid with a debit or credit card at the gate. There are no cash transactions for ticket sales. Click on the link below to purchase your ticket to the Athens Hwy. 31 Invitational Track Meet through GoFan.
AHS Track & Field Head Coach
Degrees and Certifications:
I am in my 24th year as a coach and an educator, and I love mentoring and developing student-athletes. Athletics is a vehicle through which students can learn and enhance character traits that will propel them into becoming productive citizens long after their playing days are over. Qualities such as respect for authority, teamwork, commitment, tact, overcoming adversity, and discipline are a part of athletics--and they never go out of style.
AMS Track Coach and AHS Distance Running Coach
Degrees and Certifications:
I was not an athlete in high school. I was more of a bookworm. I did not start running until after I got married. Running was the only form of exercise I could afford as a newlywed. I did not realize I enjoyed Cross Country until my son Reed was recruited to join when he was a freshman at AHS. I have been hooked ever since! During the course of his senior year, I became driven to obtain new goals. I completed my first 10K, 1//2 Marathon, and Full Marathon during that year. I have also competed in 3 sprint triathlons and participated in a 60 mile bike ride on the Natchez Trace.
I began my Cross Country Coaching career as a Volunteer Coach in 2008. Later on I was hired as an Assistant Coach. I am now in my 3rd Season as the Boys Head Coach. I absolutely love coaching these guys! Seeing these young men reach their goals is an absolute delight. In 2018, I was asked to coach the distance runners in Track. I am also the AMS Track Coach. Coaching young men and women is an absolute delight. Watching them succeed on and off the trail/track is my passion.
Running is one of my happy places. I realized that not only are there tremendous physical health benefits from running, but psychological benefits as well. I can be in an extremely foul mood, go for a run, and then come back with a much better attitude. Running gives me the opportunity to think and put things in perspective.