Meet Coach Greg

Coach Greg is our Head Coach/Technical Advisor to the team/coaches and is a Board Member of Race Team RVA Running Club.  Greg started running track in the 6th grade and has been running ever since.  He is a USATF Level 1 Coach & RRCA Distance Coach.  He has been trained in coaching Middle Distance Runners by Scott Simmons of the American Distance Project & in the Effects of Altitude Training on Endurance Athletes at the USOC in Colorado Springs.  He qualified for Boston 7 times & competed there 5 times.  Greg has been coaching distance runners since 2002.  His first marathon was Cleveland Revco in 1982 on a bet – which he won – clocking a 3:20.  He is a USATF National Level Track/Field/Cross-Country Official and has officiated numerous NCAA conference championships, NCAA Southeast Regional Meets, Women’s Diamond League Pole Vault, & National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association (D-III) National Championships. He specializes in Vertical Jumps – Pole Vault/High Jump.  He is a member of several clubs, including Race Team RVA, Richmond Road Runners, Annapolis Striders, Richmond Triathlon Club, & Richmond Area Bicycling Association.  He refers to himself as a military brat, proud son of a father who served over 30 years in US Marines requiring his family to move around frequently.  Although originally from Quantico, Va, he grew up in VA, SC, NC, OH, & attended high school in Japan.   He received his undergrad from The Defiance College & MBA from the University of Findlay.  Greg and his wife Deb, also an avid runner/coach/Boston Competitor have 6 children, & 8 grandchildren, making Hanover County their home with two dogs……We are looking forward to the day they all run their first race together!

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