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Think About How Much You'll Learn From Our Diverse and Experienced Group of Sprints Coaches, Including...
David Cusano (Colby College)
(Featured Clinician) David Cusano was recently named the new head coach of the Colby College men’s and women’s track and field teams. Before this appointment, Cusano served as the Director of the men’s and women’s track & field teams at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts. In four years he coached 49 All-Americans and one National Champion— leading Wheaton to four national placements and several top-10 finishes of all time in the program’s history. Under his direction Wheaton posted 43 NEWMAC All-Conference performances and the men’s team earned their highest conference finish since 2010. Cusano has earned two New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Coach of the Year honors in just two years. Prior to his career at Wheaton he spent seven years at the University of Maine where he coached 30 American East Champions, 11 NCAA Regional qualifiers, two New England Champions and two Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Champions.
Latif Thomas (East Greenwich HS - RI)
(Featured Clinician) Spanning three schools and divisions, Thomas has coached All State Champions at 55m, 300m, 400m(x2), 4x100m(x2) and 4x200m(x2), including the fastest girls 4x100m team/time in MA State History (47.92). He’s coached athletes to the MA D4 Championship Meet Record (B300, B4x200), MA D3 Championship MR (B300, B4x200), MA D2 Championship MR (G4x100, G4x200), as well as 20 MA Divisional Relay Championships over the past 13 seasons. Thomas has presented at some of the most prestigious coaching clinics in the US including New England, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, IYCA International Summit, MF All Star T&F Clinic, USTFCCCA National Convention & has co-taught the USTFCCCA T&F Technical Certification.
Gabe Sanders (Stanford University)
(Featured Clinician) Gabe Sanders is in his second year at Stanford as an Assistant Sprints and Hurdles coach. In his first season, he coached an athlete to an NCAA runner-up finish in the 800m and later to the Olympic Trials. The men's 4x400m relay team recorded its first conference victory since 1954 and the women's team set a school indoor record in addition to being ranked No. 2 all-time outdoors, Pac-12 runners-up and an NCAA qualifier. Previously, Sanders coached at Boston University for six years where his athletes set 15 school records, 16 Patriot League titles and 28 America East championships. He also coached athletes to 10 conference meet records – six in America East and four in the Patriot League.
J.J. Riese (Brown University)
(Associate Clinician) J.J. Riese joined the Brown staff in October 2012. Riese coaches the sprints and hurdle events for men and women.
Riese came to Brown from Syracuse University where he worked with sprints, hurdles, and jumps events. In 2012, Syracuse hurdler Jarret Eaton won Syracuse's first-ever individual NCAA Championship. Eaton also ran the second fastest 60-meter hurdles time in NCAA history (7.49). Riese also assisted in the development of Michael LeBlanc, who placed 10th in the 60m at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.
Mike Ekstrand (UMass Lowell)
(Associate Clinician) Mike Ekstrand is in his 19th season at UMass Lowell as the men's and women's Sprints, Hurdles and Relays coach. For nearly two decades, he has coached a combined number of 44 men's and women's sprinters and 23 relays to achieve All-American status. Ekstrand was named the East Region Men's Assistant Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) in 2007 and 2009.
Greg Lambert (Boston University)
(Associate Clinician) Greg Lambert is in his second year at Boston University as the Assistant men's and women's track and field coach. Lambert was instrumental in guiding an athlete through a Second Team All-America status in the 200m dash during the indoor season. In addition, he coached the women's 4x100m relay team to a new school record. In one season alone Lambert's sprint squad won 17 events at the Patriot League Championships in 2015-16. Before joining the Terriers Lambert was the Assistant Coach of the men's and women's track and field teams at Ole' Miss. He was also an Assistant Sprints and Hurdles Coach at Georgetown. In two years, he helped 11 individual and relay members achieve All-American accolades, in addition to guiding athletes to break multiple school records.
Calvin Hunter (Colby College)
(Associate Clinician) Calvin Hunter is in his fourth season with the Colby Mules as an assistant track and field coach of the sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. Prior to joining the team at Colby, Hunter served as an assistant coach at Bates College for five years where he worked with most all event groups. During his stay at Bates, he coached four All-American athletes and two New England Division III champions.
We will update and increase our staff list as registration numbers increase.
2018 Complete Track & Field Clinic Sprints Group Details
2018 Complete Track & Field Clinic Sprints Group Schedule
Saturday July 14, 2018
7:30-9:00am – Registration
9:00-9:15am – Introductions
9:15-10:00am – Active Warm Up # 1
10:00-10:45am – Acceleration Mechanics
10:45-11:30am – Acceleration with your event group
11:30am-12:30pm – Event Groups
12:30-1:30pm – Lunch
1:30-2:00pm – Active Warm Up # 2
2:00-2:45pm – Maximum Velocity Mechanics
2:45-3:45pm – Event Groups
3:45-4:00pm – Cool Down and Stretching Routine
Sunday July 15, 2018