Championship Track Coaches Clinic Speakers

Dan Green Dan Green
Woodlawns (TX) High School Head Coach

Two-time National Cross Country Coach of the year, Dan Green, has built a dynasty in distance running in Texas. As Head Track and Cross Country coach at the Woodlands HS in Texas, his teams have made 30 consecutive appearances at State Cross Country meets. His runners have won 16 State Championships and multiple individual State Titles in his 33 year tenure. A University of Houston Track Alumni, Green is USA Track and Field level II certified and has been selected as head coach of two US National teams. Green runs the Team Green Running Club, a USATF club racing team sponsored by adidas, and is a motivational speaker speaking in clinics across the nation.

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Larry Judge Larry Judge
Ball State University

Most recently, Larry Judge served as the throws coach for the 2012 United States Paralympic team in London. He coached world record holder Jeremy Campbell in the F44 discus throw who won the Gold Medal in London. Widely recognized as the premiere track and field throws coach in the USA, Larry Judge completed his collegiate coaching career with the University of Florida in 2005. Under Judge's direction, the Florida throws group reached the pinnacle of the sport amassing unparalleled honors. In just five years at UF, Judge tutored eight All-Americans, five Southeastern Conference Champions and two NCAA champions. Judge has guided eight athletes in the last three Olympic Games. Five of his former athletes competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Dawn Ellerbe was Judge's top finisher in the games finishing seventh in the hammer throw. In 2004, Judge served as an assistant coach for Trinidad and Tobago in Athens and watched as three of his Gators competed: Candice Scott for Trinidad and Tobago, Kim Barrett for Jamaica, and Erin Gilreath for the United States. Judge serves as a level II and level III instructor in the IAAF coach's education program, and was the National Chairman of the United States Track and Field Coaches Education for the Throwing Events from 1994-2011.

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Travis Geopfert Travis Geopfert
University of Arkansas Assistant Coach ( Field Events and Multi-Events)

Since Coach Geopfert's arrival at Arkansas, the Razorback multi-event athletes have made a big splash at the SEC and NCAA levels. Under Goepfert's guidance is 2012, the Razorbacks claimed a SEC title (the first in Razorback history) in the decathlon , a new junior world record in the heptathlon, and a 2012 World Junior Championship title, and one of his athletes represented the Bahamas at the 2012 Olympic Games in the long jump. In addition, Geopfert's athletes scored 37 points at the 2012 SEC Outdoor Championships, including an SEC title in the long jump and finishing 1-2-3-6 in the decathlon. In the past seven seasons, Geopfert has coached three Division I and II National Champions, 13 student-athletes to 26 All-America honors, three academic All-Americans, 54 conference champions, 89 all-conference performers, 43 NCAA qualifiers, 43 NCAA outdoor regional qualifiers and 16 USA Championship qualifiers.

He was selected by USA Track and Field as the decathlon coach for the 2009 USA vs. Germany Thorpe Cup, where he led Team USA's decathletes to a victory over Team Germany. Geopfert, himself, is a three-time participant in the Thorpe Cup (2003, 2005, 2006).

Geopfert came to Arkansas from UNI where he served as the head coach. In 2008-09, as UNI's head coach, Geopfert led the Panthers to the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor and Outdoor team titles and was named the 2009 MVC Indoor and Outdoor Coach of the Year. During his time at UNI, Geopfert's athletes earned four All-America honors and captured 18 MVC event titles. At the 2008 NCAA Indoor Championships, UNI was the only school to qualify two athletes for each of the multi-event competitions, as well as qualifying two competitors in the men's high jump. During his time as a student-athlete at UNI, Geopfert was an All-American and a three-time MVC Champion. During his post-collegiate career, he was a two-time Drake Relays decathlon champion.

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Marcus Newsom Marcus Newsom
Wartburg College Head Men's and Women's Track and Field Coach

The Wartburg track programs have become a power player in the D-III track world. In his 13-year tenure at Wartburg, Marcus Newsom has coached 100 indoor and 178 outdoor Division III All-American performances, and 33 individual events have earned national championship titles. His success has not gone unnoticed as he has garnered eight Division III National Coach of the Year awards, including both the 2012 Indoor and Outdoor Women's Coach of the Year honors. In addition, Newsom has received 28 conference coach of the year awards.

Under Coach Newsom's watch, Wartburg has won 10 straight indoor women's conference championships/conference invitational titles and seven men's indoor championships. The women have a current string of 12 consecutive outdoor titles, which includes the 2011 championship. The men have won five league outdoor titles since 2002.

On the national level outdoors, the women have finished in the top 15 at nationals in 10 of Newsom's 13 years as head coach, including winning national titles in 2005 and 2009. On the national level indoors, Newsom's teams have finished in the top 20 of seven women's team races, which includes back-to-back national championships in 2009 and 2010, and have placed in the top 20 three times in the men's team race. In 2009, his women's teams became only the seventh team in NCAA Division III history to sweep indoor and outdoor national titles in the same season and joined the cross country program in earning the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's prestigious Deb Vercauteren Program of the Year award. The 2012 women's team swept the National Championships and set new all-time meet records in team points in both venues.

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Rick McGuire Rick McGuire
University of Missouri Director of Sport Psychology for Intercollegiate Athletics

Dr. Rick McGuire is the Director of Sport Psychology for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri, and Graduate Professor of Sport Psychology in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology. For 27 years he was Missouri's Head Track and Field Coach. Under McGuire's tutelage, Missouri athletes earned 143 All American recognitions, 110 conference championships, 29 USA National Team memberships, seven NCAA Championships, set three collegiate records, and five Olympic berths, resulting in two Olympic Silver Medals. He is the founder and was the chairman for 27 years of the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology program, and served on the staff for 11 USATF National Teams, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games. McGuire also served as a member of the NCAA Track and Field Committee, and was President of the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Coaches in the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

As a professor, Rick established Missouri's graduate masters and doctoral programs in Sport Psychology, in which he continues to teach, along with providing a popular undergraduate sport psychology class. For these efforts he has been recognized with the Missouri Students Association Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the College of Education's Pillar of Excellence Award for receiving the High Flyers Awards for Teaching Excellence for 17 consecutive years. He was most recently honored with the University of Missouri Alumni Association's prestigious Faculty-Alumni Award.

Rick is a founding member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and was in the initial class of AASP Certified Consultants, and has been honored with the recognition of AASP Fellow. He is a long-standing member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and Division 47, and recently received the Bruce Ogilvie Award for Distinguished Practioner. For over 20 years he has been a member of the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry. He received his doctorate in 1983 from the University of Virginia, where he studied under Bob Rotella, world renown golf sport psychologist.

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Vince Anderson Vince Anderson
Texas A&M Assistant Coach

Vince Anderson has trained All-American athletes in every sprint, hurdle and relay discipline, as well as the long jump. Prior to his arrival in College Station, Anderson coached at the University of Tennessee for 16 years. While at Tennessee he coached 11 individuals to SEC titles and his athletes set 26 school records. During his stint in Knoxville, the Vols earned the NCAA outdoor title in 2001, the NCAA indoor title in 2002 and also won the elusive Southeastern Conference outdoor championships back-to-back in 2001 and 2002. For two years, Anderson had the good fortune to be Justin Gatlin's college coach. Among his many notable achievements as a college trackster, Gatlin swept both the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the 2001 and 2002 NCAA Outdoor Championships.

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