About Me

ORHS Head Cross Country Coach: 2004-present
ORHS Head Track and Field Coach
ORHS Assistant Cross Country Coach: 1998-2003 (except for a couple of years teaching at Knox West)

I've also coached middle school track, club track, and am a sprints/jumps/distance coach at ORHS.

Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
8 days ago Wildcat Relays 2017
Yes. What makes you think it may not?
12 days ago Hoka One One Postal Nationals - Super Local - Presented by KYA 2016
I think it's because the Hoka race is listed as 3200 (xc) in the database. That designation proba...
30 days ago TSSAA Coaches Meeting with Mr. McWhirter
@brillo63 All interesting arguments, to be sure. Those arguments have been around for as long ...
1 month ago TSSAA Coaches Meeting with Mr. McWhirter
@dudedevil4x4 TSSAA rules require that coaches who coach athletes at TSSAA member schools in p...
1 month ago TSSAA Coaches Meeting with Mr. McWhirter
Reminds me of the state XC meet in 2003. Good for Richard McWirter--I've always found him to be r...
4 months ago Progress Made towards Reclassification:
When we got TSSAA to change the state cross country meet from 3 miles to 5k after the 2005 season...
4 months ago Rebecca Story breaks 10! - VIDEO
I know of one for sure, because I was there--but they had to fly to LA to do it. http://ca.mi...
4 months ago indoor track meets
Your info will come from NFHS? It would be great for TN athletes to get to come to sanctioned mee...
5 months ago Daniel Boone - Varghese
Ben was leading by a step at 4K. When he got to me 40m later he went down. Some very nice people ...
11 months ago TSSAA AAA Section 1 Sectional 2016
Field at 12:00 and 2:00, track finals at 4:00.
12 months ago New 3200 State Record
Rebecca Story 10:16.72 at Arcadia last night. Holy crap. That place is magic.
1 year ago Ben Martin Invitational (formerly Oak Ridge Relays) 2016
Yellow--it's a pair of 4x1 exchanges, then the last exchange in the 4x4 zone. 400 runner breaks.
1 year ago TSSAA State Cross Country Championships 2015
I liked having the extended course preview and being able to pick up packets on Friday. Timing/re...
1 year ago Greater Louisville Classic 2015
Looks like this is the best place to thank Mike Horan for letting us and others into the high sch...
2 years ago Coaching Podcast
Interview with Coach Waggoner is posted. Short but valuable. AE
2 years ago Coaching Podcast
Coaches: You might be interested in this coaching podcast: www.coachingtrack.blogspot.com. Som...
2 years ago Hoka One One Local Postal Event - Daniel Boone High School
More info on meet page here: http://tn.milesplit.com/meets/212164-hoka-one-local-postal-event#.VY...
2 years ago Adjusted State Qualifiers Format
They're all active track coaches.
2 years ago Adjusted State Qualifiers Format
Listen, it's a whole crapload better than it was when I started. State Meet results finally match...
2 years ago Adjusted State Qualifiers Format
I thought it was a well run meet, one of the best I've been to. My only two objections, really: ...
2 years ago Girls/Boys Night vs. AAA Night/Div II+A/AA
@breal1914 Going back to 8 qualifiers in AAA would reduce the quality of the AAA meet precipi...
2 years ago Metro Knoxville Invitational 2015
Yes--just posted it. Got busy during lunch.
2 years ago Metro Knoxville Invitational 2015
Oh Lord, please not the KIL. :-) Make it out to Oak Ridge High School Track Boosters. I wil...
2 years ago 4/21 Meet at Oak Ridge Cancelled
No meet today. We will have a small meet for just a few teams next Tuesday, April 28, and we will...
2 years ago Oak Ridge Relays 2015
Look for "Mixed 4x100 Relay" in the raw results.
2 years ago Oak Ridge #1
Coaches: If you'd planned on coming to our meet next Tuesday, please do online entry by Sunday...
2 years ago Oak Ridge Relays 2015
Homeschool students must be registered with the local school system and must have eligibility tur...
2 years ago Oak Ridge Relays 2015
Sure. 1450 Oak Ridge Turnpike Oak Ridge, TN 37830
2 years ago Article Comment: Kick of the Week Debut: The Terrell Jackson STARE DOWN
Didn't look like a stare down to me. It looked like he was passing carefully on the way by and ma...
2 years ago Article Comment: Kick of the Week Debut: The Terrell Jackson STARE DOWN
Didn't look like a stare down to me. It looked like he was passing carefully on the way by and ma...
2 years ago Van Townsend
Van's 2007 team also goes down as one of the best ever in the state, barely missing an NXN spot b...
2 years ago Daniel Boone is the Hoka One Postal National Champion for the 2-Mile
@RothRE That's great! And Leo Manzano is making a trip to Gray, TN to present a trophy?
2 years ago Article Comment: Daniel Boone boys cross country team qualifies for national meet
Prerace video interview with the Boone guys: http://usa.milesplit.com/meets/177872/videos/?id=681...
2 years ago Article Comment: Daniel Boone boys cross country team qualifies for national meet
What an amazing run for Coach Jeffers and that group of guys!
2 years ago KYA Post Season Cross Country Time Trial 2014
Was a great evening to run, albeit a little cool. Boone looking like a real NXN contender!
2 years ago Article Comment: Combined Team Scores for the Boys State Meet
Look at Bill Meylan's speed ratings for the top 15 AAA runners at each meet: 2013---2014 19...
2 years ago Article Comment: Combined Team Scores for the Boys State Meet
The density of the AAA race probably led to faster times for runners in the first third of the fi...
2 years ago Course Length
The more important thing is course consistency: whether a meet director lays out a course such th...
2 years ago Article Comment: 2014 TN State Cross Country Preview
[quote=CoachTJP]Nice comments everyone - well, just about.... CC is a team race AND an individual...
2 years ago Article Comment: 2014 TN State Cross Country Preview
Comprehensive assessment of the individual races--well done. I'd read one on the team races, too,...
3 years ago Backyard Cross Country Invite 2014
"Kitschy?" :-)
3 years ago Fastest course in Tennessee?
There are two possible answers: 1) any course Sam Roberts sets up. 2) Cherokee Boulevard
3 years ago Trinity/Valkyrie Invitational (HS) 2014
Patrick: I've stayed here several times--great hotel nbt far from the course. SpringHill Suite...
3 years ago TSSAA AAA Section 1 Sectional 2014
Can I object to HVA's big ole hawk taking up space on this thread?! ;-)
3 years ago Battle of the Bridge 2014
This dual meet format was a whole lot of fun and produced some great marks. Boys 1600 and girls 8...
3 years ago Article Comment: 2014 New Balance National Indoor entry list
From ORHS: Malik Hardy in LJ and 60, and also a 4x2.
3 years ago UK Invite Qualification Criteria
UK Invitational is one of the best-run meets I attend each year, indoors or out. Jim is also the ...
3 years ago The Case Against School-based Sports
Re: Nashville kids paying a club coach yet competing for their school That "club" coach does c...
3 years ago Sea Ray Relays 2014
We're not going to this meet, but I was curious about how they'd combine the VTC with SeaRay and ...
3 years ago Oak Ridge High School Time Trial Meet 2014
Start 4:30 PM *FAT - but no 3200, TJ, 4x8, 4x2, IH* 100/110 Hurdles 100 Dash 1600 Run 4x1...