Founder and Co-Head Coach Mike Etheredge
Coach Etheredge is a Army veteran and has been coaching track & field for 30 years and working with youth for 35 years. Etheredge has trained over 100 National Junior Olympic Athletes and out of that over 60 youth have been accepted to college on track scholarship since 2008.
Co-Head Coach Rodney McGhee
Coach McGhee started his Track and Field career as a 400-Meter-High School Stand-out from 1973-1977 at Glen Oaks Senior High School in Baton Rouge Louisiana. He briefly attended Southern University until joining the United States Navy in 1979. During his 20-year career he was a player on the Base, Division and the Department Basketball teams at every Duty Station that he was assigned to. Also during his military career, he began his coaching career by coaching the Command’s Women’s Basketball Team stationed in Misawa, Japan, which won the Base Championship in their second season. After retiring from the Military he began Training one of his Sons in the theory of running the 400 meters. At his point a decision was made that the Father and Son tandem were ready to move to the next level. In the Summer of 2008 he became one of the sprint and field event coaches for The Golden Elite Track Club. Coach McGhee has become a great motivator, influence and life teacher to all that he has been privileged to coach. To Coach McGhee coaching youth in track and field is not about himself, but about the youth that he coaches
Coach Dallas Glenn Throw coach
Dallas Glenn is a Track and Field coach and Educator who currently serves as Golden Elite’s Throwing Coach and as a Substitute Teacher for the Escambia County School District. Dallas is also a student at the University of West Florida pursuing his Bachelor’s in Teaching and Learning, and is a graduate of Pensacola State College with an Associate’s degree in English. In his short Track and Field coaching career, he has already coached 4 nationally ranked throwers and has had a hand in coaching a state champion decathlete.
Coach Heidi Chambers High jump coach
I am Currently a Head Boys track and field Coach at Woodham Middle School. I have Been coaching Track and field for 3yrs, But grew up on it, competing in AAU track and Field, qualifying for the Junior Olympics Nationally 3 yrs in a row. I am happy to apart of the Golden Elite family this year, Coaching the high jumpers!!
Coach Tony Hill (Sprint Coach):
Coach Tony has been a volunteer assistant Track and Field coach at Gulf Breeze High School for over five years and started with the Golden Elite Track Club in 2016. He is an NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach and has taken the NFHS Sport Specific Track and Field Course. Coach Tony is an NCSF Certified Personal Trainer and a long term member of the USATF. His main focus is on block starts and sprint technique. He really enjoys working with young athletes that are willing to work hard to reach their individual goals. Coach Tony still trains and competes as a Master’s Track and Field sprinter in the 100m, 200m, and 400m events. More information about sprinting can be found at coachtonysprintcoach.com.
Assistant Coach’s (bio and photo coming soon)