Derek Scott has years of experience in both personal running as well as coaching. Collegiately, Derek was a 10-time All-American and 1 time national champion at Cornerstone University. Professionally, Derek ran for Team Indiana Elite in Bloomington, IN under the guidance of USATF Associate Sport and Science Director, Robert Chapman. Derek won the 2010 PUMA Mile, has a personal best of 3:57 in the mile and competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials Steeplechase under the guidance of coach and author of ‘Run Faster’, Brad Hudson.
Before volunteering with the University of Portland and Concordia University programs, Derek was the head distance coach for Liberty University, leading Sam Chelanga to NCAA Championships in both cross-country and the outdoor 5,000m. Derek now helps guide local runners of all abilities and has a very personalized coaching style. Derek can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derek brings years of personal running and coaching experience to the table. He ran at a high level through the 2012 Olympic T&F Trials, and got to train and learn under well respected coaches such as Robert Chapman (Director of Sport Science and Medicine at USATF) and Brad Hudson (author of Run Faster). He also coached at various high schools and was head distance coach at Liberty University before moving to Portland. While coaching isn’t his full-time job anymore, he loves to coach a variety of athletes on the side. He especially enjoys coaching collegiate and elite/sub-elite level, but coaches those of all abilities. His coaching style is more of a guidance style, to work around your work and life schedule, and to empower the runner to make his own decisions as well.
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