Last season I was an ambassador to the sport of running by serving as a race director and advertising running and encouraging running in the Athens area. I also organize a weekly run in Athens and encouraged people to attend twice weekly track workouts in Athens during the summer months. My biggest running accomplishment in 2014 was becoming an RRCA certified running coach and coaching several runners to realize their marathon goals. - Eric
Short Term Goals
Long Term Goals
I want to develop interest in the sport of running at the high school leveBestl and learn to mentor young runners. I achieved my RRCA coach's certification in 2014 and I want to use the coach certification to help others meet their goals, both through Fleet Feet sponsored programs and through individual coaching and mentoring.
Best Races from Last Season
Goal Races this Season
I'm as local as a local guy can be. I was born and raised in Athens, AL. My wife was also born and raised in Athens, AL. I went to college at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. North Alabama is my home and I love the area and the people. I am the race director for the Duck and Run 5k, the longest running 5k in Athens. We had our 11th running in 2014.
I work for ADTRAN, a company that started and is headquartered in Huntsville, AL. I was awarded the National Service Provider Account team's Systems Engineer of the year award at ADTRAN for 2014. ADTRAN also supports the health and well-being of its employees in a variety of ways including sponsoring select races and paying entry fees into select races for its employees.
I'm the fat guy who lost 70 lbs. and then realized I could run faster than a lot of people my age. Now, I want to share my love of running with anyone I meet.