2020-2021 Roster & Coaching Staff


Kenneth McCreary

Head Coach 

[email protected]

(786) 405-6136

Coach McCreary, aka Coach Kenny,  enters his 5th year as the ODU Head Coach, 15th year of coaching overall. He has previously coached Sprints and relays at the high school level in both Indiana & Virginia. Coach McCreary has coached 19 State Qualifiers and 20 National Qualifers in the 2 states he's coached in. Coach McCreary is a graduate of Riley HS in South Bend, IN, and a 2010 graduate of Purdue University.

Kendal Jefferson

Associate Head Coach/Sprints

[email protected]

757-230-4317


Coach Jefferson, aka Coach Kendal is in his 5th season as the Assistant Head Track Coach at ODU.  This is his 8th year of coaching Sprinters. All of his previous coaching years have been in the developmental & Junior Olympics levels. Coach Kendal has coached 5 sprinting Junior Olympic national champions in his career. Coach Kendal has coordinated a 4x100 Relay to a 24th overal finish at the New Balance Championships.

Robert Gay

Recruiting Coordinator

[email protected]

(757) 469-8101



Robert Gay is in his first season as Recruiting Coordinator for the Monarchs. Previously, he served as a track athete here at Old Dominion, running the 400m with a PR of 50.12. RC was on the first team back at ODU in 2016 and was one of the biggest priorities for the first year staff.

Alonzo Moore

Jumps Coach

[email protected]

(803) 445-8172

Coach Moore is a 5 year coaching Veteran and has been involved in NCAA athletics at the Professional level for 10 years. Coach Moore brings his talents back to Hampton Roads after having had success as a Triple Jumper at the University of Wisconsin where he was a part of 4-Triple Crowns, as well as 3 Individual Big Ten Championships and a 2-Time All American. Coach Moore has also enjoyed success as an Olympic Caliber Jumper, placing 10th in the 2008 Olympic Trials, and  3rd in the 2009 USA Indoor Championships.

Curtis Dudley

Sprints Assistant Coach

[email protected]

(757) 386-9475

Coach Dudley, in his first year coaching, is a 2020 Graduate and 100m Record Holder at Virginia Wesleyan University in Virginia Beach, VA. Coach Dudley was coached by Coach McCreary prior to his time at Virginia Wesleyan.

Kimberly Darden

Throws Coach

[email protected]

(757) 737-9988

Coach Darden is a  6 year coaching Veteran, including 3 years togeher at ODU. At ODU, she coaches shotups, Discus, Hammer, and Javelin. Her throwers at the AAU level consistently have a great blend of power, strength and technique.  Coach Princess' approach to teaching throws mechanics is unmatched. She has coached 29 AAU Junior Olympic Qualifiers, 8 HS National Qualifiers & 8 HS State Qualifers.

Dr. Brian Maher

Team's PT

Direct Performance PT

[email protected]

(757) 609-0048

Dr. Brian Maher, PT, DPT, CMTPT earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Augustine in 2012 with a heavy focus on manual therapy techniques. He graduated with high honors and excelled in joint mobilization and manipulation techniques serving as a teacher assistant and tutor in manual courses during his final semester. While in school, his clinical rotations covered a wide spectrum of patient populations including sports, chronic pain, and neurological dysfunctions. He earned his B.S. in Sports Medicine and Kinesiology from the University of Virginia in 2009. While at UVA he was active in local physical therapy facilities and served as a research assistant at the University’s running clinic.


Alex Holley, a former Hurdler for both Old Domionion, and Iowa Western C.C., will coordinate the Short & Long Hurdles this season. Alex's previous coaching career includes a single season at local Granby High School where he served as a Long Sprints & Hurdles Coach.

Dr. Nathan Willaford

Team's PT

Direct Performance PT

[email protected]


(757) 742-3778


Dr. Nathan Willaford earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree with honors from Radford University in 2018 and his B.S in Exercise Science from Old Dominion University in 2009. Nathan’s clinical experiences as a student were heavily focused in orthopedics and sports medicine helping individuals avoid surgery as well as those recovering from surgery.

As a student, Nathan was also the founder and President of a Student Special Interest Group under the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists which has allowed him to excel in a variety of manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilization, spinal manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and manual trigger point release.

Nathan enjoys and looks forward to treating individuals from all levels of fitness and function to allow individuals to return to the level of activity they wish to be at, and to promote movement and an active lifestyle.

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Janae Beard

 Long Sprints


Class of 2024

Chesterfield, VA

Thomas Dale High School

Exercise Science

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Nyla Blair

Short Sprints

Class of 2023

Yorktown VA

Tabb High School

Business Management

Michelle Diaz

Long Sprints


Class of 2024

Woodbridge, VA

Freedom High School

Psychology

MarieAntionette Gaspard

Jumps

Class of 2021

Woodbridge, VA

Hylton High School

Biology

Leah Morton

Jumps

Captain

Class of 2021

Warrenton, VA

Kettle Run High School

Elementary Education

Richara Tillman

Jumps

Sprints

Class of 2023

Syracuse, NY

Nottoway High School

Biology (Pre-Med)

Myaja Watson

Multis

Class of 2023
Indianapolis, IN

Amherst County HS

Business Management 

& Dance

Kaeliegh Lowman

Distance


Class of 2021

Gastonia, NC

Art Education


Isaiah Robertson

Hurdles

CAPTAIN

Class of 2021

Virginia Beach, VA

Tallwood High School

Exercise Science


Akiel Bell

Sprints


Class of 2024

Virginia Beach, VA

First Colonial High School

Criminal Justice & Sociology

Teddy Brown Jr.

Long Sprints

Class of 2024

Fredericksburg, VA

Massaponax High School

Biology

Kim Carruthers III

Long Sprints

Class of 2024

Fayetteville, NC

Chancellor High School

Business Marketing

Tyrone (TC) Clarke

Sprints

Captain

Class of 2021

Farmville, VA

Oscar Smith High School

Theatre

Stephen Dishmond

Jumps


Class of 2021

Waynesboro, GA

Voorhees College Transfer

Sports Management


Devon Dwyer

Long Sprints

Parlamentarian

Class of 2024

Opa-locka, FL

Miami Norland Senior HS

Dental Hygiene

Jalen Jackson-Fair

Sprints


Class of 2023

Yorktown, VA

Tabb High School

Civil Engineering

Darrius Jones

 Multis


Class of 2024

Henrico, VA

Varina High School

Psychology

Joshua Julien

Hurdles


Class of 2023

Brooklyn, NY

Forks Union Military Aca.

Graphic Design


Brian Harold Jr.

Sprints


Class of 2024

Yorktown, VA

York High School

Business Analytics

Jahlil Harris

Middle Distance


Class of 2023

Richmond, VA

Varina High School

Communication

Robby King

Distance


Class of 2021

Chesapeake, VA

Deep Creek High School

Cinema Production


Irshad Parker

Sprints

Class of 2024

Norfolk, VA

Granby High School

Theatre


Keonte Surita

Hurdles


Class of 2022

Richmond, VA

Lenoir-Rhyne University (Transfer)

Criminal Justice


Mikal Warfield-Payne

Hurdles


Class of 2024

Pittsburgh, PA

Kiski Prep School

Undecided Major


Emmanuel Carpenter

Sprints


Class of 2023

Alexandria, VA

Undecided Major


Amareon King

Sprints


Class of 2024

Salem, VA

Undecided Major


Aiden Wilson

Sprints


Class of 2024

Newport News, VA

Undecided Major


T'Ziah James

Sprints


Class of 2022

Richmond, VA

Undecided Major


Syrael Breckenridge

Jumps


Class of 2022

Charlottsville, VA

Undecided Major


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