Mel is the founder of Track Minnesota. He has coached youth track for over 15 years including 5 years as sprint coach at the high school level and has been the assistant football coach at Blake High School for five years. Mel’s collegiate career included four seasons of football and track at the University of Minnesota. His professional football career included seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers. Mel owns and operates Maximim Multi-Services Corp.

JACK MAYERON 2002 to Present
Jack began his track and field career running on championship St. Louis Park High School teams coached by the legendary Roy Griak. Jack was an assistant coach at St. Cloud State College, head track and cross country coach at St. Cloud Tech High School and Mounds View High School. Currently Jack is General Manager at Barnett Chrysler and is in his seventh season with Track Minnesota.

SAMANTHA BAILEY 2004 to Presnt
Coach Sam is a graduate of Minneapolis North High School where she excelled in both track and cross country. She was named All City, All State and All American. She continued her distance running success at the University of Minnesota and Golden Valley Lutheran College.

DR. BYRON HILL 2005 to Presnt
Coach Byron was an outstanding track athlete at the University of Cincinnati where he specialized in the intermediate hurdlers. He also served as assistant track coach at the University of Cincinnati. Currently Dr. Hill is an executive with Honeywell.

DR. TARA WATSON 2001 to Presnt
Tara attended Seton Hall where she received many accolades as a student athlete. She was named Big East Athlete of the Year, an honor roll student Big East Champion and All American track athlete. Coach Tara has been on the track Minnesota staff for 7 years. Currently she owns and operates Watson Chiropractic Clinic.

STEVEN DOWNEY 2006 to Present
Coach Steven is in his third season with Track Minnesota, coaching the shot put, discus and javelin. Originally from Detroit, he was an excellent high school and college thrower. Coach Steven says he enjoyed competing and is looking forward to helping young throwers experience success in our sport.

Tiana Daniels 2013 to Present
Coach “U” originally from Nigeria competed in track and field at Bloomington Kennedy where he dominated the jumping events and still holds the school triple jump record. He has coached at Mankato State University, Bloomington Kennedy, Mankato East and Roosevelt High School. This is coach U’s third year as Track Minnesota’s jump coach.

Lamont Gilbert 2014 to Present
Coach Lamont :Cuddy” has been with TME since 2014.  Lamont specializes in the sprints and is the team sport development trainer.

Dawn Johnson 2001- to 2006   //  2015 to Present
Coach Dawn a former  Purdue Boilermaker All-American Athlete specializes in relays and sprints.


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