Meet Our Coaches
|Coach Hillary Leacock
Coach Hillary Leacock is the Head Coach, he has over 25 years of experience both as an athlete and a Youth Track and Field Coach. Coach Leacock specializes in the sprints, long jump, high jump, proper form and technique and general conditioning.
Coach Leacock attended North Carolina State and competed in High jump, 400M, 200M as well as represented his Country of Trinidad and Tobago on an international level. He believes that every person has a unique talent and it is his responsibility as a coach to unlock and groom that gift and allow it to blossom. He also believes that self-discipline, self-confidence and respect for others and authority are the basics to be successful in every aspect of life. He is somewhat of Drill Sargent; but is still able to make practices fun. “Track is the basis for all other active sports.”
|Coach Beverley Leacock
Coach Beverley has over 20 years of experience both as a Division I Graduate Assistant Coach and as a Youth Track and Field Coach and mentor. Coach Beverley specializes in the middle and long distance events.
Beverley attended Jackson State University where she was an All American. She competed in the 400, 800, 1500 meters and Cross Country events. Beverley has a passion for Track and Field and strongly believes that track and field promotes a healthy and active lifestyle and is the basic for all other sports. “All dreams are possible with a positive attitude, respect for others and strong commitment”
|Coach Fiaunna Shivers
Coach Fi, Fiaunna Shivers, is the Lightning’s horizontal jump coach. She has been a USATF coach for 6 years and is the parent of two USATF runners. Coach Fi is a NCSU alumni, where she ran the 100m dash, performed in the long and triple jump and earned several ACC accolades. She was Conference & Regional Champion three consecutive years in high school and still holds the record in all of her individual events. Fiaunna loves fitness and likes to take a wholistic approach to coaching. She believes healthy living should not be seasonal practice but a way of life.
|Coach Clyde Lewis
Coach Clyde is originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica but grew up in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Clyde is a four-time All-American Track and Field athlete and a graduate of Christopher Newport University. He enjoys competition and still competes as a USATF masters member. In his third year with the club as a USA Track & Field - Level 1 certified coach, Clyde enjoys tapping into that hidden potential of every athlete. He also believes that with the right attitude, all things are possible.
|Coach Lamonte Garrett
Coach Lamonte brings over seven years of youth track experience to the club and have produced several hurdler and jumper All-Americans in differrent age groups. What gets Coach Lamonte exicted is identifying a skillset that was going undetected and helping that athlete excel at it. "I love finding that high jumper or hurdler that ends up making nationals after not being able to do so in something like the 100 or 200 meters."
****Coaching for specialty events such as Throws are available upong request.