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 second year of coaching, Clyde enjoys tapping into that hidden potential of every athlete. He also believes that with the right attitude, all things are possible.

****Coaching for specialty events such as Throws are available upong request.