Chris McCaffrey, aka Coach Macca, grew up in Jacksonville, FL. Athletics took up most of his free time, soccer being his favorite sport. After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from St. Leo University, he began to focus his resources on the sport of running. His debut in competitive racing started with a Turkey Trot 5k November 2010. Chris placed fourth overall with a time of 17:50. Two weeks later was his debut 10k, finishing the race with a time of 37:18 and third overall. He was immediately picked up by a local racing team and running specialty store, to join the team on a 200 mile relay from Miami to Key West. The team placed 1st Overall, setting a new course record that still stands today. The team averaged a 6:08 minute mile pace.
After his running foundation was set, Chris earned himself several certifications. Personal Training with the International Sport Science Association. SPINNING Instructor with Mad Dogg Athletics. Selfmyofascial Release Technique Instructor with TriggerPoint Performance. Good Form Running Coach with Newton Running. Running Coach with USA Track & Field Level I and Road Runners Club of America.
Chris has now been competitively racing Road Running Events for the past ten years. However, for the past seven years, he has also been a high level competitor in Multisport Events. June 2019, Chris finished his first 140.6 Ironman triathlon with a time under 11 hours.
Other personal bests are listed below
1mi – 4:38 (2018)
5k – 15:29 (2019)
Half Marathon – 1:10:56 (2018)
Marathon – 2:34:36 (2018)
Jordon Garman is an assistant cross country coach and running lab technician at Jacksonville University, where he also received his M.S. in Kinesiology in 2018. A USATF certified coach, he is passionate about coaching individuals of all experience levels. As a pupil of running and life, he enjoys applying the knowledge he has gained through education, academic research, and his own athletic training. He is a firm believer that a coach’s duty is to assist athletes in manifesting their own abilities. Allowing individuals to gain and maintain skills that transcend the sport itself, he views running as the perfect medium for enhancing quality of life.
Other academic qualifications: B.S. Nutrition & Dietetics w/ Public Health Minor, University of North Florida 2016
Stephen is from Jacksonville, Florida and is a graduate of Bishop Kenny High School and Florida State University. He has a Level 1 coaching certificate from USATF. He has trained middle school, high school, and adult athletes for foot races ranging from the half-mile all the way to the marathon. Stephen has also qualified for the Boston Marathon three times.
Sean enjoys helping others get better and reach their goals and potential. Giving back his knowledge and experience to the running community means a great deal and is very important to him. He is motivated by helping others, watching them improve, and sharing in their excitement. Competing as a distance runner helped build discipline and confidence that he has been able to draw upon in many aspects of his life.
- Head Coach Georgia Southern Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Team – 1985-1986
- RRCA Georgia Marathon Champion- winner Savannah Marathon – 1986
- Three time U.S. Navy Marathon Champion – Blue Angel Marathon winner 1992-1994 (Course Record 2:22:45 1994)
- Three time Jacksonville Marathon Champion – 1993(x2) January & December, 2004
- USTAF Masters Outdoor Track Championship – Charlotte NC – Silver Medalist 5,000 & 10,000 meters-2006
- USTAF Certified Level 1 Coach – 2010
- 5k-14:42 -1986
- 10k-30:21 -1986
- 1/2 Marathon – 1:07:32-1985
- Marathon – 2:22:10-1992
Joshua Smith is a Physical Therapist who specializes in working with endurance athletes. He is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and is USATF Level 1 Certified. With experience in treating musculoskeletal issues daily, he understands how to manage runners through injuries and how to help athletes better formulate their training to minimize the risk of injury. He enjoys helping lead seminars regularly with his athletes to help educate and empower them.
In addition to being a Physical Therapist, he is an avid runner for both long and short distances, as well as a local triathlete. Having had the opportunity to run the Boston Marathon twice (a lifelong goal of his), he enjoys helping other runners qualify and reach their personal goals as well.