Alan Bingham – President Santa Clarita Track Club
Alan is the founder and president of the Santa Clarita Track Club, Alan has been involved with track and field for 29 years when his children first started, now his grandchildren are on the team. He has been timing track meets back as far as he can remember. As the founder of Santa Clarita Track Club 11 years ago he wanted to start a program that was specifically for Track & Field athletes. As president of the corporation, his primary duties and responsibilities are to manage the club’s business.
Alan still over sees the timing of the Santa Clarita Track Club events, from track meets, cross country meets, or SOAR’s 5k/10K run Mardi Gras Madness.
Santa Clarita Track Club has 3 divisions, Track & Field, Cross Country, and SOAR (Students off and Running).
Santa Clarita Track Club has approximately 500 athletes that it serves every year.
Alan has ran 9 marathons and 3 half marathons. When he’s not at a Storm event, he’s out on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle touring the back roads with his wife Elaine.
Alan has 5 adult children and 13 grandchildren. Alan has been married to Elaine Bingham for 39 years.
Mark Cruz – Director, Track & Field
Elaine Bingham – Track & Field Head Coach
Coach Bingham is entering her eighth year of coaching with Storm. She has been coaching youth track and field for over 29 years. She started coaching her 4 kids in another program and was instrumental in creating the Canyon Country team in 1994. She has served in the Valley Youth Conference as League President and Commissioner of Track and Field. She has also coached at the high school level at Canyon High School. Coach Bingham has attended countless coaching clinics to continue to learn and teach the sport. She is starting her second generation coaching with her grandkids.
Coach Bingham has completed 19 marathon and countless other races, she began running in 1994 a gift that was giving to her by her children’s interest in Track & Cross Country. As a child Elaine had Polio and was told she would never run. She is very thankful they were wrong.
When she is not coaching Track she spends most of her time with her family, 5 adult children, and 13 grand children. She enjoys Duke Basketball! and riding on the back of her Harley Davidson Motorcycle with her husband of 39 years Alan. They have toured most of the southwest.
Coaching Track & Field is her passion and she enjoys the success of every member on the Storm Team.
Rodney Hupalo – Assistant Track Head Coach
Responsible for the youth and intermediate, midgets and bantams age groups in the past, Coach Rodney returns for his seventh season in a coaching capacity for the Storm. A former member of the West Valley Eagles, Rodney went on to success at Crespi High School (Encino) where he competed in both hurdle events, long jump and 4 x400 relay (including braking the school record in the 300m hurdles) before being offered an athletic scholarship to run at California Lutheran University.
He is currently a USA Track and Field Level One Certified Coach and has helped guide Storm athletes to seven different National Championships (USATF & AAU) where they garnished two top-three finishes, four top-10 finishes and three All-America recognitions.
When not at the track, Coach Rodney can usually be found in his backyard at the BBQ trying to convince his family that smoking is better than gas, watching track meets on TV or taking his two daughters to concerts. Yes, he has seen the Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson, Demi Lovato and Justin Bieber (twice) before passing the torch to his wife for One Direction.
Sprint Age Group Coaches
Rocky Turner – Youth & Intermediate Head Coach,
Coach Turner started as an Assistant Coach for the Youth and Intermediate Group for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. In 2014, Coach Turner moved to head coach the Midget Division. This year, she will return to the Youth and Intermediate group, but will return as the new head coach. She has also coached at the high school level at her alma mater, Notre Dame High School, for three years before she started her family.
At ND she competed in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays, the 200m and the 400m, where she broke and held the school 400m record for over a decade. She continued to run for two years at the college level until her knees gave out. In 2013, Coach Turner volunteered at Saugus High School as the Freshman Football conditioning coach and returned in 2014 as the Conditioning Coach for the Junior Varsity Team. She is currently a USA Track and Field Level One Certified Coach and hopes to continue her education in the future.
When Coach Turner is not chasing down your children on the track, she is most likely cooking, driving, or cleaning up after her six children and amazing husband, Jeff. In her “spare” time, Coach Turner runs a non-profit called Mothers Fighting For Others which gives her the opportunity to fly to Kenya a few times a year. She takes this time to take care of her other 50+ children at Saint Monica Children’s Home for Girls.
Byron Davis – Youth & Intermediate Assistant Coach
Former American record holder in swimming, Ironman, turned career coach, Byron is the founder of the epic life project and absolutely loves helping people get unstuck and transform their passions into lives and careers they love. He does this through online resources, group coaching bootcamps, & private live, one-on-one LifePlan Immersions called CALIBRATE!
Byron is very excited to be on the coaching team this year. He will be an assistant to Rocky, coaching the youth sprinters.
Byron authored the book Re:Purposed (The art of turning setbacks into success through letting your obstacles lead the way), and created the 8 part peak performance audio program Unleash The Unstoppable YOU!
He enjoys speaking at conferences and helps audiences reverse limiting beliefs on the spot and teaches them to use the simple power of personal narratives to quickly establish new habits and activate their God gifted potential, on call.
Byron received his BA from UCLA and Masters from Biola University.
Jeffery James – Youth & Intermediate Assistant Coach
Jeffery is an All American football player – Stanford Univ, WR – Detroit Lion, Dallas Cowboys, Flag Football YMCA, Soccer AYSO, Freshman Football Valencia High School Coach, Assistant Track & Field at Valencia HS.
Chris Schauble – Midget Head Coach
Chris Schauble is Head Coach for the Storm Midget age group. He has been the Head Bantam Coach for the past 2 years. His coaching mottos are “Your child will have fun and reach his or her potential” and “We break records”! Don’t be surprised if you hear the second motto a lot.
Chris grew up with competitive sports and competed in the AAU Junior Olympics as a sprinter. As an adult, he found a love for distance sports and earned the title of three-time Ironman having completed the 140.6 mile competitions in Arizona, New York, and the Ironman World Championships in Kona Hawaii.
Chris is a certified USATF Level 1 coach. He’s also a graduate of multiple LA84 coaching clinics… Specializing in sprint events. He also credits mentor Charles Clinton (USATF Coach for Junior Elite Athletics) for his continued growth as a coach.
If Chris Schauble looks a bit familiar, it’s no surprise. When he’s not coaching with Storm, he’s anchoring the KTLA 5 Morning News from 4-7am.
Cynthia Monjoy – Assistant Midget Coach
Coach Cynthia is returning for her third year as the Bantam’s assistant coach. She enjoyed working with all the Storm families and coaches so much she had to return for more track fun.
Cynthia grew up here in Santa Clarita when there was more kale and onion fields than people. She inherited her family’s love for track and ran for the Warriors. (There was no Storm Track back then.) Later, she was a sprinter and long jumper for Saugus High School.
Working with kids keeps Coach Cynthia young at heart. She spends her days teaching 6th grade at Valencia Valley Elementary. At night, she gets her grove on at Zumba.
Liz Fusano – Midget Assistant Coach
Danielle Marsh – Midget Assistant Coach
Danielle Marsh is a first year coach for Storm, having just recently moved to California from Maryland. Although this is her first year coaching, she has volunteered with logistics for Storm track meets in the past. Danielle grew up in Michigan and attended the University of Michigan, where she studied to be an engineer and also performed in the Michigan Marching Band for four years. Danielle enjoys running with kids and is an avid runner herself, having completed eight marathons and many other races since taking up distance running while in college. She works as an aerospace engineer, and when she is not working or coaching she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, running, swimming, and playing the piano.
Lisa Haugen – Co Head Bantam Coach
Lisa ran high school 400, 800 and 4×4 in Oregon. Moved from Oregon with husband Barry and son Sam 3 years ago. Lisa has 6 children, all have been involved in running. Her oldest daughter ran track and cross country for University of Oregon.
Lisa has worked as a Pediatric Nurse for years and loves working with the young kids.
She still does a lot of recreational running, her favorite distance is the half marathon. She ran 14 last year.
Marvin Perkins – Co-Head Bantam Coach
Assisting the Bantam age group, Coach Marvin Perkins is returning for his third year as a Storm Coach, having worked last year with the Gremlin age kids.
A former New Yorker and athlete in swimming, diving, football and basketball, Coach Marvin starting running track as a high school sophomore only to increase his speed for football. He competed in the sprint events of 100, 200 and 4×100 relay and his high school team went undefeated for all three years of his time on the team.
In his spare time, Marvin runs a national and international outreach program and lectures throughout the country and globally relative to his outreach efforts. Coach Marvin enjoys time with his wife, son and his two daughters, both of which are returning for their second year on Storm. He works as regional sales director for IBM and is excited for another incredible track season.
Alicia Stella – Bantam, Assistant Coach
Alicia is a second year coach for Storm. She coached with the Gremlins last year. She has 2 athletes in the program and brings patients and expertise to our team.
Russell Shields – Bantam Assistant Coach – EMT
Russell has been competing in sports since he was “knee high to a grasshopper”. He credits all of his coaches/mentors in particular Coach Glenn, for not only teaching the fundamentals of sports but also how hard work, integrity, discipline, and perseverance can help you overcome any adversity. Russell graduated from “The” Westchester High School in Los Angeles, CA at 16 years old, where he competed in Baseball, basketball, and football (Go Comets)! Russell attended and graduated from the University of California, Riverside at 20 years old where he earned a BA in Sociology. He then became a high school teacher/mentor to at risk youth at a continuation school. Currently, Russell is a 11 year Fireman/EMT in the Los Angeles City Fire Department where he has founded a tutoring/mentoring program in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw community near his fire station.
Bill Eldridge – Bantam Assistant Coach
Bill joins the coaching staff as a first year coach with storm.
Beckie Warloe – Gremlins Head Coach
Beckie has been coaching track and field for the past 11 years, this is her second season with Storm. She will continue as head coach for the Gremlins
Beckie started her running career at Placerita Jr High. She continued her career at Valencia High where she specialized in the 800, 400, and 4×4 relay. After graduating Valencia she ran at COC where she went to state in the 400. Beckie started coaching track 10 years ago with Special Olympics. In 2010 she went to National games with Special Olympics and has an athlete going to Nationals this year. She has also coached SOAR for 4 years. In Beckies spare time she loves to run half marathons (NY marathon 2011, LA marathon 2010-2013, and CIM 2013), spend a day on the lake or in the desert riding her dirt bike. She all enjoys coaching SNAP (special needs athletes and peers) Ice Hockey and football.
Akil Davis – Gremlin Assistant Coach
Mark Bingham – Gremlin Assistant / Gremlin Distance Coach
Mark begins his third year assisting with the distance program. Mark began running at the age of 4, and his son followed in his steps by also starting at the age of 4. Mark’s cross country team at Canyon high school won state CIF championships in 2001. Mark competed in Track & Field, Cross Country, Track bike racing at the Encino velodrome, he competed in many youth triathlons. His PR in the 1600 was 4:32, 800 was 2:01. Mark is very excited to be helping the gremlin distance runners.
Mark now enjoys spending time with his son, fishing and and dirt bike riding.
Olivia Cantu – Gremlin Assistant Coach
Olivia has been competing in Track and Field since ’07. She began her track career in middle school at Del Sur and has continued to compete as a sprinter and long jumper at Valencia High School. She will continue to compete in college and volunteer to train and coach others. She was given the award for Most Valuable Athlete in 2012 and 2013. Olivia had the opportunity to train with Maurice Greene, a 5-time world champion and holder of 4 Olympic gold medals. This will be her second year of coaching. She hopes to be a great help to Storm now, and in the future.
Susan Shepard – Gremlin Assistant Coach
Carly Zollo – Gremlin Assistant Coach
Amanda Ohman – Gremlin Assistant Coach
Robert Shick – Head High Jump Coach
Matt Jordan – Head Shot Put Coach
Coach Matt is excited to be returning for his third season with Storm Track Club as shot put coach.
Coach Matt began throwing the shot put as a youth in Orange County. Both his grandfather and father competed in the throwing events and helped him develop strength and technique for the shot. Coach Matt attended Dana Hills High School and threw both the shot and discus. He broke the school record in the shot put his junior year and competed in the California State meet his senior year. Coach Matt earned an athletic scholarship to California State University Northridge where he competed in the shot put, discus, and hammer.
While at Northridge, Coach Matt had the opportunity to coach two elite high school athletes in the throwing events and helped them achieve personal records. Coaching for Storm last year inspired him to train and compete again at the Master’s Level and he finished the 2013 season with the top shot put mark in the state for his age group.
Coach Matt and his wife are the proud parents of two boys who will compete at the Midget and Bantam level this season. He works full time as the Corporate Security Director of a Pasadena based engineering firm and teaches part time at the University of Phoenix. When not coaching or working, Coach Matt and his family enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, and visiting various Southern California attractions – especially Disneyland!
Corey Fredrickson – Head Long Jump
Corey is returning for his 6th season assisting coaching. He has moved through the age group levels starting at Bantam, and will be finishing up with the Youth and Intermediate age groups. This year he will be assisting coach Raquel “Rocky” Turner in the Youth and Intermediate age groups. He also will be assisting, for the second year, in the Long Jump event.
He ran Cross Country and Track for Burbank High School and was a member of the 1973 JV CIF Foothill League Championship Cross Country Team. He has enjoyed coaching his 3 daughters in Softball, Soccer, and Basketball over the years, and is looking forward to his daughter Kelley’s final Track season competing in the Intermediate Division.
This year, Corey will be checking off another item on his bucket list, by running in the LA Marathon on March 22nd. He will also be warming up for the marathon by running a 10K in the Mardi-Gras Madness at the Valencia Town Center on February 22nd this year.
He’s looking forward in helping your child have fun and reach their goals this Track Season. Let’s Go STORM!
Rodney Hawkins – Long Jump Assistant
Coach Hawkins returns for his fourth season with Storm and third year as an assistant coach for long jump. In between duties he also likes to help as an assistance coach to the Bantams. Coach Hawkins passion for Track and Field started during his sophomore year in high school. His events were the 200 m and long jump. Now he enjoys watching his two sons grow and improve as all around athletes. Coaching sports has always been a big part of his life after becoming a father. During the STORM off season, he coaches AYSO soccer teams for both his sons.
When not coaching, he enjoys playing golf or snowboarding with family and friends.
Curtis Smith – Long Jump Assistant
Bio: Curtis Smith returns for his third season of coaching the long jump with the Storm. While relatively new to coaching, he has one year of experience as a volunteer jumps coach with the University of Tulsa. He also spent one summer volunteering with his former USATF youth track club in Wilmington, Delaware. The bulk of his experience stems from his ten years as a track and field competitor. Coach Curtis was a NCAA Division 1 track and field athlete at the College of William & Mary in Virginia where he primarily competed in the triple jump, long jump and 400 meter run. He earned IC4A All-East honors in the triple jump in 2003 and several all-conference honors during his collegiate jumping career. He graduated from W&M with a business degree in Information Technology.
Norma Morrone – Long Jump Assistant
A graduate of C.S.U.N. with a Bachelor of Science. Competed in the 4x100m ,4x400m relays , 100m, 200m and the 400m. Held the North Bergen High School in New Jersey record in the 100 meter for over a decade while also competing in Long Jump throughout her High School career . Was Captain of her Team leading the team to a State Championship from 1976- 1978.
Later became an Aerobics Instructor for Holiday Health Spas and some Private Clubs for 3 years . To finally landing a job as a Chemist for Unilever Corp in Englewood New Jersey. Now She raises 2 girls on her own and takes pleasure in volunteering in their Swimming and Gymnastics Careers
Wayne Lee – Co-Head Hurdles
Wayne is in his fifth year of coaching for Storm. In addition to coaching hurdles for the Storm track team, he also coaches Storm cross country, the SOAR marathon training team for high school students, and helps with hurdles at West Ranch. Distance running is an integral part of family life for Wayne and his two kids who grew up with the Storm program. In high school, he competed in both the 120 and 330 yd hurdle events because in those days, there were no metric tracks.
John Lin – Co-Head Hurdles
This is John’s fourth season coaching hurdles. John has been a resident of Santa Clarita since 1986. John and his wife Lisa met at Saugus High School. They have two children Blake and Natalie who have been participating in the Storm track club for the past 6 years.
As a High School sophomore, John was introduced to hurdles and quickly grew to love and respect the challenging event. John left Saugus High School as league champion in both the 110 High Hurdles and 330 Intermediate Hurdles. John continued his love of Track & Field in College Men’s 110m Hurdles and 400m Hurdles.
Brian Bixler – Blocks & Sprints
Jeremy Stepan – Head Distance
Responsible for the distance program, both track and cross-country. He is starting his 8th track season and has been privileged to work with 100’s of amazing athletes. Many of the top high school athletes in our valley got their start with Storm.
Whether you are aiming for a college scholarship or just to be in shape, coach Jeremy’s pride is in helping you reach your goals and potential. Through words of encouragement and killer workouts his goal is to make you a runner for life.
With a group of over 6 incredible assistant coaches, we have continued to achieve excellence in youth distance running both at the local and national USATF levels.
Outside Storm he coaches.., and enjoys training for all disciplines of triathlon, and most importantly relaxing with his amazingly supportive wife of 17 years, and 4 kids!
Andy Gallardo – Distance
Andy Gallardo is in his fourth year as a track and cross country coach for Storm.
He has helped coach gremlin, bantam and midget age groups and works mainly with the distance coaches.
In his full time job, Andy is the Director of Fitness for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. His responsibilities include designing worksite initiatives to encourage employees and physicians to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Coach Gallardo holds a BA in Political Science from Arizona State University and an MA in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He is certified by National Academy of Sports Medicine in personal training, sports nutrition and weight loss. He is also an associate member of the American College of Sports Medicine. His specialties include group fitness instruction, injury prevention, weight loss and sports training for youth and adults.
He lives in Valencia, CA with his wife Laura and their sons, Blake 11 and
Mike Berretta – Distance
Mike began coaching with the Storm Cross Country and Distance track group in 2011. Mike ran track as a child, but transitioned to racing mountain bikes and road bikes through his twenties and thirties. He continues to ride for recreation, but now runs as a regular part of his exercise program.
Mike moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 2000 and live with wife and two daughters. His older daughter is swimming at Saugus High School and his younger daughter, Kaela, is currently a first year youth in the distance group.
Ted Ng – Distance, & Team Photographer
Ted began his track career in high school specializing in the 3200m, 1600m, and the long jump. He is currently team photographer for the Storm and assists with the distance program. Ted has been involved with the Santa Clarita Track Club since 2009 and currently has three children on the team. Ted commutes to work by bike almost everyday and has a reputation for making excellent peanut brittle.
Mike Whitman – Distance
Mike ran track and was a wrestler in high school but focused mostly on mountain biking and road biking through college. In 2009, when his oldest daughter started running, he started coaching with the Storm Cross Country Team and has continued with the Distance track group.
Mike moved to the Santa Clarita Valley in 1998 and lives with his wife, Susan, and their six children, ages 4 to 18, who started running at Storm. With kids in high schools, a junior high, and in elementary school, Mike finds himself running with amazing athletes at all levels. Mike also enjoys travel, backpacking and hiking.
Jon Wadkins – Distance
Jon grew up in Southern Idaho and ran track in High School running the 110m and 300m hurdles, and 1st leg of the mile relay. Jon ran the 400m at The Simplot Games the nation’s premier indoor track and field event for High School aged athletes.
Jon started assisting Storm in Cross Country and the distance Team in Track when his son
(Rylan) started running Cross Country in 2012 as a bantam. You will find Jon running with the distance runners, especially on track night where he enjoys the speed work.
Jon’s lovely wife Gin is the “StormWear” lady, selling all sorts of great Storm logo items. Jon has 2 children; Rylan, a XC JO athlete, and Briella, a national art contest winner.
Nathan Aina – Distance
Coach Aina is excited to be working with the distance groups again, in his forth year with the Storm. He has played or coached sports all his life and enjoys working with kids. His own preferred races as a runner were Half-Marathons. He knows how important it is for kids to be active and excel in meaningful activities like Track & Field. Coach Aina is a family man and loves time with his wife and four children. He is an attorney for the federal government, loves good fresh snickerdoodle cookies, has fun playing the violin, piano, or singing, and is very active in his Christian faith.
Patrick Miller – Distance
Patrick Miller is a junior at Valencia High School. I started running competitively in 9th grade when I joined Valencia’s cross country team, initially only as a means to avoid a regular p.e. class. Little did I know I would love running, the competitiveness of it and meet some amazing friends and Coach Jeremy. In all three of my high school years so far, I have participated in three sports a year – cross country, soccer and track. I also play club soccer year round. After high school, my ambition is to become a sports agent and ultimately general manager of a professional sports organization. This will be my first year coaching and I’m looking forward to it.
Mo Washington – Distance
Started with the cross country team in 2011 training with his two daughters Peyton & Hayden. His love and interest for the sport grew as they have. Now he coaches with the distance group in the fall and Bantams during track season. He is a firm believer that you get out what you put in…
Rey Duarte – Distance
Michael Fredricks – Distance
Chris Fernandez – Distance