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 31 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 14 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 oversees 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 575 athletes that it serves every year.
Alan served in 2011 – 2013 as commissioner of the Valley Youth Conference Track & Field and is currently on the VYC Executive Board of Directors as CFO.
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 14 grandchildren. Alan has been married to Elaine Bingham for 41 years.
Mark Cruz – Director, Track & Field
Mark is beginning his 9th year with Storm Track Club as director and coach. He enjoys introducing kids to the fundamentals of Track & Field with a philosophy of strong work ethic, self discipline and goal setting. These skill sets are fun, competitive and social, while developing their self confidence and knowledge to the importance of a health and fitness program. His goal is that athletes apply this philosophy to all aspects of their everyday life, as well as develop a higher standard of achievement in other sports, academics and life.
During his college years, Mark was a member of The Santa Monica Track Club, well known for producing countless Olympic athletes and setting numerous World and National records. In his 10 years with SMTC, he competed in events from 1500 meters to Marathons.
Mark and his family truly enjoy being part of the Storm Track Club program. His wife Lillian is the team Candy Mom, son Cameron is now a high school storm alumni athlete and daughter Madison is a Youth athlete.
Elaine Bingham – Track & Field Head Coach
Coach Bingham is entering her ninth year of coaching with Storm. She has been coaching youth track and field for over 32 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 & children of athletes she coached as youth.
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 14 grand children. She enjoys Duke Basketball! and riding on the back of her Harley Davidson Motorcycle with her husband of 40 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.
Rocky Turner – Assistant Head Coach – Relays / Coaches Education
This will be Coach Turners seventh year coaching for Storm. She has coached at the Midget and Youth Levels here at Storm. This year, she will return and focus on Relays.
Coach Turner has helped coach dozens of youth athletes the past three years to reach their goal and become All American Athletes at the National Junior Olympics. She is a USA Track & Field Level 2 Certified Youth Coach, and Pending USATF Level 3/IAAF Level 5 Elite Youth Coach. She brings 7 years of youth coaching experience with Santa Clarita Storm and Valley United Track Clubs at the local and national level, and over 25 years of track enthusiasm to her scientific approach to speed training. She currently is the Sprint Coach at Saugus High School.
Her coaching philosophy is simple. To be a true teacher of the sport. To teach the athletes not only the science behind speed training, but self respect, respect for their fellow athletes and their future competitors. She hopes to help them set realistic goals, teach them how to achieve them, and have a ton of fun in a sport that they too will fall in love with.
Sprint Age Group Coaches
Jamal Thompson – Youth & Intermediate Head Coach
This will be Coach Thompson’s sixth year coaching for Storm. Jamal has coached at every age level during his time with Storm Track Club. This year will be his first year at the youth level where he will assist long-time coach Rocky Turner.
Jamal’s primary experience with athletics is as an NCAA Division 1 volleyball player for CSUN where he competed for the only team CSUN has ever placed in a national championship game. He was lured back into athletics when his children expressed an interest in competing in Track and Field.
Currently Jamal is Managing Director at the independent wealth management firm, Domari Wealth Management. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 4 children.
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 boot camps, & private live, one-on-one Life Plan Immersions called CALIBRATE!
Byron is very excited to be on the coaching team this year. He will be an assistant to Jamal, 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.
Craig Burns – Youth & Intermediate Assistant Coach
Coach Burns is starting his third year coach. He will be assisting with the Youth & Intermediate age group. He grew up in Sacramento and received athletic scholarships in Baseball and football. He received his BA degree from California State University at Northridge, where he also played baseball. Coach Burns has 2 boys in the Storm program and has enjoyed watching them run for the past 4 years.
Coach Burns enjoys coaching youth basketball for Santa Clarita Parks & Rec, but wishes that his boys liked BASEBALL!!! In his spare time he likes to grill and spend time with his amazing family.
Terrance Junius – Youth & Intermediate Assistant Coach
Terrance is starting his third year coaching with Storm. He is the middle man coaching with the 200 to 400 meter athletes. Coach T is known for his energy and enthusiasm and he is loved for it, that he has returned this year to help the Youth group. He will be specializing in cool down.
Marvin Perkins – Youth & Intermediate Assistant Coach
Assisting the Youth and Intermediate age group, Coach Marvin Perkins is returning for his fourth year as a Storm Coach, having worked last year with the Gremlin, Bantam and Midget age group.
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.
Will Humphries – Youth & Intermediate Assistant Coach
Will Humphries hails from Indianapolis where he was a 2-time Conference Champion, City Champion, and state finalist in the 400m and 800m runs. He was the Indiana state runner-up in the 400m dash as a high school senior. Will accepted an athletic scholarship to Jackson State University, and was a member of the cross-country team and the track & field team where he competed in the 400m, 800m, 1600m relay. Following his strong desire to work in the entertainment industry, Will transferred to California State University at Northridge where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Cinema and Television Arts. He later earned his MBA at the University of La Verne. This will be Will’s seventh season as an assistant coach.
Will recently started his own digital marketing firm where he helps his clients grow their online and social media presence. He is also an ecommerce entrepreneur with a few online businesses including Upstart Tees, where they specialize in sports, family and lifestyle-themed t-shirts.
Will enjoys spending his downtime with his wife and two daughters, and pursuing his creative endeavors.
Danet Owens-Davis – Assistant Youth/Intermediate Coach
Although Danet is starting her first year with Storm, she has coached all age groups for the past 7 years with another team. She is very excited to be coaching with Storm this year.
Russell Shields – Midget Co-Head Coach – EMT
Russell is taking on the head coaching for the midget age group this year. He has completed his USATF level 1 coaching credential and has been preparing all year long to lead this years midgets. He 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 12 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.
Danielle Marsh – Midget Co-Head Coach
Jacky Parada – Midget Assistant Coach
Jacky is starting her forth year coaching for Storm, She has just completed her USATF Level 1 coaching certification.
Her two oldest children have grown up in the Track & Field lifestyle, now her youngest love it too. She loves to volunteer for what ever sport they are in. And is ready to tackle a new season for Storm Track Club.
.Chet Stockton – Midget Assistant Coach
My family is from Texas and I am a big Dallas Cowboy and Texas Longhorn fan. I was raised in Pasadena California where I ran track, and played football and baseball to the Junior College level. I also played some semi-pro baseball and A level softball.
My coaching experience has been coaching youth basketball, baseball, and some adult softball teams. My mentor on coaching is John wooden whom I have met twice and have read several of his books. I use his Pyramid of Success and his focus on team, team spirit, team unity. Most people don’t think of a track club as a team but it is. So my contribution is to encourage the kids to encourage their teammates, Cheer for them, the more advanced help the beginners(leadership), succeed together.
Professionally I am an Information Technology Engineer. My interests are music(I write music and play saxophone, piano, harmonica) boating, fishing, martial arts..
Alicia Stella – Bantam Co-Head Coach
Alicia is a third year coach for Storm. She coached with the Bantam last year. She has 2 athletes in the program and brings patients and expertise to our team. Alicia just completed her USATF Level 1 Coaches certification and is excited to continue with the Bantam age group.
David Grande – Bantam Co-Head Coach
David is a second year coach, and is excited to step into the co-head coaching position. I’ve enjoyed watching my two children compete in Storm the past three years with my son returning as a Bantam and my daughter is in her second year at Valencia High School Track program, Alex often comes back to help coach with blocks.
I competed in varsity Cross Country and Track at St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower CA. I also competed in national and international marathon waterski racing. I’ve always enjoyed the spirit of competition, setting goals and working hard to achieve your dreams. I’m very excited to join the Storm family in 2018.
Kathleen Pica – Bantam Assistant Coach
Kathleen will be coaching her first year for Storm after all of her children have enjoyed their 9 years with Storm, Her youngest is now moving on to College. She would like to fill her empty nest with helping Storm Athletes. She was a softball coach for 3 years and is looking forward to coaching Track & Field with the Bantams.
Beckie Warloe – Gremlins Head Coach
Beckie has been coaching track and field for the past 13 years, this is her sixth 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. She has also coached SOAR in the past 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
Erika Ehlert – Gremlin Assistant Coach
Erika has coached soccer and helped with her son’s baseball team, she is an avid runner and looks forward to helping out with sprints and distance.
Mike Salgado – Sub- Gremlin Head Coach
This is Mike’s third year coaching for Storm. Mike has truly enjoyed seeing his daughter grow in her athletic journey, and Has found himself loving running. Mike has three kids ages 8, 7, & 3. Works in Valencia and loves volunteering In extra Curricular activities around town.
Roger Bertola – Sub-Gremlin Assistant Coach
Roger is a Level 1 USATF certified coach, and this is his third year coaching with Storm. He has 3 kids running on the team. He enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams and being involved. Roger’s love for running began in high school where he ran track and cross country. Roger enjoys cycling, running and swimming. He is excited to be coaching with Storm again this year.
Alison Bertola – Sub-Gremlin Assistant Coach
Alison is a Level 1 USATF certified coach, and this is her third year coaching with Storm. She is a mom of three (all running with Storm), and an elementary school teacher. Alison played basketball in high school, but also ran Track and Cross Country in the off season. She enjoys running, cycling, and staying active with her family. Alison loves coaching the sub gremlins.
Brad Bohne – Head High Jump Coach / Gremlins
Brad is a true track and field enthusiast, who has been around it as long as he can remember. He grew up in Utah where he was a high school state champion in the 100m, 200m, and pole vault. After high school, he spent his college career as a multi event athlete, competing in the Decathlon, and specializing in the 400m.
For the past several years after work, Brad coached high school track and field in Salt Lake City, but a recent job opportunity relocated him and his family to Valencia.
Brad works as a construction superintendent, and is the lucky husband to his wife Kristi, and father of 2 little boys, and a little girl.
When he’s not busy at work, he enjoys spending time with his family by going to the beach, or playing at the park.
He’s excited to be involved with the Run Storm organization and cant wait to get on the track with the kids and have some fun.
Yoshicka Horton – Assistant High Jump Coach
Yoshicka has been a youth high jump coach for several years, she will join the Storm High Jump coaching staff. High jump takes patience and concentration. She find it a joy to watch athletes make it over the bar for the first time and achieve their goals.
Matt Jordan – Head Shot Put Coach
Coach Matt is excited to be returning for his fifth 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 used to compete for Storm before moving on to high school. 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!
.Glen Heinrich – Assistant Shot Put coach
Glen will be coaching his first year at Storm. He was an assistant line coach for the Saugus High School football team. He threw Shot Put in college and is looking forward to bringing his experience to the kids.
.Rodney Hawkins – Midget Long Jump Assistant / Midgets
Coach Hawkins returns for his fifth season with Storm and forth 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..
.Jeannine Giem – Bantam Long Jump Assistant
Jeannine has not formal coaching experience, but it life time athlete in several sports. This will be her second year to assist with long jump and will also help with the distance crew.
.Ralph Yoakum – Long Jump Coach
Ralph Yoakum is 37 year old San Fernando native. I grew up playing various sports up until junior college. I ran track my whole childhood and lettered in high school. I was a 1997 city finalist in the long jump and a 1993 Junior Olympics semi finalist. Ralph received his Level 1 USATF Coaching certification in 2017. Ralph has 2 children starting their third year with Storm.
.Norma Morrone – Long Jump Coach/Blocks Coach
Norma returns to us after a 2 year absence and is excited to be coaching again. Norma Bustamante Morrone went to North Bergen High School in New Jersey was part of the track team from 1975-1979. Track team held consecutive County championships was a Sprinter of the 100, 220, 440, yard dash. Ran anchor leg for 440 ,880 relay and Distance Medley relay teams. Was coached under Ira Wolfe (olympic hammer coach and trainer) , she also was a long jumper and was assistant coach for Storm long jumpers.
Anthony Joachim – Co-Head Hurdles Coach
Anthony has been coaching with Storm for many years, he started at a hurdle coach and is now moving over. He is returning back as the Hurdles Head Coach this year. He will also be assisting with Long Jump when he can. As a past collegiate coach he brings a lot of experience to the team.
Wayne Lee – Co-Head Hurdles
Wayne is in his seventh 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. Although his children have moved on into high school, he will stay and help train the new hurdle crew.
TBA – Blocks & Sprints / Midget Assistant Coach
Jeremy Stepan – Head Distance Coach
Responsible for the distance program, both track and cross-country. He is starting his 10th 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!
Mark Bingham – Bantam Distance Coach
Mark begins his sisth 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 Midget distance runners.
Mark now enjoys spending time with his son, fishing and and dirt bike riding.
Andy Gallardo – Distance Coach
Andy Gallardo is in his sisth year as a track and cross country coach for Storm.
He has helped coach gremlin, bantam and midget and now youth 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 15 and Brady 13.
Mo Washington – Distance Coach
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 Midgets during track season. He is a firm believer that you get out what you put in.
Jerry Flores – Distance Coach
This is Jerry’s forth year helping with our Distance program.
Monica Alten – Distance Coach
She grew up around the sport of running, competed at both the high school level and college, and is looking forward to working with the kids.
.Sean Giacone – Distance Coach
This is Sean’s second year coaching with Storm Track & Field. He has two daughters that have been with Storm’s Cross Country team for 4 years and this is their 3rd year with Track & Field. His daughters and all the other young athletes inspired him to start running over a year ago and he even accomplished his first half marathon in 2016. Sean is excited to continue his position as a Storm coach and he looks forward to helping and watching the kids progress over the season.
Jon Wadkins – Distance Coach
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 and is now in high school. You will find Jon running with the distance runners, especially on track night where he enjoys the speed work.
Brently Young – Distance Coach
Coach Brently started with the Storm family in 2014 when his son joined the distance team as a Bantam. He began helping in a more official way during the 2016 cross-country season. Coach Brently played competitive soccer through his mid 20’s. The highlight being a club team 2nd place finish in state his U-18 year. Coach Brently has been competing in Olympic distance triathlon since 2009, and finds his motivation by watching the effort of Storm runners. He has coached 5 years of AYSO soccer before joining the Storm family and is Safe Haven trained. He is excited to being his second year with the distance program.
Charlotte Bouyssou – Distance Coach
Strong believer of “a healthy mind in a healthy body”, Charlotte wants to bring the best out of every kid she can possibly train in the distance program. She is convinced that running teaches kids about humility and perseverance, on top of all the friends they make through the program, of course! Charlotte ‘s son, Clement, is a gremlin with the Storm Track club.
Mike Whitman – Distance Coach
Mike returns as a distance coach after a long break after his daughters have finished high school and moved on to college. Mike’s younger children are now running with Storm.
Nelson Vasquez – Distance Coach
Nelson joins the coaching staff after assisting from his previous team as head distance coach, he has three children in the program.
Stacey Halvorsen – Distance Coach
Stacey is an avid runner herself and has joined the Storm coaching staff after two years of coaching in the Palmdale Area.
Jeannine Giem – Long Jump Assistant / Distance Coach
Jeannine is starting her second year coaching in the Bantam age group, and will specialize in Long Jump. Jeannine grew up playing team sports such as volleyball, basketball, softball, swimming, and track. After college Jeannine started racing mountain bikes, and then road bikes, but now considers herself more of a runner, having completed two 50k ultra-marathons and soon the LA Marathon. Jeannine and her husband’s love of sports has translated to their kids Ally, a Storm Bantam track athlete and cross country runner, and son Weston, who is a multi-time State and National Champion cyclist. Jeannine studied Environmental Analysis at UC Irvine and runs a local civil engineering firm with her business partner.
John Baird – Distance Coach
John started running with Storm in Cross County as a parent volunteer running with the kids, he is very excited to join the coaching staff for Track. He also likes volunteering at his children’s school. He is looking forward to watching his 3 children compete this year.
Debbie Baird – Distance Coach
Debbie Baird also started running with the Storm Cross Country program, so also volunteers with her children’s school for the past 8 years, she looks forward to the new coaching experience with the distance program.
Julio Cruz – Distance Coach
Julio Cruz will be an assistant distance coach for the Bantams. He has been living in Santa Clarita his whole life. He is now a student at College of the Canyons and his major is accounting. He has a little brother who is in the program for the past 2 years and he is fascinated by the hard work that the coaches do for this team. He is excited to have a great season with you and your child.