Meet The Coaches

HEAD COACH - CHAD WORTHEN
USATF LEVEL 2 COACH

Coach Chad began seriously competing in Track and Field his sophomore year at Roseville High School. Starting out as a sprinter in High School. He went on to Sierra Junior College in Rocklin and moved up in distance to the 400 meters and Long Jump and well as the relays. He moved up in distance once again when he walked on at CSU Sacramento to the 800 meters. He placed 6th in the America West Conference meet in his final collegiate meet in 1996. Realizing that maybe his potential was in the distance events he continued to move up until running his first Marathon in 1998. Since that time he continued to progress in the event with the peak being his personal best of 2:22 in 2002 that qualified him for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials in Birmingham, AL. Chad continues to compete in many road races in the area, while still coaching year round.

Education:
Graduated Roseville High School (1991)
Associate of Science Computer Science Sierra College (1994)
Bachelor of Science Kinesiology Coaching Concentration CSU Sacramento (1999)

Running Experience:
30 Years competitive Track and Field, Cross Country, and Road Racing Athlete.
Competed in 400+ Road Races
Completed 12 Marathons
Completed 3 Ultra-Marathons
1989-1991 Competed for Roseville High School
1991-1993 Competed for Sierra College
1994-1997 Competed for Division I CSU Sacramento
2004 70th place U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
1st place 2005 Pacific Association Road Race Grand Prix Long Series
2008 1st place San Francisco Marathon
2009 2nd place Eugene Marathon
2010 2nd place World Masters Marathon
2011 1st place Jed Smith 50K

Coaching Experience:
1994 Assistant Track & Field Coach Sierra College
1997 Assistant Track & Field Coach CSU Sacramento
1998-Present Various distance running individual/private coaching
2007 Roseville Express Track Club Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach
2008-Present Fleet Feet Racing Sacramento Head Coach
2009-Present Fleet Feet FIT Head Coach
2010-Present Oak Hill Racing Track & Field and Cross Country Head Coach/Founder
2015-Present Inderkum High School Cross Country Head Coach
2016-Present Inderkum High School Track & Field Head Coach

Coaching Philosophy:
I am of the opinion that everyone is different. Especially when it comes to coaching sports. What works for one person won’t work for everyone. Specifically when talking about running some people get great benefits from running high mileage other people just get injured. The best type of training is the training that people will do day in and day out. Setting short term and long term goals helps people get motivated. Accomplishing those goals keeps them motivated. Variety keeps things interesting. Every piece of the training plan has a purpose.

Personal Records:
100m: 11.4 (1991)
200m: 22.8 (1991)
400m: 51.0 (1993)
Long Jump: 19’4” (1993)
800m: 1:58 (1996)
Mile: 4:23 (2001)
5K: 15:12 (2002)
10K: 31:36 (2002)
Half Marathon: 1:08 (2002)
Marathon: 2:22 (2002)
50K: 3:18 (2010)
50M: 6:47 (2013)

HEAD COACH STACEY WORTHEN
USATF LEVEL 1 COACH

Coach Stacey started her running career in 3rd grade.  She continued to run through elementary school. She didn't run during junior high school, but then started again in High school. In High school year she was a sprinter running the 200, 400 and both relays. It was her second year at Sierra junior college she switched from the 400 to the 800. Her coach, Jim Hunt felt she would excel in the 800. Her first year running it she ran a personal best of 2:17 and took 9th place in the Junior collage state meet. After junior college she was offered a scholarship to run for CSU Sacramento. After her college years she decided to switch gears and concentrate on the 5k. She ran for West Valley Track club for several years before joining the Fleet Feet Racing Team whom she still competes for in the area. 

 

Education:

Graduated Folsom High School (1991)

Associate of Arts Early Childhood Education Sierra College (1994)

Bachelor of Arts Child Development CSU Sacramento (1997)

 

Running Experience:

30+ Years Competitive Running in Track & Field, Cross Country and Road Racing 

Completed 7 marathons

2002 Competed in the US XC National Championships

2007 2nd Overall Female City of Trees Marathon
2011 Competed in the World Masters Championships

2012 3rd Overall Female in the Malibu marathon

 

Coaching Experience:

2005-Present Private coaching for individual runners
2010-Present Oak Hill Racing Head Coach/Founder

 

Personal Records:

400m 60.08 (1991)

800m 2:17 (1994)

Mile 5:22 (1996)

5K 17:56 (1999)

10K 37:40 (2003)

Half Marathon 1:27.02 (2010)

Marathon 3:06:52 (2012)


ASSISTANT COACH - DAVID PORTER

Coach David began running track and field in the fourth grade at St. Agnes in Concord, California. He moved to Granite Bay where he continued to run track for Oakmont High School. During his high school running career, he discovered that the 400M, 110M High Hurdles, and the 300M Intermediate Hurdles were the events he wanted to focus on. It was in these events where he placed first at the league finals. In high school he would then qualify for section finals and finish in the top 8 every year. He was recruited to run track for Chico State. He ran as a hurdler at Chico for one year. He then decided to focus on cycling and trained with many of the amateur and pro cycling teams in the Sacramento area. He now rides for Cycle Folsom, a club that he helped co-found.

Education:
Graduated Oakmont High School (1992)
Bachelor of Science, Child Development, CSU Chico (1998)
Masters in School Counseling, PPS Credential, University of La Verne (2001)

Palmarès:
100M – 11.6
400M – 49.8
800M – 2:05.3
Mile – 5:00.
110M High Hurdles – 14.7
300M High Hurdles – 37.8
High Jump – 6’0”
Oakmont High School Frosh record holder – 400M - 52.23
Oakmont High School J.V. record holder – 400M - 50.66
Oakmont High School Varsity all time top 5 – 110 H.H. – 14.7
Oakmont High School Varsity all time top 5 – 300M I.H. 37.8
Oakmont High School MVP - 1992