Jerrell Waddell - Head Coach

Coach Jerrell has been coaching since 2009 and has been our Head Coach since 2011.  He specializes in sprints, middle distance and
long-distance running.  His favorite event as a coach is the long jump.

While he was in High School, Jerrell competed in Track & Field,
Basketball and Football.  He also played football at Oregon State University.  Go Beavers!

Coach Jerrell believes anyone who has the desire can become a good or even a great runner with hard work, discipline and  a coachable attitude.  He is passionate about teaching young athletes the fundamentals and techniques of optimal running form.

Coach Jerrell is the Executive Pastor at the Life Change Church in Portland.  He and his wife Shantel have three children, all of which started their track and field experience with our club.

Coach says if he could have a super power, he would "Run everywhere, no vehicle needed!  I simply love running!"