Coach James grew up in Memphis, Tennessee and ran track and cross-country for the University of Alabama. He fundamentally believes that cross-country is one of the greatest sports a young athlete can be involved in and has witnessed first hand the power of this sport, its ability to develop a community, and establish relationships across a diverse group of runners of varying ages and abilities. Our sport is one that can be taken with you anywhere you go, shared with anyone you meet, and be a gateway to new and lifelong friendships.
West Seattle Road Runner Coaching Staff are active USATF members, have completed the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training Course, and maintain current background checks to remain on the USTAF Safe Sport Compliance List.
Coach James is a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach and is listed on the USATF Coaches Registry