Head Coach

James Powell

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.

Assistant Coaches

Derek Bair

Andrea Bloom

Chris Faulkner

Andy Mason

Dave Moir

Marquia Monteiro

Jeff Permuy

Becky Ross

Steve Ross

Katrhryn Burt

Marc Papineau

Nikole Rock

Lori Sherick

Marissa Sitzmann

Jeff Washburn
Kari Washburn

Carolyn Whipple

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



West Seattle

Seattle, Washington


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