Coaches

The camp coaching staff is listed below. Because of our coaches' busy schedules, the coaching staff is subject to change.

Mac Wilkins

Mac Wilkins

Mac Wilkins – 4 x Olympian

Mac Wilkins’ career spanned 23 years, four Olympic teams and four world records. He will be remembered as one of the greatest all-around throwers of all-time.

Graduate of the University of Oregon, Wilkins set lifetime bests of 69-11/4 in the shot put, 232,10 in the discus, 208-10 in the hammer throw and 257-4 in the javelin. He was nationally ranked in the first three events, but it was in the discus where he achieved his greatest glory. He set the world discus record four times and five times set the American discus mark. A member of four US Olympic teams, Wilkins achieved his greatest Olympic fame in 1976 when he won the gold medal after setting an Olympic record of 224-0 in the preliminaries. He was also on the 1980 US Olympic team that didn’t compete, placed second at the 1984 Games and was fifth at the 1988 Games.

When asked what to look for in a good discus throw, Mac said, “Look for a fast release and a smooooooth flight pattern. A quartering wind is helpful since the discus is aerodynamic, much like an airplane wing.”

Tim Bright

Tim Bright

Tim Bright – 3 x Olympian

Tim wanted to play football, but was told he was too small...then discovered he was good at many different track and field events -- enter the decathlon! One year after finishing college at Abilene Texas Christian, Tim made his first of three Olympic teams. Bright remains ACU's only three-time Olympian, competing twice as a decathlete and once as a vaulter. After competing in 7 events at the 1988 Olympic Games in Korea, he set a world record in the pole vault decathlon. He was continually ranked in the top 10 nationally for over 10 years. He is a 19’2 plus vaulter and an 8,400 plus decathlete, a 3-time Olympian, 4-world championship and a highly respected guy!

His basic vaulting tips: “Run fast, hold high and plant hard. Every pole vault coach in history has used those words at one time or another, and they still apply today.”

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson – Olympian, bronze medalist

It was Dave-over-Dan at the ’92 trials as Dave Johnson romped to an 8,649-point winning performance. Johnson is a four-time USA champion decathlete and a bronze medalist during the 1992 Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain. Johnson burst in the national consciousness in the famous “Dan vs. Dave” Reebok commercials, launched during the 1992 Super Bowl. The Reebok campaign featured the competition between up-and-coming decathlete Dan O’ Brien and the champion Dave Johnson to qualify for the 1992 Olympics.

He is a coach and teacher at West Albany High School. His favorite event is the javelin.

“American decathletes are traditionally strong in speed and power events like the sprints, hurdles, and jumps. Points are awarded based upon performance, not placing. The grueling running events at the end often determine the winner.”

Dean Crouser – Shot Put

State Champion Shot putter from Gresham high school and the longest high school javelin thrower in US (230’6) before elbow injury.

Dean is a 3-time NCAA Champion in the Shot put and discus, 4-time Pac 10 champion, 2-time Pac 10 athlete of the year, NCAA meet record holder and 7-time All American and he still holds the University of Oregon record in both shot and discus.

What Dean wants you to know about the shot put:
The men’s shot weighs 16lbs. and the women’s 8lbs., 13oz. Many athletes today use the rotational technique, but other still rely on the backward shrift pioneered by the 1952 & 1956 gold medalist Parry O’Brien.

Cindy Greiner – Heptathlon

In 1984, the first year the Olympic heptathlon was staged, US Women served notice with a silver and fourth place showing. Jackie Joyner (later Kersee) won the silver, and Cindy Greiner finished fourth. She won 2 NCAA Championships, made 3 Olympic teams, won gold and silver in Pam Am Games and has jumped over 22 feet in the long jump.

Her worst event is the javelin. Cindy said, “Any good junior high school girl can beat me in the javelin.”

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George Walcott – Sprint coach

Former University of Oregon and Stanford Sprints Coach. Currently head track coach at Churchhill High School in Eugene and is an all sport speed & conditioning coach/consultant. Was a Pac-10 champion in the 200 and NCAA All-American while competing for the University of Oregon. Jamaican National/Caribbean Sprint Champion. Competed in the Pan American Games in 1980 and 1983. Competed in the World Championships for Jamaica in 1983 and was a 3x Olympic trials qualifier for Jamaica. 

Mark Hoxmeier

Mark Hoxmeier

Mark Hoxmeier – Discus

Two time state high school discus champion. His 194’08 is the 2nd best throw ever in Oregon high school history. While at Bosie State he earned 4 All-American honors (2 discus, 2 shot). He had a PR of 201’8 in the discus and 62’2.25” in the shot. In 2000 he competed in the Olympic Trials in both the discus and shot. Kevin Carr - 1986 Oregon All American, 1988 Olympic Trials, PR 201.4", Ranked 9th in USA 1997 

Duncan Atwood

Duncan Atwood

Duncan Atwood – Javelin

Two-time U.S. Olympian (threw 306' to break trails record by 15'), National HS Javelin champion 233' after improving 120' in Junior year, 3 x US Champion. 2 x Pan American Games Champion, Ranked 3rd in the world, best throws of 308'7" with old rules, 271'5" new rules, Kinesiologist, principal coach in USATF's Elite Athlete Project, owner of Pocket Videos, LLC. 

Julie Bright – Long Jump

Many amazing track and field athletes have passed through the University of Oregon Track and Field program. Julie Goodrich, now Julie Bright, was one of those athletes and still holds the U of O school record in the women’s long jump. She is a NCAA two-times All American and three time Olympic Trails qualifier. She won the 1991 Pan American Bronze Medal in the long jump and was the 1992 Olympic Team Alternate in Long jump. She is the director of Stars & Stripes Track Camp and is married to Tim Bright. They have two daughters, Maddy and Audrey.

Julie Bright

Julie Bright