Our camp is staffed by some of the greatest former athletes in the world. Our coaches build character and confidence as they share about perseverance, teamwork, and goal setting. Please note that because of our coaches' busy schedules, the coaching staff is subject to change.
Past & Current Stars and Stripes Coaches
In 1984, the first year the Olympic heptathlon was staged, the U.S. women served notice with a silver and fourth place showing. Jackie Joyner won the silver and Cindy Greiner finished fourth. Greiner won two NCAA Championships, made three Olympic teams, won gold and silver in the 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.”
sprints, Pac-10 Champion
George Walcott came to the U.S. from his native Jamaica in 1979 and became a Pac-10 Champion in the 200 and NCAA All-American while competing for the University of Oregon. Walcott competed in the Pan American Games in 1980 and 1983 and competed for Jamaica in the 1983 World Championships. He was 3x Olympic trials qualifier for Jamaica and now serves as Associate Head Track & Field Coach at Northwest Christian University in Eugene.
POLE VAULT/decathlon, 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, Tim made his first of three Olympic teams, 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, and 4-time world champion.
jumps, Two-Time NCAA All American
Julie Goodrich, now Julie Bright, was the longtime school record holder in the women’s long jump at the University of Oregon. She is an NCAA two-time All American and three-time Olympic trials 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 and Stripes Track Camp and is married to Tim Bright.
Camille Jampolsky holds the University of Oregon school record in the high jump and is one of only five U of O athletes to have cleared six feet.
Mike Blackmore serves as head cross country coach at Linfield College. Blackmore was an NCAA All American in cross country and track and field during his time at the University of Oregon and is also a sub-four minute miler with a personal best of 3:57.