Meet the Coaches

Our team brings years of experience and new ideas together to provide a more inclusive approach. We aim to have our athletes take more from their high school sports experience than just making new friends, memories and setting personal records but rather a mindset and skills they can use in their future.

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Walt VanZant

Competed in XC & track @ 
St. Ignatius High & SFSU.

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 1984, Cross Country and Track. 

Coaching allows Coach VZ to combine his life-long passion for running and statistics (was a Certified Public Accountant [CPA] for 30+ years). In addition to coaching XC & track, he serves as the president of his local running club.

 

Coach VZ has enjoyed a long running career with a long range - from the 800m to Ultramarathons! 

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Becki Kriege

Competed in XC & track @
Wilcox (C/O 1984) & in college.

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 2011.

Coach Becki is an experienced runner and dedicated teacher, and combining those skills are impactful on the track or trail for Wilcox Chargers! 

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D'Airrien Jackson

Coming soon.

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 20XX

Coming Soon!

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David Garza

Competed in XC & track @
Wilcox (C/O 2011).

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 2011

Recently returned to coaching in 2019 after taking some time to finish school and start his career.  

 

As an energy engineer, he develops energy and greenhouse gas reducing projects.

 

Coach Garza is remembered by Coach VZ as one of the best team captains he ever had.

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Lisan Douglas

Competed in Track at University of Alabama from 2007 - 2010; 2005 - 2006 competed in XC and Track at Stillman College. 

Coaching @ Wilcox
since 2018, head Track and Field Coach since 2019

Coach San joined Wilcox after serving as an Assistant Coach at Franklin College in August 2016. She also served as track and field coach at Port Saint Lucie Highschool from 2012 - 2014.  

Prior to coaching, Coach San ran on the women's track and field team at the University of Alabama from 2007 - 2010 where she also received her bachelors of arts degree in political science. She also competed for Stillman College from 2005 - 2006, and was named the cross country team's most valuable player before transferring to Alabama. Born in Kingston, Jamaica she attended high school in Port Saint Lucie, Florida and still holds the school record in the 4-x-100 meter relay.

Coach San holds a USTFCCCA Track and Field certification and is USA Weightlifting Level 1 Coach. These certifications bring a broad scope of technical knowledge to Charger athletes that will have an impact on all events. 

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