RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Commonwealth University Track & Field Coach Jon Riley is proud to announce that the school will be hosting a three-day coaching clinic for all interested parties from October 21-23.

Riley is working in conjunction with the USATF, on providing an opportunity for interested parties to earn their USATF Level 1 Certificate. The Level 1 program covers all events in a rudimentary manner by emphasizing fundamentals, rules, safety/risk management and instruction techniques. The Level 1 Course prepares an individual to coach at the junior high school, high school, club and junior age division level.

Wanna know more about the instructors?

Andrew Allden is the School Director & Endurance Instructor. He is a Level 1 and 2 Endurance Instructor and has 18 years experience as Division I Coach. He was selected as the 2003 Southeast Men's Coach of the Year and coached the 2001 Division I Men's 800m Champion.

Jon Riley is the Head Women's Track & Field Coach at Virginia Commonwealth and the jumps instructor for the VCU Level 1 School. He is a Level 2 coach in the Sprints/Hurdles/Relays and a Level 3 Coach in the jumps.

Mike Young is the Sports Sciences & Jumps Instructor for the UNC - Greensboro Level 1 School. He is the Director of Sports Performance for Human Performance Consulting and is Level 3 Coach in the Jumps, Sprints and Throws. He is also works as the USATF Biomechanist.

Loren Seagrave is the instructor of the sprints, hurdles & relays. He is the Co-Founder of Speed Dynamics and has been a USATF Coaching Education instructor since 1983. He has coached dozens of World Championship and Olympic Medalists.

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For more information or questions contact Andrew Allden at 919-619-3426 or by email at