Brittney Reese named GHS girls track, cross country coach

ByTommie C. Curtis

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GULFPORT, Skip. (WLOX) – 3-time Olympic medalist Brittney Reese is back again in Gulfport to lead the observe application she was a component of just about 20 yrs in the past, with a chance to compete all over again on her old stomping grounds from a distinctive standpoint.

“This is a new experience for me. I’ve been on the keep track of training for the final 10-furthermore several years,” Reese said. “This is a unique technique for me, I’m really thrilled to get started and see what comes about for the future.”

She’ll be the head mentor of the girls monitor and cross state applications, when also encouraging produce the school’s new indoor monitor crew. It is a eyesight she’s experienced for a pair several years, sending this tweet 13 months right before she would earn her 3rd and final Olympic medal:

“Back in California, I was an assistant mentor at a local community college and was able to coach little ones privately, so I already knew what my end goal would be, and that was always to be a track mentor,” she mentioned. “I consider I was place on Earth not only to win medals and compete but to inspire, and the very best way for me to inspire these young ones is be out there with them, and guidebook them in the correct route on and off the observe.”

That keep track of will be a new monitor, named immediately after the guy who coached her all through her superior faculty times, but knew she was distinctive several years just before that: Gulfport legend, Prince Jones.

“As a seventh grader at Bayou See, I started seeing her engage in basketball,” Jones reported. “I watched her operate and claimed to myself, when she gets to eighth quality, she’s likely to be working keep track of at Gulfport Large.”

Even however it’s her first stint as a head mentor, her eyesight is clear: get back to the top.

“When I was in college, all people would dread Gulfport Higher,” Reese mentioned. “When we came into city, most people was all anxious. We want to provide that back, specifically on the keep track of. They’ve experienced a good track software the past pair of many years, but we could action it up a notch and be back to where by everybody understands that Gulfport Higher is in this article, and we’re listed here to win.”

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