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The Coaching Staff

At Team Green Running we have the most qualified staff in the area!  Not only does our staff have extensive coaching knowledge & experience in the sport, all have competed in cross country or track at a collegiate or National level!  Our coaches want to see your child succeed and accomplish their goals.  When you run with TGR, you can be confident knowing that your child will be cared for, encouraged, and coached towards their potential.  

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Head Coach- Dan Green

Dan Green

While Coach Green has coached athletes to State Championships, National Championships, and the Olympic Trials, his coaching motivation comes from helping athletes realize their potential.  For over 40 years he has been blessed to train athletes of all ages and abilities to do just that. Regardless of whether it's a Youth athlete racing at the USATF Championships, a Master running for the Gold at the Nationals, or an athlete running a local 5K for a PR his passion remains parallel.  His philosophy of teaching excellence through running and then motivating his athletes to go farther than they believed possible, has made him one of the winningest Coaches in the Nation.  He has been and still is a student of the sport as he continues to participate in seminars, clinics and coaching mentorship programs. 

USATF Coaching Certificates

   Level I

   Level II - Endurance

   Level II - Sprint & Hurdles

   Level III / IAAF Level 5 - Endurance 

Motivational Speaking Events


Sprints Coach- James Gilreath

James Gilreath

After assistant coaching with Team Green for 3 years,  James Gilreath is entering his first year as TGR's Sprint Coach.  As an athlete James is a NCAA All-American and Big 12 Champion while training under the legendary coaches Todd Harbour and Clyde Hart at Baylor University.  During his time at Baylor University, James coached for the City of Waco and qualified more than 15 track and field athletes (ages 5-18) for the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation Summer Games of Texas.  More recently James qualified and competed in the 2016 US Olympic Trials in the 800m.  He is currently in training for the 2020 Olympic Trials.  

Hurdles Coach- David Smith

Dan Green


Coach Smiths mission is to not only develop, train and consult, but more importantly,  to give back.  The best way he knows to do this is through using the wisdom that he has acquired through involvement with great athletic mentors and the network of coaches he has worked with throughout the last 40 years.  Peace of mind is priceless and is the fundamental component for happiness. This peace can be achieved through knowing the help you are receiving is from a respected and qualified mentor.  Coach Smith has a very diversified background and extensive knowledge that is available for athletes of all ages to take advantage of and utilize. We believe the life skills that athletics can instill, are not only valuable, but never ending.


You are in control of you. The level of success you achieve directly correlates to the amount of hard work you put into that field of interest. ~Coach Smith

All of our coaches are USATF members, Safe Sport certified, and background checked.

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