Club Manager & Head Coach - Steven Gunter
Coach Steve serves as head coach for Evolution Track Club. He is a USA Track and Field Coach with coaching credentials to train athletes on all levels of track and field. Coach Steve is a 4x Nationals Qualifying Coach. His focus is on developing sprinters. Steve was a high school track and field standout in the 400m, 110m Hurdles, 400m Hurdles, and competed on the 4x100m and 4x400m relay. He went on to earn a football scholarship to a Big Ten Conference school, Indiana University. Steve also did a brief stint in the National Football League.
Long Jump Coach - Rhea Yates
Coach Rhea is not only the founder of Evolution Track Club she also specializes in the long jump event. Rhea is a USA Track and Field Coach with coaching credentials to train athletes on all levels of track and field. She also serves as a USATF Official at major event meets.
Sprint Coach - Kesrick Fraser
Coach "Kes" was one of the top elite sprinters in the world. A member of the Jamaican National Team, Kes competed in the 100m, 200m, and 4x400m relay. Today Kes focuses on developing Elite Sprinters and Hurdlers who are preparing to compete on the collegiate and professional level. Kes also coaches World Class Sprinters who have gone on to compete in the U.S. Outdoor Championships, Pan Am Games, and U.S. Olympic Trials. Kesrick is a USA Track and Field Coach with coaching credentials to train athletes on all levels of track and field.
MID-Distance Coach - Barry Alston
Coach Barry serves as an assistant coach with a primary focus on middle distance running. Coach Barry has developed and led several mid-distance runners to the Regional Finals. With an emphasis on 400m and 800m training athletes are tested to their limits but also receive valuable teaching to help them progress at their event.
Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin Coach - Alan Byrd
Coach Alan serves as an assistant coach specializing in the Shot Put, Discus, and Javelin. Alan was a multi-sport athlete in high school and received numerous honors and awards. Alan is a Nationals Qualifying Coach in the javelin.
Hurdles and High Jump COACH - Melody McGee
Coach "Mel" serves as an assistant coach specializing in the Hurdles. Melody is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University where she competed in the Hurdles and received numerous honors and awards. During Melody's tenure at Clayton High School (Clayton, NC) she earned two letters in track & field and was also named Most Outstanding Performer and All-Conference. Melody brings an enormous amount of experience and knowledge to the Evolution hurdle program. Melody is a 2x Nationals Qualifying Coach in the hurdles.
Sprint Coach - Ian "Josh" Walker
Coach Josh is a member of the coaching staff for Evolution Track Club with a focus on sprinters. He competed as a 3 sport athlete in high school, is a graduate of NC State University and currently serves as the director of a community center and pastor. Coach Josh is dedicated to seeing the youth flourish as people, athletes, and substantial assets to their community.
Distance and Cross Country Coach - Michael Pit
Coach Mike brings incredible experience to long running. A former distance runner at the University of West Virginia, Mike has brought that knowledge and experience to Evolution. He is the head coach for the cross country team and heads up Evolution's distance training program.
Distance and Cross Country Coach - Bill Ackner
Coach Bill is a long time distance runner. Having competed in college and most recently have run in cross country, half marathons, and marathon events. His knowledge and experience has been a key asset to Evolution and the growth in the club. Bill is also currently training to compete in the Boston Marathon.