Joining Great strides has been the greatest thing we have done for our girls. They learned more about running than ever before and gained more confidence in the process. Everything Coach Greg told our girls has a meaning that serves them well before a meet or after, and during practice as well. Even though my oldest daughter, Carmel, was only able to be in his program for a year, she got into the best shape of her life and became the 7A State Champion sophomore year in high school. Izzy, her younger sister, has been with the program since 7th grade but never really took running seriously until he encouraged her to run in high school. Coach Greg believed in Izzy and guided her to the potential he saw from the very beginning. He taught the girls that there’s more to running than just winning - it's about sportsmanship, positivity, and a place to have fun. The girls met some of their best friends while in his program and are perfect examples of the close-knit team he created. Coach Greg is not only a coach to the girls but like family as well. We are forever grateful for his program and continue to work with him!
- Sara A