Brittney Reese named GHS girls track, cross country coach

ByLavinia E. Smith

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GULFPORT, Skip. (WLOX) – A few-time Olympic medalist Brittney Reese is back again in Gulfport to lead the track software she was a part of nearly 20 years back, with a chance to compete once more on her old stomping grounds from a distinct perspective.

“This is a new experience for me. I have been on the observe instruction for the last 10-in addition yrs,” Reese stated. “This is a various tactic for me, I’m really thrilled to get started and see what comes about for the foreseeable future.”

She’ll be the head mentor of the girls monitor and cross nation systems, although also helping create the school’s new indoor observe staff. It’s a eyesight she’s had for a couple years, sending this tweet 13 months in advance of she would acquire her 3rd and remaining Olympic medal:

“Back in California, I was an assistant mentor at a local community college or university and was able to practice children privately, so I by now realized what my end goal would be, and that was generally to be a observe coach,” she mentioned. “I assume I was put on Earth not only to get medals and contend but to inspire, and the ideal way for me to inspire these youngsters is be out there with them, and tutorial them in the proper route on and off the track.”

That keep track of will be a new observe, named just after the person who coached her for the duration of her higher school times, but understood she was unique a long time right before that: Gulfport legend, Prince Jones.

“As a seventh grader at Bayou See, I started off viewing her perform basketball,” Jones stated. “I watched her operate and stated to myself, when she receives to eighth grade, she’s going to be jogging track at Gulfport Substantial.”

Even while it is her initially stint as a head coach, her eyesight is clear: get back to the major.

“When I was in faculty, most people would dread Gulfport Higher,” Reese mentioned. “When we arrived into city, everybody was all anxious. We want to carry that back again, specifically on the keep track of. They’ve experienced a good monitor program the final few of yrs, but we could stage it up a notch and be back again to the place most people understands that Gulfport Superior is listed here, and we’re listed here to acquire.”

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