Coach Richard Kerns

A retired employee of Legal Services Agency of Western Carolina, Inc.


In December of 2013 - Coach Kerns received the National Youth Chair's Award from USATF National Office.

Coach Kennedy

Coach Kennedy is retired Head Coach for the Girls Track and Field Team at Southside High School in Greenville, SC. 


In December of 2013, Coach Kennedy received the National Youth Chair's Award from USATF National Office.

Coach Thaddeus Sligh


Coach Sligh is a native of Greenville, SC. Graduated from Southside High School. Attended East Tennessee State University founder graduate and graduate school. Participated as a sprinter on the Varsity track team.


Currently serving as the President of USATF SC. Also, regional coordinator for region 4, which consist of SC, GA and FL. 


A National certified USATF official and coach of Quick Striders Track Club.



Coach Bennie Jones

Coach Bernie Jones has coached with the Quick Striders Track Club for the past seven years. Bernie was in the US Air Force for four years and while enlisted, he ran track on the Air Force team. Bernie is also a Trustee in his church and enjoys the time he spends working with the young people on the Quick Striders Team. Each year he looks forward to an outstanding season.

Congratulations to Coach Bernie Jones. Coach Jones was voted
2015 USATF Association Volunteer of the Year. 












Coach Kwabene "K.B." Brown

NSSF Rising Star Coach - KB Brown

Jun 22, 2008   from: National Scholastic Athletics Foundation














Kwabene Brown, or “KB” as he is best known, is a hard to catch rising star – the perfect recipient of the first NSSF Rising Star Coach award.


KB is etching himself into the annals of this country’s top hurdles coaches. His life story includes track and field in each chapter and the book just keeps getting better and better. He attended and competed in track and field at Clemson University. He has coached atWestside High School in South Carolina since 1999 and with the Quick Striders Track club from 2000 until the present.


Since the start of his coaching career in 1999, KB has produced 20 South Carolina State track and field champions in the 100, 110, and 400 meter hurdles. His athletes own three of the four South Carolina state track and field hurdle records – only the boys 400 meter hurdle title has been elusive.


KB’s pupils also have earned the following impressive array of additional titles and recognitions:

  • Eight USA Track & Field and AAU Junior Olympic National Championships in the hurdles.

  • National record in the boys High School 4x110hh Shuttle Hurdle Relay in 2004.

  • Nike Indoor Nationals boys shuttle hurdle champion and meet record (2004).

  • Several Nike Indoor All American selections in the 60hh and 3 Shuttle Hurdle Relays since 2004.

  • Seven Nike Outdoor All American selections in the 100hh, 110hh, and 400lh since 2004.

  • One Track and Field News All American Selection in the 400lh.

  • One USA National team member (Jasmin Stowers, World Youth Championships, 2007).


KB lives in Pendleton, South Carolina with his wife, Katish Brown, sons Hasani and Micah, and daughter Sagirah.




Coach Richburg