New York Road Runners’ expert coaches don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all coaching philosophy. We offer a variety of coaching programs so you can choose the program that works best for you, and learn more about our coaches below!

NYRR Team for Kids coaches also offer a great team dynamic and expert advice, all while helping you add meaning to your miles.

For information about coaching opportunities, please reach out to

Coaching Staff

Bobby Asher
Group Training

Bobby Asher has been working with NYRR’s Runner Products...

  Gordon Bakoulis
Group Training

Gordon Bakoulis has coached thousands of runners at all...

Trina Bills
Group Training

Trina Bills has been running for 10 years, and has worked with teams ranging from...

  Ann Bommarito
Group Training

Ann Bommarito is an RRCA Level 1 Certified Coach and...

April Brown
Group Training

April Brown is a RRCA Level 1 Certified Coach and has been mentoring...

  Stuart Calderwood
Group Training

Stuart Calderwood has coached runners of all levels, from...

Thomas Christensen
Group Training

Having discovered running in 2013, Thomas has...

  Michael Conlon
Team for Kids

Michael is a Physical Therapist and the founder...

Laura Delucia
Group Training
Virtual Trainer
Team for Kids

Coach Laura is a USATF Level 1...

  Mary Haskins
Group Training
Team for Kids

Coach Mary ran her first marathon in 1996...

Brian Hsia
Group Training
Team for Kids

Trained as an architect, Brian has been running since...

  Melanie Kann
Group Training

Melanie is a coach for NYRR's awesome Group Training program...

Molly Kreter
Group Training

Molly Kreter is a coach for the NYRR Group Training program. She is...

  John Lombardi
Group Training

John is a RRCA Level 1 certified running coach. He worked at...

Elizabeth Maiuolo
Group Training

Elizabeth is a USATF Level 1 Coach and a Certified...

  Roberto Mandje
Group Training

Roberto Mandje is an Olympic distance runner, a fitness model, and...

Daphne Matalene
Group Training

A retired oarswoman, Daphne Matalene joined...

  James McEvoy
Group Training

James is an RRCA-certified coach who brings his love of running...

Megan Miller
Group Training

Megan is a coach for the group training program in Prospect Park. She...

  Nina Morato
Group Training

Nina Morato, a USATF and RRCA certified coach, has been inspiring...

Steve Mura
Group Training
Virtual Trainer

Steve Mura is a coach of the NYRR Virtual Trainer...

  Binu Paulose
Group Training

Binu has run 17 marathons, his personal best being the...

Alberto Paderi
Group Training

Alberto Paderi started running in 2008 at the age of 49...

  Jim Purvis
Group Training

Jim has coached hundreds of runners in Brooklyn since 2007...

Tammy Salazar
Group Training

Tammy is a coach for the Group Training program in Prospect...

  Amy Sitar
Group Training

Amy has coached hundreds of marathoners in Brooklyn since 2009.

Telisa Walter
Group Training

Telisa Walter is from a small Midwestern town but has always...

  Cassie Wangsness
Group Training

Cassie is an RRCA-certified coach who loves to run.

Nick Wical
Group Training

Nick Wical has run eight marathons, one ultramarathon, and too many other...

  Shawn Young
Group Training

Shawn Young has completed more than 240 road and track races at...


Meet Our Team for Kids Coaches

Team for Kids' runners dedicate their participation in world class running events to building a happier and healthier future for youth nationwide. Our runners receive guaranteed entry into premier running events and professional training support, while making every mile count fundraising on behalf of NYRR youth programs.

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