On January 11, 2020, the WRCC headed to Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, OR, to host a clinic on coaching young female runners with a panel that was put together by WRCC founder Charlotte Richardson. The panel included:
Coach Laura Caldwell has worked with middle and distance runners at the high school, college and professional levels. As the Cross Country and Track and Field Coach of the Lake Oswego HS Girls Team, her runners consistently qualified for the 6A State Meet, often placing on the podium. Moving back to South Carolina in 2010, Laura coached at Furman University with her husband Mike Caldwell. She is currently coaching the Greenville Track Club Elite. As a competitor Laura ran at Florida State, and later professionally with Nike. Among her many running accomplishments are winner of the Seattle Marathon, and USA National Master Champion in the 5K on the track and Cross Country. Coach Caldwell can be reached at email@example.com
Shawn Dailey received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Shawn opened Therapeutic Associates Lake Oswego in 2009 and has directed TAI’s contract with Nike to manage Wellness Centers at Nike World Headquarters. He has over 15 years of experience in orthopedic sports physical therapy, injury prevention, the biomechanics of efficient athletic movement, and youth through elite athlete performance development. Shawn has worked with athletic organizations from local high schools to professional and Olympic running individuals/teams. He also has worked with numerous world class runners providing performance and injury care. Shawn can be reached at Therapeutics Associates in Lake Oswego. Shawn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and 503-635-0844
Michelle Tegenkamp is a Registered Dietitian that received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics as well as Kinesiology at Michigan State University where she competed in cross country and track and field. She then completed her Master’s degree in Nutrition Science at the University of Wisconsin where she stayed to complete her Dietetic internship. Michelle has a passion for working with people to help them view and utilize food and nutrition in a positive way, helping them to feel their best. Michelle works with people of all backgrounds and specializes in wellness nutrition as well as sports nutrition as a Certified Specialist Sports Dietitian. Currently Michelle works with the Portland Trail Blazers and University of Portland athletic department. She can be reached at https://www.headquarterspt.com/team , email@example.com
In Coach Marie Markham's own words – “I am a lifelong runner. I started running at age 8 and I am still running the trails of Forest Park 34 years later. Early in my career I was a 6 time National Junior Olympics Champion and 6 time State Champion for Lincoln High School in Portland. I also competed in 2 World Jr. Cross Country Championships and was a 6 time All-American at University of Oregon. Towards the end of my competitive career I ran for Nike and the Nike Farm team through 2004. Now I coach at my Alma Mater, Lincoln High School, where I have been the assistant coach for 2 years. From my experiences in running I have started "Girls Talks" with our team focused on being strong females in mind and body first, lifelong runners second, and getting faster third." She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and IG: @mariemarkham
Here is the link to the full session:
We exist to support, unite, inform, inspire, encourage and empower women coaches at all levels of our sport.