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Brad Fields is the new Head Coach of GCC's Track & Field program

Glendale Community College Director of Athletics, Dr. Peter Oliszczak, has announced Brad Fields as the new Head Coach of Track & Field. Coach Fields will oversee operations and the day-to-day track responsibilities. Since 2010, Fields has been Head Coach and one of the founders of the Spartan Speedsters Track and Field Club here in Arizona. It is a non-profit youth track club, helping to train athletes ranging from 8-18 years of age. Coach Fields' has focused on creating a team atmosphere, goal setting, leadership and character building for all his athletes. As a certified trainer and coach Brad is also the owner of Start2Finish, LLC, his consulting business that provides motivational, fitness, and conditioning consultations to a wide variety of athletes. 
 
He served as an assistant High School track coach for Shadow Ridge High School in the Dysart Unified School District from the school's opening in 2010 to 2014. While a coach at Shadow Ridge he trained sprinters, hurdlers, relay teams, and also mid-distance athletes. In his first year, Fields took the boys 4x100m relay team to the 4A State finals. This was the school's first year with only a Freshman and Sophomore enrollment class. Coach Fields also serves as an assistant coach at Liberty High School in the Peoria Unified School District. In three years at Liberty, Coach Fields has helped to mold 3 State Champions, Christine Williford (2016 - 400m & 800m), LaShira Tremble (2016 - 100m), and Asiah Fields (2017 - 400m). In addition, he also guided the Liberty High School teams to back-to-back Peoria Unified School District titles, claiming the boys' title in 2015 & 2016 and the girls' title in 2016 & 2017. He has also been instrumental in coaching several other individual state finals participants and relay runners-up. 
 
As a former Michigan State University standout, Coach Fields was a 4-time All-American in the indoor and outdoor 200-meter dash. He qualified for but did not participate in the Olympic trials in 1996. He graduated from Michigan State University with a Baccalaureate of Arts in Interdisciplinary Humanities. Coach Fields also enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married for 19 years and has four beautiful children. 
 
The mission and vision of the Glendale Community College Track & Field team is "to provide an outstanding collegiate experience for our student-athletes while enabling them to pursue excellence in athletics, in the classroom, the community, and their lives."
 
The coaches and supporters of the Track & Field team are proud to offer so many young people an opportunity to excel in sports as well as in the classroom. 
 
Our team has built itself into one of the premier track & field programs in the state. Over our 47 year history, we have won several regional team championships as well as numerous national championships. This success over the years is due in large part to the support of our local community, the dedication of our coaching staff, and the determination of our athletes. 
 
This year, we will push on toward the goal of providing our student-athletes with the opportunity to showcase their talent at the highest levels of competition. You can catch us in competition around throughout the state during our Indoor and Outdoor seasons. 
 
Our fans can stay in contact with our staff and athletes on our athletics pages on Facebook and Twitter. We look forward to seeing you at our meets.
 
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Contact:

Staff

Phone: Not Provided
brad.fields@gccaz.edu

Staff

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richard.cherry@gccaz.edu
Head Coach

Staff

Phone: (602) 845-3040
randy.espinoza@gccaz.edu

Staff

Phone: Not Provided
charles.hysong@gccaz.edu

Staff

Room: T1-120
Phone: (623) 845-3171
ray.davis@gccaz.edu

Staff

Phone: Not Provided
rachel.guest@gccaz.edu