Coaching Staff

Coach Al Barron

Head Coach (Co-Founder)

Speciality: Mid-Distance, Horizontal Jumps

Coaching for the past 6 years in track and field. Coach Barron wanted to provide an opportunity for youth County to display their talents.  Carolina GOLD Running Club is a reflection of that vision.

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Coach Jeremy Drayton

Assistant Coach (Co-Founder)

Specialty: Short Sprints, Horizontal Jumps

Coach Jeremy Drayton brings a wealth of knowledge in a variety of events.  Coach Drayton participated in USATF as early as 11 years old and eventually turned that success into a noteworthy prep career.

He continues to compete in USATF sanctioned events and currently holds certification as a USATF official.

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Coach Darlene Priest

Assistant Coach

Specialty: Youth Sprints/ Jumps

Coach Priest continues to work with area athletes through the Georgetown County Parks and Recreation track & field program, and  has been influential in carrying on the program through the transition from the Hershey Track & Field program

Coach Priest is the mother of All-American jumper LaQuan Priest (Georgetown High School c/o 2008) and has worked with numerous athletes who have competed at the Junior Olympics National Championship meet.

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