Coach Vince

Sprints, Hurdles, Relays

JAC Youth Director

Coach Vince is in his second year as a coach with the JAC.  He came to the JAC as part of our internship program, and was quickly hired on as a sprints coach for our group, as well as director of our youth program.

Vince is a retired Navy veteran.  He was an Aviation Electronics Technician and Hospital Corpsman during his time in the military.  He graduated from Denbigh High School in Newport News, VA where he became the first freshman to play varsity football.  He also helped his track & field teams win indoor and outdoor state titles in 1984.  In 1984 he was also a member of the 4x200 relays that ranked 8th nationally (indoors) at 1:32 and ranked 24th nationally (outdoors) at 1:26.98.  In 1985 the 4x200 relay finished second indoors at the state meet in 1:30.86 to Bethel’s 1:30.85 to finish 3rd nationally.  In 1984, while competing for the Inside Track Racing Team under the current Illinois Women’s Head Track Coach, Ron Garner, he became one of four athletes to become the first high school 4x100 relay in the state of Virginia to run under 41 seconds.  They won a bronze medal in the 1984 TAC Junior Olympics in Baton Rouge, LA with a time of 40.90.  Vincent has run times of 10.6 in the 100, 21.6 in the 200 and long jumped 21’7”.  He has posted relay splits of 10.2, 21.1 and 49.9.  In 1991 he earned an invite to the Arena Football League training camp in Rensselaer, IN.  

Coach Vince became a USATF Level I Track & Field Coach in 2010 and he also became a USATF Level 2 coach in the sprints and hurdles in 2017.  He has coached track & field since 2010 at Mayport Middle School. Last season was his first as the Head Coach.  He is now coaching the hurdlers and sprinters at The Bolles School.