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Meet The Coaches


Jeffery Bryant, Head Coach Sprints/Distance

Meet our exceptional running coach, boasting an impressive record both as an athlete and a mentor. As a former CPS track champion and all-city cross country runner at Lane Tech High School, this individual went on to compete as a track and field athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Now a USATF Level 1, ASEP Certified, and FMS Certified coach, they have dedicated the last nine years to shaping the next generation of runners at their alma mater, Lane Tech High School in Chicago.

Their outstanding coaching abilities have led to the development of 10 all-state athletes, demonstrating versatility in both distance and sprint coaching. Under their guidance, runners have achieved remarkable feats, including a 1600m State Champ, four All-State 4x400m relays, two All-State 800m runners, three state finalist 4x800m relay teams, and even a National Qualifier 4x8 relay. As one of the best high school coaches in the state, this accomplished professional is ready to help you elevate your running performance through our top-tier running programs.


Tony Jones, Distance Coach

Meet Tony Jones, a remarkable running coach with a stellar athletic and academic background. As a 1993 graduate of Indiana State University, Tony earned a degree in Sociology while excelling as an All-State athlete in track and field and cross country at Terre Haute North Vigo High School. His exceptional abilities as a student-athlete carried him to Indiana State University from 1987-90, where he competed in three Missouri Valley Conference Championships (two cross country and one track).

Tony, now a USATF Level 1 and ASEP certified coach, has devoted over 25 years to nurturing young athletes' talents at Lane Tech High School in Chicago. His coaching expertise has resulted in an impressive lineup of 30 All-State athletes, six state champions, and four All-Americans. As one of the best high school coaches in the state, Tony Jones is prepared to help you unlock your full potential with our top-notch running programs. Let his vast experience and proven coaching methods guide you on the journey to success!


Adrian Barrientos, Distance Coach

Introducing Adrian Barrientos, a highly accomplished running coach with a passion for developing the next generation of athletes. As a 2020 graduate of Northeastern Illinois, Adrian holds a degree in Health & Physical Education and is a USATF Level 1 certified coach. As a former CPS All-City Cross-Country & Track runner at Hubbard High School, where he earned IHSA XC All-Regional honors, Adrian continued his athletic career as a Morton College XCTF athlete.

With six years of high school coaching experience under his belt, Adrian has worked with students at Hubbard, Whitney Young, and Lane Tech, helping them reach their full potential. His coaching achievements include guiding multiple state qualifiers and All-State athletes in both cross-country and track. As a dedicated distance coach and a P.E. teacher at Lane Tech, Adrian Barrientos is ready to assist you in elevating your running performance through our first-rate running programs. Let his expertise and passion for coaching guide you to achieve your personal best!

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