Coaching Staff

"It is crucial that when our children look into our eyes, regardless of the circumstances bearing down on them.  What they see is somebody that believes in them." -Unknown

Coach Eric Lynk - Middle Distance (800M, 1500M, 3000M, Steeplechase)

Coach Eric is a lifelong runner.  Having run Cross Country throughout High School, Coach Eric was awarded a Cross Country Scholarship to Meramac College in St. Louis MO.  While at Meramac, Coach Eric was named a National Junior College All American.  Upon graduation, he enrolled at Arkansas State University where he also ran Cross Country and Track.  Coach Eric remains in the Arkansas State Top Ten All-Time Performances for the Mile Run and the 3,000M Run.  Coach Eric has been active in AAU & USATF athletics since 2005.  Each year, he has coached athletes to competition at the National Championships.  Coach Eric has been married to Coach Kim for 27 years and they have two adult sons.  

Coach Dwight Shakespear - Sprints (100M, 200M, 400M), Strength & Conditioning

A native of Jamaica, Coach Dwight attended the prestigious Kingston College where he competed on the Track Team for three years.  Coach Dwight has competed in the 100M Dash, 4x100M Relay and 4x400M Relay at the National and International level.  Coach Dwight represented Jamaica at the Junior level on the championship 4x100M Relay in Chile and qualified for the semifinals in the 100M.  Coach Dwight was a member of the National Champion 4x400M Relay Team. Coach Dwight is a USATF Certified Coach & Official and has coached youth athletics since 2004.  Coach Dwight has also coached athletes to competition at the National Championships.  Coach Dwight is father to three beautiful daughters who we can't wait to have join the team as soon as they are old enough.

Coach Kim Lynk - Administrative

Coach Kim has been active with AAU Athletics since 2003.  Coach Kim served as the Missouri Valley Youth Athletics Association Vice Chairperson through 2012.  Coach Kim has served as the Director of Events for Area 11 Youth Athletics Association and as Director of Events of Area 16 Youth Athletics Association where she was responsible for coordination of National Qualifying Meets.  Coach Kim is also a USATF Certified Official.  Coach Kim has been married to Coach Eric for 27 years and they have two adult sons.