Meet Our Coaches

Jim Phillips

2001 founder of Castro Valley Track Club and its head coach; native of Castro Valley and former track (440 and 330 low hurdles) and cross country athlete at Castro Valley High School (Spartan era, 1968-1972); Certified Level One Coach by USATF.


Dooney Jones

Since 2008, the Club's head sprint and jump coach and high school age coach. Starting in 2010, he is also the Head track and field coach at Castro Valley High School. Former head track and field coach at Mt Eden High School and former sprint and jump coach at James Logan High School. Father of Bailey and Kennedy.


Helen Brusco

Since 2012, distance coach and head race walk coach for CVTC. Mother of Natalia and Isabella. Since 2012, co-coach of Canyon Middle School cross country team. In January 2014, will have earned her Certified Level One Coach by USATF


Marek Sawczuk

Since 2011, thrower coach for CVTC. Father of Niko and Alex. In January 2014, will have earned his Certified Level One Coach by USATF


Lloyd Petroele

Since 2011, thrower coach for CVTC. Grandfather of Niko and Alex.


Robin Tanabe

Distance coach for CVTC. Parent of Josephine, Jillian, and Simon.


Mel Ashford

Castro Valley High School hurdle coach.


Kent Fung

Distance coach


Ben Davis

Sprint and Jump Coach. As a youth, he was a CVTC member. Competed for Cal State University Stanislaus, Laney College, and University of California


Ruben and Gracie Paredes

Assistant coaches for all events. Parents of Karime.