Coach Bob Williams Professional and Coaching Resume

Coach Bob Williams Professional and Coaching Resume

This is a compilation of my coaching and professional work experience since I graduated from the U of O in 1967. My first real job took me to Seattle Parks and Recreation in 1969 and after 2 years I returned to the U of O to start a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation from a Grant from The Ethel Kennedy Foundation.

My current ( Summer, 2016) coaching position is at Westview High School, in preparation for Fall Cross Country.

Spring, 2016 – Westview High School – Assistant Track and Field Coach, 800m – 3,000m

Keizo Morgan – 49.7 Auto, 2nd District Meet, 10th place ( 50.4) at 6-A State Championships; 49.5 4 x 4 Relay

August 2014 – May 20, 2015 – Volunteer Assistant Portland State University

Ben Richardson – 4:02-3:53, Spencer Russell 1:53.2, Kris Tollefson – 2:20 – 2:14.6, Nyalual ( Nye) Beng- 2:19 – 2:14.4

August, 2010 – June, 2014 Assistant Cross Country & Track Coach, Concordia University;

2010 National X C Championships – Men 19th, Women 8th
2011 – CCC X C Conference Championships – Men 2nd; Women, 2nd Place
2011 CCC Outdoor Championships – Women & Men – 1st Place;
2012 Indoor NAIA Nationals – Men 3rd; Women- 8th; NAIA Outdoor Nationals – Women 1st Place, Men 5th
2012 Men Outdoor NAIA Championships 4th Team CCC
2012 Outdoor Championships Men and Women 1st Place
2012 X C Men 3rd and Women 5th Cascade Conference Championships;
2012 NAIA National X C Championships Linsie Michels, 20th, All-American, Women 16th; Men, 17th;
2013 Indoor – 6 Men All-Americans; 3 Women; Junia Limage National Champion 800m
2013 Outdoor – 2 Men All-American
2014 Indoor – 3 Men All-American; 4 Women All-American
2014 Outdoor – All- American’s – Matt Clowes, 800/1500; Demetrius Rhodes 4 x 4 (47.4); Sarah Whybark Cia Bywater, Mikel Eliot,

Concordia University Individuals coached:

Linsie Michaels-All-American X C 2012; Indoor 2013 – 2 x All-American; Outdoor, 2 X All-American

Junia Limage, Indoor 800 m National Champion, 2012

Jasen Brown:
2011 NAIA Indoor Championships – 3rd Place 600m, (1:19.55) DMR, 2nd (9:52.78) ;
2012 Outdoor NAIA National Track, 800m 4th Place ( 1:50.75) 4 x 4 Relay ( 8th -47.71 3:12.97) Outdoor PR’s, 1:50.57, 49.24, 3:56.7;
2014 Indoor All-American 1000m & DMR

Cory Pena:
2011 NAIA Indoor National Championships – 3rd 1,000m ( 2:27.32);
2011 NAIA Outdoor Championships – 5th 800m; 3rd 800 Indoor NAIA Championships, 1:51.35; Indoor DMR, ( 9:52.78);
2012 Outdoor 800m – PB 1:51.44, 3:52.84 1500m; ( PR 3:49.7, 2011) 4th 1500m, CCC Championships; 800 Outdoor NAIA Semi finals;

Matt Clowes:
2011 NAIA Indoor Nationals 2nd 3,000; DMR 2nd place team; PR’s – 8:04.52i
2012 Outdoor PB’s – 1500 – 3:46.7; 5,000 – 14:05.32; 3 K -8:04; 10,000- 29:41.61
2013 Indoor NAIA Championships: 5th Mile (4:14.80); 2nd, 3,000 (8:22.30) PR’s
2014 Indoor – Mile, 3,000 All-American NAIA Outdoor – 2nd 1500, 4th 800m; PR’s – 3:44.14; 1:49.77; 4:03.78 Mile; 8:04.52i; 49.8;

Head Track and Cross Country Coach, Men and Women Portland State University August, 1980 – June, 1982

Rick La Greide, NCAA Division II All-American, 1982, 3 rd Place, 5,000 m (14:17) U.C. Sacremento;
Rick La Greide, All- American, 8 th Place, NCAA II, Cross Country Championships, 1982
Jackie Miller, 1500 m 7 th Finals 1982, NCAA Division II Championships, Cape Girardeau, Missouri;
Benjamin Plumb, 3,000 m Steeplechase participant 1982 Division II National T&F Championships, U.C. Sacramento.

Oregon and Washington State High School Track Champions:

Scott Daggatt, 1970, 1 Mile, 4:16.4, 4-A State Champion, Bellevue H.S,
Washington (Attended University of Oregon, 3:59.3/Pan Am Team 1500m)
Rob Margraf, Clackamas High School, 1987, 4 – A 800 m, 1:52.6
Marie Davis, Lincoln High School 1995, 1,500 m (4:34.9) and 3,000m (9:53.6), Lincoln
High 4-A, State Champion Portland, Oregon
Cristy Lacey-Kreitz, 1996 Lincoln High School. 1996, 4-A State Champion, 800 m 1st Place (2:12.2);
Michael McGrath, 2003 Lincoln High School, 4-A 800 m 1:51.22;
2003 – 1:48.5 800m PR, Leading the U.S.; 2nd USATF Juniors; Bronze medalist, Pan American Juniors, Barbados. 4:05 mile
Harry Miller, 2005 2 A 1500m Champion, The Catlin Gable School,
Elijah Greer, 2007 Lake Oswego High School, Sophomore, 1500m, 3:57.66 –
Elijah Greer – 2008 Lake Oswego High School, Junior, 1:50.6- -800m; 1:47.68, National USATF Junior Champion, fastest high school Junior of all time; Semi Finals, World Junior Championships, Bogdaszch, Poland;
Elijah Greer – 2009 State 800 and 1500 m State Champion; 1:48.9; π3:49.8 for 1500 meters and 4:09.8, Mile; 49.1, 4 x 4 Relay
Nick Obletz, Oregon Episcopal School, 2 A 3,000m Champion (2012, 2013; State 1500 m Champion (2012); State X C Champion (2012); 6th Border Clash 2012 – (1st Oregonian);

High School Athletes of Note:

2016 – Cam Slovic, Oregon Episcopal – 3rd Place, 3-A State 1500m; First place District 1500m
2005: Assisted Nate Anderson, Benson High School, to return after a calf injury, and prepare for the USA Junior National Championships, 2nd place 400m, 46.47, member of the USA Pan American Championships ( Silver medallist, 400m and gold Medal 1600 Meter Relay);
2005 – Guided Jolee Van Luven, The Catlin Gable School to 3rd place, USATF Junior Nationals, Alternate Junior Pan American Games, 12 second PR, 9:49.8;

Post Collegiate and Adult Athletes

Carolyn Walker 1969, 1970 U.S. World Cross Country Team.
1988 – U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials
Barbara Clarke (2:45.30), Elizabeth Brimm-Snodgrass, Portland Marathon (1 st place), 1987 2:48:34, and, 1994 (1st place), 2:52:33; Cathy Nichols, 2:48.30;

1992 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, Houston, Texas: Ingrid Clancey, 2:44.30.

1996 Olympic Marathon Trials Participants, Columbia, South Carolina, 2/10/96. Shauna Whitmer, 52nd, 2:46:25; Myra Klettke, 82nd, 2:52:36;(2 nd Portland Marathon, 10/1/95, 2:49:08); Karen Arce, did not finish; (2:49:50, Columbus, Ohio, 11/12/95;
Lisa Karnopp – Nye,
Former All-American, U of O; 1996 Cross Country Season: 8 th place, USATF Regional Cross Country Championships;18 th place USAT&F Cross Country National Championships, Stanford University, California;
1996, 5,000 m, 15:58, 1500 M, 4:18.85, 800 m, 2:12; 14 th in the 5,000 m Finals of the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials;
1999 USA T & Field Championships, 2nd, 3,000m Steeplechase, 10:12.6; July 27, 3,000 m Steeplechase in 10:08.58, Second fastest time in the USA and 9th in the world.
2000, finished 2nd in the Olympic Trails 3,000 meter Steeplechase, set a personal best of 10:00. 80 and ranked 4th in the world.
June 2001, 1st 3,000-meter Steeplechase, USATF National Championship, American record, 9:49.43. Placed 5th ( 9:54) at the Goodwill Games in Brisbane, Australia, September 4, 2001
John Dimoff, former U Of Oregon 10,000 m runner, has run 2:19:36, qualified for the Olympic Marathon Trials, 2/17/96, Charlotte, North Carolina. John finished in 20 th place and ran a P.R. 2:18:06; 2nd place, Portland Marathon, 2:21.17;
Qualified for 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials, 2:20:15 at Grandma’s Marathon.

2000 U.S. Marathon Trials: John Dimoff 25th over all in the 2000 Trials and timed in 2:25:25. Ranked 75th. Qualified at Grandma’s in 2:20:10;

Shauna Whitmer, qualified for the 2000 USA Marathon Trials, 2:46:43, and finished in 56 th place in 2:52.45;
Jennifer Burningham, qualified for the 2000 USA Marathon Trials in 2:48.20 early October 1999 and finished 50th place in 2:50.33

Magazine Article Contributions:

“Risk Management” “Runner’s World” Magazine, October 1995, p.40, Co-wrote with Hal Higdon.
“Long May You Run” “Runner’s World” Magazine, August, 1998 with Hal Higdon.
“Your Can’t-Fail Marathon Program”, ‘The Advanced Plan’ by Hal Higdon, “Runner’s World”, August, 1999, pp 70-77;
“We’ve Got Your Number”, Runner’s World, a comprehensive training program for 5k to 13.1 miles, co-wrote with Doug Rennie, August 2000 pp.68-72;
“Your Perfect Race”, Runner’s World, co wrote with Doug Rennie, June 2001 p. 48,.
“The Ultimate 5K, 10K and ½ Marathon Plan”, Doug Rennie, “Runner’s World”, May, June, July 2004, pp.63-66;
“A Better Way To Train”, Marc Bloom, “Runners World” Magazine, December, 2004, pp. 76-79.

Book Contributions

How To Train The Best Programs, workouts, and Schedules for Runners of All Ages by Hal Higdon .
Contributed chapter 24 titled, “Coming Back”: Bob Williams’ Rehab Program”
The Lore of Running, Tim Noakes, Marathon Training Programs, pp.799-800, 4th edition, 2001.

Accomplishments at the University of Oregon (1963-67)

1964 Led the Nation in 3,000 meter Steeplechase, 9:29.9
1965 NCAA Championships, U.C. Berkeley, 9 th Place, 3,000 m
Steeplechase; 1 st Place Team
1966 NCAA Championships, Bloomington, Indiana, 12 th Place 3,000m

1967 Pacific 8 Conference Championships, Eugene, Oregon; 1 st Place,
3,000 m Steeplechase (8:51.1); 1 st Place Team

1967 NCAA Championships, Provo, Utah, 4 th Place – All American,
3,000 m Steeplechase; 2 nd Place Team


1968, 5 th Place, 3,000 m Steeplechase AAU T&F Championships
1968, 5 th, Place, U.S. Olympic T & F Trials, 3,000 m Steeplechase
1972, Participant, U.S. Olympic Trials 3,000 m Steeplechase

Personal Bests for the Track and Roads

1 Mile – 4:07.6 (1972); 3,000 m Steeplechase – 8:41.2 (1968); 5,000 m – 14:17.3 (1968);
15 K – 48:17 (1980); Marathon – 2:40.22 (1978)


High School Diploma, St. Francis High School, Eugene, Oregon, 1963
B.S. Degree, Recreation Management University of Oregon 1967
M.S. Degree, Therapeutic Recreation, U of O, 1974.

Professional Certifications

National YMCA Certified Fitness Specialist, 1978.
USATF Coaching Certification, Level I Canby, Oregon 1989.
USATF Registered Coach # 1402001323 2016
USATF Coaching Certification, Level II Endurances, Boise State University, July, 2002.
Distance Running Coaching Symposium, Feb, 2003, Las Vegas, Nevada
Blood born pathogen training
Hold current First Aid cards.

Professional Experience


Owner, Distance Running Guidance, Personal Coaching Services for youth to older adults, 800m to the marathon; Produce and sell The Williams Pace Calculator on-line and through track and Field Catalog’s.

2014-2016 – Part Time Special Ed Instructional Assistant,Beaverton School District;

2009-2016 – Core Health Colleagues, Principal, Creators of Online healthy Lifestyle and wellness video’s for Corporate wellness programs.

Assistant Cross Country and Track Coach, Lake Oswego High School
Developed a DVD library of wellness coaching content with Core Health Colleagues ;
Educational Assistant, Lake Oswego High School, Full Time with the ACCESS Program;

Coaching a variety of runners of all ages ( 8 to 80) and ability levels from fitness running to Olympic Trials aspirants, 800m to the Marathon throughout the U.S.;

Market and sell The Williams Pace Calculator (


Developing the On- line training plans for the beginning runner to aspiring elite from the Mile to the Marathon for

Nike digital services and to be the Blog coach to answer questions from all levels and interests of runners throughout the United States;

Developed and run adult conditioning classes in Lake Oswego utilizing unstable surfaces, athletic movements with medicine balls, tubing, body weight movements for core strength development, upper and lower body strength, stamina and functional movement patterns;

Coach Online and Portland Metro area recreational and competitive runners; online sales and catalog sales of Williams Pace Calculator;
2008 – Boy’s Cross Country 4thth place- 6 A Sate Championships ; Elijah Greer – 9th; John Paden, 14th
2007: Laker Girls 6-A State Cross Country Championships – 3rd place ( by 1 point); District Boys CC Championships -Riley Werner -1st Place Boy’s 3rd place;
Guided 8 recreational marathoners to personal bests including Holly O. Coit, 3:42.30 Chicago Marathon; Amy Clarke, 3:41; Julie Lund, 3:38.56, Sacramento;

2004-2005: Nike’s Oregon Project assistant coach, August 2004-May, 2005; Worked with and studied under Dan Pfaff, Alberto Salazar, John Cook, Vern Gambetta;

Design, sold running pants for children and adults; made in Portland, Oregon, by Niska Sportswear from 2003 – 2007. No longer active due to cost and difficulty in obtaining proper pant material.

2000 -2004: Activo Creations, Design and create an interactive and dynamic software program that provides training plans for runners covering all distances from the mile through the marathon;

1998 – 2000 Providence St. Vincent’s Medical Center
Develop and Market Three dimensional golf Swing Analyzer to Golf Professionals, golf courses, to enhance Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy Department;

Produced/Directed, the Big Lake Running Adventure, 1-week distance running adventure camp for adults, at Big Lake, at Willamette Pass, Oregon, 1988 – 1994;

Co-Founder, Co-Director with Warren and Patti Finke Portland Marathon Training Clinics, 1984 to 2005;
Team Oregon, Co-Founder, Co-Director (with Warren and Patti Finke) a group training program, 1990 to 2002

1985 to 1998 – Portland Adventist Medical Center
Sports Medicine Marketing, develop and maintain relationships with Athletic Directors, Coaches and Athletes with the Monday Night Sports medicine Clinic; Corporate wellness speaker for exercise as a strategy for healthy living;

Designed, developed and market The Williams Pace Calculator, ( ) a 3 x 10 inch, metric slide chart for coaches and runners that gives the user instant split times on the track and mile pace times on the road for the 10K to the Marathon. It is currently in three national track & field equipment catalogues and over 25,000 have been sold since 1984.

1984-1985, Nike, Inc., Develop and lead Fitness and Health Promotions within the Corporate Campus, including employee health and fitness seminars walk-jog- run programs & individual training programs for the executives;

1982-1984: Fitness Specialist, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center’s Oregon Fitness and Health Center, an executive health and Fitness center for employees and executives in the community;

1976-1982 Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center. Developed fitness and recreation programs for the Diabetes Treatment Center;

1973-1976, Columbia River Council of Girl Scouts: Program Development; Residential Camping Administrator;

1969-1971, Seattle Parks and Recreation Department; Developed city recreation programs and assisted in development of inaugural Special Olympics and Washington Wheelchair Games.

1971-1973 – University of Oregon Graduate School. Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation;

September, 1972 to March, 1973, Blue Ribbon Sports, retail and warehouse work during the Blue Ribbon Sports to Nike corporate change.

1967-1968 – Training for the 1968 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials –
December to June, Director of a community based jogging program, Los Alamos School District, Los Alamos, New Mexico.

1965 – 1967 – Jogging leader for Bill Bowerman and his new jogging program for Eugene, Oregon and branched out to start and manage numerous groups in Eugene, Oregon; Assisted Bill piece waffle soles together for experimentation for Phil Knight.

1963 -1967 University of Oregon – BS degree in Recreation Management

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