About tacoma athletics club

Why this program?

We started this High-Performance team to help create the next group of leaders and athletes in Tacoma. 

We do this by having the best coaches, training programs, and resources for our student-athletes. 

We believe in creating great people, not just great athletes.


Josh Gray

Head Coach & Sprints/Jumps/Strength & Conditioning

Certifications: B.S. in Exercise Science, CSCS, CES, USATF Level 1

Coach Josh is from Tacoma, Wa, and is the owner of Gray's Academy, a company specializing in fitness and sports performance training. 


Richard Johnson


Coach Rich has coached and taught in Tacoma his entire life with one purpose: To give back to kids like him - the kids who want to change their lives for the better. Too many kids are left with bad teachers, coaches, and mentors in their lives. This is what inspires him every day to bring his best self to each practice and competition. 


Lucas Hatton

Throws Coach (Hammer & Shot/Disc)

Coach Lucas has competed and coached in varying different arenas. Being a two-sport athlete in college (football and track) gives him a unique experience when training his athletes. That knowledge combined with his experience in Powerlifting and Strongman competitions and you have yourself an exceptional athlete and coach. 


Andrew Fuller 

Distance Coach (800m-Marathon)

Coach Fuller has been a part of track and field and cross country for over 20 years, with experience being an athlete and coach. In his career, he's coached over 300 kids. At every level, he's won championships and been a part of 30 individual state medals.