Mike Gross, Kennesaw State University

Posted by Latif Thomas

Coach Mike Goss is a graduate of the University of Montevallo, Alabama. He received a master’s degree from Georgia State University. Completing Level I USATF coaches education, he continued with Level II in jumps, throws, and combined events.

Coach Goss worked for seven years as a collegiate jumps coach. He coached high school and youth track for eight years before joining the Kennesaw State University coaching staff. Several athletes reached NCAA region qualifications; high jumper, Jerome McKenzie competed in two NCAA championship events. A number of his former athletes achieved national ranking in USATF Junior Olympic competition. In 2012, four of his jumpers qualified for the junior college national championships.

Goss’s philosophy is to blend the art and science of human performance into the drama of competition and personal goals. Coach Goss was 2011 Coach of the Year, USATF-GA. He is a strong proponent of coaching education and is an active member and certified strength and conditioning specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Currently, Goss is works with club, high school, and post collegiate athletes.

Latif Thomas - Latif Thomas owns and operates Complete Track and Field and serves as the Co-Director of the Complete Track and Field Clinic at Harvard University, the largest track and field clinic in the United States. A popular speaker and presenter at some of the largest coaching clinics across the country, Latif has true passion for the sport and it definitely shows. Over the past 19 years, he has coached more combined League, Division, All-State, and New England Champions in sprints, hurdles, and jumps than he can count. Follow @latif_thomas on Twitter.

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