About Us
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301 Panthers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the community and surrounding neighborhoods throughout the Corridor of Route 301 to include Prince George’s and Calvert Counties. The mission of the 301 Panthers Track Club is to provide a nurturing environment that fosters positive youth development through effective mentor-ship, application of principles of leadership development and understanding the need to serve its community—inspiring them to use their gifts to become the best versions of themselves—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Our principle objectives are:

·       To challenge our to strive for excellence in every life endeavor by applying principals learned in track and field.

·       To teach fundamental track and field principles that will equip youth athletes with the skills to compete on a national level.

·       To develop the minds and bodies for future leadership, athletic training, and discipline.

·       To develop a spirit of competitiveness that will foster a desire to always strive for excellence.

·       To position athletes to attend the college of their choice via academic and/or athletic scholarships

To watch our athletes, compete on the International Stage at the highest level of completion


Below, please find the roster of committed and dedicated volunteer coaches of 301 Panthers. Please click the coaches name to see a full bio.


About Us
301pp 6956 test

301 Panthers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the community and surrounding neighborhoods throughout the Corridor of Route 301 to include Prince George’s and Calvert Counties. The mission of the 301 Panthers Track Club is to provide a nurturing environment that fosters positive youth development through effective mentor-ship, application of principles of leadership development and understanding the need to serve its community—inspiring them to use their gifts to become the best versions of themselves—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.


Our principle objectives are:

·       To challenge our to strive for excellence in every life endeavor by applying principals learned in track and field.

·       To teach fundamental track and field principles that will equip youth athletes with the skills to compete on a national level.

·       To develop the minds and bodies for future leadership, athletic training, and discipline.

·       To develop a spirit of competitiveness that will foster a desire to always strive for excellence.

·       To position athletes to attend the college of their choice via academic and/or athletic scholarships

To watch our athletes, compete on the International Stage at the highest level of completion


Below, please find the roster of committed and dedicated volunteer coaches of 301 Panthers. Please click the coaches name to see a full bio.


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Derek Fulford
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Head Coach - North

Coach Derek is a native of Washington, DC, he competed as a two sport athlete in Football and baseball in high school. He is a graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. He is a strong advocate for youth sports for competitive growth to build character. As a 2nd year coach with the 301 Panthers, Coach Derek has been a positive influence with the 301 Panthers with his energy and enthusiasm for developing championship minded athletes. In addition to his time and spirit dedicated as a track coach. He is also a dedicated youth football coach in the Bowie, MD area. As the Coach working primarily with youth middle distance runners and shot put athletes between ages 8 - 12, he has a dedicated approach to improve speed, endurance, and agility through interval intensity training. Overall his commitment is to the kids to establish track and field goals and track and field training targets to be successful. Coach Derek emphasizes track fundamentals and an emphasis on physical conditioning, running form, running strategies, and training techniques to prepare athletes for competitive track meets. According to Coach Derek, Track is a great sport to learn self-discipline, build a strong work ethic, and develop a competitive spirit to be successful. Coach Derek Quote, “Never Ready Always Prepared”, Coach Derek believes in preparing kids for success. Coach Derek has been married to his wife for 20 years and has three beautiful kids. He has a Bachelors in Engineering and a Masters in Business Development, He is a certified coach with USATF.

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Madison "Kenny" Brown
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Head Coach - South

Madison Coach Kenny) is a native of Newport News, Virginia, where he grew up playing football as a wide receiver under QB Michael Vick and dominating track and field as a premier 400m runner. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. The past few years he has spent his time working with athletes across the DMV helping them increase there performance in the 200m, 400m, and 800m within AAU and USATF. Since moving to Calvert County in 2016 he has heard the many voices of the youth and parents looking for a local track and field program that can build on many talented future stars and is very excited and looking forward to helping athletes reach there goals. His coaching philosophy: Your ability to succeed on and off the track is measured by the three C's: Confidence, Compassion and Cohesion.

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Warren Burris
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Athletic Director / Coach

Coach is Warren is a native of Washington DC and was a three-sport star – football, basketball and track and field. For the past 8 years, he has been coaching ---Football, lacrosse and track and field. More specifically, for the past two years, he has been coaching young athletes in track and field focusing on the 400m, 800m and jumps-log and triple. Coach Warren’s athletes have routinely qualified for the Junior Olympics in AAU and USATF. As a new club, Coach Warren has been instrumental in developing the athletes of the 301 Panthers brand to become the best athletes they can become. He uses positive motivation, consistent development of study habits, and Best Practice methods to develop athletes into the best versions of themselves. We build championship mindsets by understanding and building on each athletes’ best qualities and developing the areas of deficiency. Coach Warren emphasizes track fundamentals and an emphasis on physical conditioning, running mechanics, and developing optimal race strategies to prepare athletes for success. He uses the fundamentals of sports to develop young athletes to become productive citizens and develop the habits to become successful men and women. Coach Warren has been married to his wonderful wife for approximately 25 years with their 3 beautiful children. He has a Bachelor’s in Education and a Masters in Community Planning and Development. He is certified as a coach in USATF and AAU and certified in USA Football and Lacrosse.

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Brandon Blackwell
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Director of Track & Field

Coach Brandon was an exceptional track and field athlete earning 4x varsity letter winner at The Ohio State University (OSU). He brings three years of coaching experience in block starts, proper running mechanics, stamina, and a strong passion for improving the speed of young athletes. Coach B has a Master's in Occupational Therapy and completed his certification. He was a 60M Big 10 indoor finalist with a best 60m of 6.75, 100m dash personal best 10.53 and 200m dash personal best 21.67.

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Olu Olamigokr Jr
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Consultant

Olu Olamigoke is a track coach and an Olympian, having just competed at the Olympics in Brazil. Born as the youngest of four to Nigerian immigrant parents, I’m a living testament of where faith, family, and following your dreams can lead. Despite being the only member of my family born outside of Nigeria’s borders, I’m blessed to have maintained a strong connection with my family’s heritage. This includes limitless ambition, and genetics that ensure I’ll look like a teenager for the majority of my adult life. As a kid, the depths of my imagination were limitless. The majority of my childhood days were spent running and jumping around outside, reading books, and chasing the ice cream truck. These childhood pastimes are still in play today, and have distilled into the passions of my adulthood: testing the limits of the human body and mind, inspiring others, and mastering the art of the triple jump. Olu has Bachelor's of Science, Kinesiology (Fitness Specialist), is NASM Certified Personal Trainer, a USATF Level 1 Certified Coach and NCAA Division 1 Coach. As an athlete Olu participated in Rio 2016 Olympian, is a 2x Nigerian National Triple Jump Champion, is Yop 5 in Nigerian History. Top 15 in African History, and 2x NCAA All-American.


Henderson Benjamin
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Coach

Henderson Benjamin (Coach Ben) has been a coach at Calvert High School, Saint Mary’s Ryken, 747 Track club, and an individual sprint, hurdler, and jumper coach for athletes in Calvert County. He has also worked and developed conference, regional, state champions, High School All Americans and Collegiate All Americans throughout Calvert County. Coach Ben is also certified as a personal trainer by National Academy Science Medicine. The certification has allowed him to understand the fundamental s of Human Movement Science, asses an athlete and develop training concepts that specifically address flexibility, cardio, core, and balance by ensuring and integrated program design to ensure optimum performance. Coach Ben has B.S. in Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering.


Mercedes Jackson
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Coach

Mercedes Jackson was a High school All American in the 60m and the 200m. She was offered a full scholarship to run at UMBC. While at UMBC, she became the most decorated women's track athlete in UMBC's history. After being named Female Athlete of the Year in both her freshman and sophomore years, she was dubbed America East Most Outstanding Female Track Athlete as a junior. In her senior year, she won the Most Outstanding Track Performer and Co-Coaches Award at the America East Indoor Championships and Eastern College Athletic Conference Most Outstanding Performer award. Mercedes was also an All American in the 60m and 100m. Mercedes has a BA in Psychology.


Shelton Johnson
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Coach

Shelton Johnson was a Virginia State discus champion and ranked top 8 in the state in the 100m and shot put. Shelton was offered a football scholarship and played at James Madison University. In three seasons, he has coached 2 Maryland State Champions who went on to throw in college. He also coached 6 other throwers who qualified for the state and three were ranked in the top 10. Shelton has a B.S. in Kinesiology.


Amina Smith
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Consultant

Amina Smith, former Terrapin, graduated with a B.A. in Sociology and a concentration in Criminal Justice. As 2016 Olympic Trials finalist and 2014 ACC Outdoor Champion, Amina considers her my most earnest goal in life, to be able to compete in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Currently most efforts are geared toward training and perfecting her craft in the high jump. However, Amina also prides herself on spreading her experience and knowledge to the 301 Panthers high jumpers, hoping to help them do the same. Amina lives by this mantra: ‘Be better than your best moments!’


Nadege Donaldosn
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Team Administrator


Karine Fonrose
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Division Administrator - North


Aunye' Moon
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Consultant

Hailing from Southern Maryland, Aunye' Boone is a professional actress and former runner for Virginia Tech. She received her B.A. in English from Virginia Tech and during her time there, she ran track on a full athletic scholarship, was VT Rookie of the Year, and nominated for VT Woman of the Year. While at Calvert High School from 2004 to 2008, Aunye was a nine-time Maryland 2A Individual State Champion, Southern Maryland Athlete of the Year in 2007, and Washington Post All-Met Selection in 2007. Aunye ran a variety of events including the 100m dash (11.6 high school PR), 200m dash (24.1 high school PR), 300m dash (40.8 high school PR), 400m dash (55.2 high school PR), and 500m dash (1:16 high school PR); all of these events in which she still holds the Calvert High School records for and holds one Regional meet record (300m dash). In 2015, Aunye Boone was honored for her accolades and was entered into the Calvert High School Hall of Fame. During her time at Virginia Tech, Aunye Boone ran a variety of sprint events, but the 200m and 4x400m relay were her primary focus. During her freshman year, Aunye Boone placed 3rd (All-ACC recipient) in the 200m dash (23.5 seconds), and made the USA indoor list by clocking a time of 23.8 seconds. Her 4x400m and 4x100m relay teams advanced various times to the National Championship Meets and received top finishes at ACC indoor and outdoor meets. Her relay team from 2010 still holds the 4x400m dash VT indoor record time of 3:38. Aunye has served as an assistant coach for the Calvert High School indoor & outdoor sprint team since 2013. Her coaching stats include: 4x200m men’s relay State Championship winners & Regional Championship winners in 2015, and two-time 4x400m women’s Regional Championship winners in 2016 & 2017. She coached lacrosse phenomenon Sydney Watson to a fourth place finish at the Maryland State Championship meet in the 400m dash in 2017. Aunye is truly happy to be able to give back her knowledge of running techniques and relay strategies to the 301 Panthers