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.

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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.

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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.


Nadege Donaldosn
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Team Administrator


Karine Fonrose
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Division Administrator - North


Ann Gorman
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Division Administrator - South


Gill Frederick
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Assistant Coach