• Track and Field Coach’s Profile

  • Fernando L. Fantroy Sr.

    Fernando L. Fantroy Sr. has 35 years of track and field experience. Sixteen of those were spent coaching athletes at the high school level. Coach Fantroy was also the founder and head coach of Dare to Dream Track Club and Dare to Dream Sports Academy, where he coached various level of athletes for 17 years.

    Coach Fernando Fantroy
    Interim Co-Head Coach

    During his career, Coach Fantroy has developed over 50 individual state champions, three United State of America Track and Field (USATF) Youth National Champs, 15 USATF finalist and seven state record holders. The range of his athletes’ championships was from hurdles, middle distance runners, girls & boys long distance runners and the triple jump. Coach Fantroy’s motto for his athletes is to be “DSMO” (dedicated self-motivated ones.)

    Coach Fantroy is Level-1 USATF certified. He was a volunteer sprint coach at Warner Pacific College for the 2014 track season. Coach Fantroy is the owner and head coach at The Furnace Athletic Academy LLC. Because of his vast wealth of knowledge in hurdle training and competition; he has been deemed by his athletes and fellow coaches as “The Hurdle Doc.” He has been one of the presenters at the Aloha Chat n Chew now The Nike NW Coaches Clinic for the past three years.

    Kelly Holding

    Kelly Holding, Assistant Track and Field Coach
    Interim Co-Head Coach

    Assistant Coach Kelly Holding has 28 years of coaching experience, including 25 years at the high school level where she won seven team state championships and coached her athletes to 63 state championships and multiple state records. Coach Holding is a six-time Oregon Athletic Coaches Association Track and Field Coach of the Year.

    In her three years at Warner Pacific College, Holding's athletes earned four NAIA All-American titles in the long and triple jump. As an NAIA All-American high jumper herself for Central Washington University, Holding has a deep knowledge of the jumping events. She is USATF Level 2 certified and knowledgeable in the sprints, hurdles, and relays as well.

    Holding lives in Damascus with her husband, Jim, and has three adult daughters.

    Jim Satterfield

    Coach Jim Satterfield
    Assistant Track & Field Coach

    Jim Satterfield became a member of the Mt Hood coaching staff at the start of 2012-2013 school year to help coach and recruit distance runners for cross country and track & field. Since Jim’s arrival the Saints have added depth and quality to both the men and women’s squads. The Saints are once again running with the best in the NWAC. Team leaders have won several All-American awards in the classroom, cross country trails, and on the track. Several Mt Hood athletes have been voted NWAC Athlete of the Week by the other coaches around the league.

    Jim is a true example of a “Lifetime Runner and Coach”. He has been a successful age-group runner at the youth, high school, college, open, masters, and senior levels of competition. Jim has been ranked as high as second in the United States in the 3K steeplechase for his age. He has also coached championship teams at public schools and individuals of all ages.

    Several years ago Jim was encouraged to write a book about his method of teaching stride fundamentals by a group of runners he was coaching at the time. Some of these athletes were training for the Olympic Trials and referred to Jim as “Their Stride Guru”. His book Unleash Your Stride/Learn to Run Like a Natural has won two awards and was published in 2010.

    Throughout his years in the sport, Jim has had the privilege to train with and compete against numerous World and American record holders … and be taught by Olympic and world renowned coaches. Jim’s mission is to pass on his knowledge of the stride and training methods to the next generation.

    Jim was promoted to Head Cross Country Coach in the spring of 2014.

    When asked about coaching the Saints at Mt Hood... The most rewarding job I’ve ever had. I look forward every day to the opportunity to helping our student/athletes become more successful.