Darius Strickland

Darius Strickland considers himself a mentor/personal trainer as well as a Coach of the Vacaville Phoenix Gliders Track and Field club.
He has trained Will C Wood high track team and football team at Al Patch for certain techniques getting them ready for the 2013 season.
Darius is an Assistant Youth Director at one of the largest ministries in Vallejo California. He speaks in Juvenile Hall in Fairfield, and Martinez, CA.
Some of his public speaking engagements include: Marin Conservation Corp, Solano Skills Center, Golden Hill Continuation School, and Vallejo High School, and was a youth counselor at the A.K. Bean Foundation, and he also coached for the Vacaville City Basketball league.
As head coach of the Phoenix Gliders, he has coached over 300 track and field athletes, as well as physical conditioning for other athletes for other sports.
Phoenix Gliders is in their sixth season as a track and field club. For the past two seasons, Head Coach Darius Strickland, has successfully turned some of the average athletes into speedsters.
During the first season 12 out of 26 athletes made it to the Junior Olympics. During the second season 9 athletes made it to the Junior Olympics hosted at the Sacramento Community College.
Phoenix Gliders intermediate boys relay team posted a time of 46 seconds, coming in 23rd place in the Nationals.
The biggest accomplishment was 2011 when he took 20 athletes down to Reno, NV for the West Coast Junior Olympics and out of the 20, 17 made it to the Nationals and broke running records.
Phoenix Gliders  young midget boys set the record in relay at 53 seconds in the West Coast Junior Olympics. As of 2013 Coach Strickland was ask by USATF Association to be the Chairperson for the Cross Country Season.