* Bergen Xpress staff has passed NCSI criminal background checks.
Phil Hogan is entering his 10th season as Head Coach and co-founder of Bergen Xpress. Phil is a USATF Certified Level 1 Coach. He specializes in throwing events, including shot, discus and javelin, and oversees track meet entries and practice scheduling. Contact Coach Phil
|Michele Hogan, Team Admin, is entering her 10th season as a co-founder of Bergen Xpress. She oversees all registration, logistics and team financial activities. Contact Michele.|
George E. Jenkins, Associate Head Coach
George, known to his athletes as “Coach Do-Over,” oversees the team’s conditioning program, and works with long sprinters, distance runners, and jumpers. Contact Coach George. He has 15 years experience as a youth coach, officiates high school and college track meets and coaches post-collegian athlete’s year round.
George’s coaching accreditations include:
- International Amateur Athletics Federation Level V Elite Coach
- USATF Level 3 Youth , USATF Level 2 Multi-events, USATF Level 1 Coach
- USATFCCCA Track & Field Coaching Certification
- New Jersey Track and Field Asso., High School Track & Field Meet Official
- Safesport Training, U.S. Olympic Committee
- Red Cross CPR.
Joshua Spears, Senior Assistant Coach
Coach Josh, who has 20 experience as a youth coach, specializes in strength, conditioning and teaching proper running and jumping form. He also oversees the training and care of all our injured athletes. Coach Josh is the safety coach at Teaneck Pop Warner Football. He holds safety certifications in Red Cross CPR, USA Football and Rutgers University S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic. Contact Coach Josh
Rodney Bennett Jr., Assistant Coach
Coach Rodney is new to track and field, but has several years experience in coaching acceleration, speed and change of direction in football. The former Teaneck High School football player was a football athlete at Central Connecticut University. He is also a coach for Teaneck Pop Warner Football and previously at Bogota Junior Football. Coach Rodney holds safety certifications from USA Football and Rutgers University S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic. Contact Coach Rodney.
Thomas Yahn, Assistant Coach
Coach Yahn works with sprinters and throwers to polish their technique. He is a former scholarship sprinter at Penn State University and a practice team running back for the New England Patriots. He is also a coach for Teaneck Pop Warner Football. Coach Yahn holds safety certifications from USA Football and Rutgers University S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic. He is the NYC Board of Education’s Bronx Borough Track & Field coordinator.
George Jenkins IV, Student Coach
George is beginning his junior year at George Mason University, where he is a 400 meter runner. He is Teaneck High Schools’ all-time records holder in the 400 meter dash. George works during the championship round with BCX long-sprinters and distance runners on race strategy and technique.
* All Bergen Xpress coaches have undergone NCSI criminal background checks.