Certified Coaches

The NBMA is committed to providing information about NBMA members, who are also Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) Certified Coaches. You should work with a certified running coach to develop a personalized training plan, as opposed to buying or using an off-the-shelf plan. Personalized plans take into account busy lifestyles for people. Personalized plans address speed goals, as well as distance goals. And a certified coach will help you develop a realistic goal. This helps ensure you run injury free.

These professionally, certified coaches are not NBMA employees, agents, or representatives. Their coaching business is independent of and completely separate from the NBMA. These individuals are also authors and professional speakers, as well as athletes. They are NBMA members, who are RRCA certified coaches and actively support our goals. In addition to their professional jobs, they donate their time to specific community projects, such as speaking to students, organizing and leading running clubs, and working with local churches and community organizations to start running clubs. Contact them directly to learn more about their areas of specialization.

To be listed as a RRCA Certified Coach, you must be listed on the RRCA’s website as a certified coach and have been a NBMA member for at least one year, send a short bio (not to exceed 400 words), and provide a high resolution photo to Comments@BlackMarathoners.org. The email’s subject line should read “RRCA Certified Coach.”

Current List of Coaches

State City RRCA Certified Running Coach
GA Atlanta J.R. Hughes
LA Baton Rouge Nettye Johnson
MD Baltimore Natasha Durkins
NY New York City Stephen Jackson
NY New York City Gisela Perez
OH University Heights Langston H. Maclin
PA Philadelphia Catherine Williams-Frank
TX Dallas Keisha L. Ragoobir
TX Dallas Monisha Randolph
TX Houston Bridgette Collins