Coach’s Corner: Julian Scarbrough

Girls cross country and track sprints and jumps coach

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Coach Julian Scarbrough poses for a picture during track practice.

Ethan Zimmerman, Staff Writer

Q: How long have you been coaching track?

A: I have been coaching track for 12 years total. 

Q: How long have you been coaching at AHS?

A: I have been coaching track here at Annandale for  three years so far.

Q: What is your favorite part about coaching at Annandale?

A: My favorite part about coaching at Annandale is seeing the kids work hard and achieve their goals that they set for themselves.

Q: Besides track, is there any other sport you would coach?

A: Besides track , a sport that I would maybe coach is football.

Q: What made you want to coach and is there a story behind why you coach?

A: Being a former athlete made me want to coach. I also  had a community service project in my sociology class and I volunteered to coach at South Lakes and three runners went to states and then I started coaching. 

Q: Did you participate in and run track in high school or college?

A: Yes, I participated and ran track in both high school and college.

Q: What advice do you have for underclassmen who are interested in participating in track this year?

A: Advice I would have for underclassmen who are interested in joining track this year would is to come and try track and see if you enjoy it and have fun. Also try to not set your goals to be too high.

Q: What has been your biggest accomplishment in coaching track?

A: My biggest accomplishment in coaching track so far was having Franco Kitila make it to nationals in the freshman group last year and Astrid breaking a triple jump record.

Q: What goals do you set for yourself as a track coach?

A: Some goals I set for my self as a coach is to try to motivate kids to the best of my ability so that they perform to their full potential. Also, to be there for when it really counts. 

Q: Did you run track growing up?

A: Yes, I ran track mostly throughout high school and continued to  participate in track in college. 

Q:  What makes you want to continue coaching track?

A: Seeing everyone practice hard everyday so that they can succeed and reach their goals.