Reed Elmore

Head Coach

Reed Elmore started as the head cross country and track coach in 2009

Elmore, an Arcata High graduate, was inducted into Humboldt State's Athletic Hall of Fame twice after an impressive distance running career at HSU from 1990-92. He was inducted into HSU's hall of fame first in 2002 individually, and then was again inducted in September 2011 as a member of the 1991 HSU cross country team. Elmore, who graduated from Arcata in 1987, went on to run at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he qualified for the state championships his freshman year in the 800-meter.

His senior season, Elmore was an All-American selection in both track and field and cross country at HSU, taking the conference championship in the Steeple Chase. "Competing at HSU was just a great all-around experience for me," Elmore said. "I learned so much about the sport and what it takes to be successful." After HSU, Elmore stayed with the sport by running in various road circuits and has coached in the HSU Running Camp every year since 1990.

In 1997, Elmore became an assistant coach at Arcata, under his former head coach James Washington, then moved on to Flagstaff High School in Arizona in 2002 before returning to HSU as an assistant in 2004. Elmore served two years as an assistant at McKinleyville High School before finally becoming a head coach for the Panthers in 2008. He then accepted the head coaching job at CR the following year. "I really enjoy working at the junior college level," Elmore said. "I have a social work type of background and I like helping kids get to the next level that might not otherwise make it."

According to Elmore, the Humboldt County area is the perfect area for long distance running, mostly because of the climate. "This area is ideal for distance running," Elmore said. "The weather, the trails; it never gets freezing and it never gets too hot.  Other schools out of the area will have to practice at five or six in the morning because it gets so hot in the summer."

CR Athletic Director Joe Hash is happy to have such a well-connected and motivated coach on his staff. "Reed has a tremendous background in both education and running," Hash said. "He certainly has the pedigree in running, but he also has two Master's Degrees and has worked in a number of different educational settings. He really understands athletics and student development and can see the whole picture to put it together for young people. We're certainly happy to have him with us."

Eric Wright

Assistant Coach

Eric Wright is the throws and strength coach for the College of the Redwoods track and cross country programs. He joined the staff for the 2016 track season.

Wright graduated from Eureka High School in 2007 where he was a 3-time league champion in the shot put and 1-time in the discus. He then went to Shasta College for the 2008-09 seasons as a thrower. Eric was the 2009 NorCal hammer champion. He then completed his college career at Chico State where he was the CCAA hammer champion and a 4-time All CCAA and 4-time NCAA All West Region thrower while at Chico. At Chico State, Eric earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology in 2013 with focuses in Coaching, Strength and Conditioning, and Biomechanics.

Prior to Redwoods, Wright coached two seasons at Shasta College where he had a state champion in the discus. In Wright's time here at Redwoods, 3 of the 4 women's school records have fallen with two different women out throwing the previous hammer record in 2017 and the javelin and discus records as well. In Wright's coaching career, he has had 4 school records broken, 3 All-Americans, 1 state champion, and 8 state qualifiers in the throwing events.

Andre Moodie

Sprint coach & assistant Cross Country coach

Moodie, a native of Negril, Jamaica, became College of the Redwoods Sprint coach and assistant cross country coach in the 2013-14 season. Through 3 seasons with the Corsairs, Moodie has coached athletes to 6 All-Americans performances. He has also coached 9 conference champions and 4 school record holders.

Prior to joining his Alma mater (College of the Redwoods), Moodie attended Dickinson State University and Mount Mercy university and was a 4 times NAIA national qualifier, an All American and holds over 10 school records for the Mount Mercy University Mustangs. Moodie was twice named as a member of the Jamaica National team and represented Jamaica in the 2009 Carifta Games where he was a finalist in the 800m.
Moodie graduated with honors from Mount Mercy University where he earned a B.A in Business Management and Administration.


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