•  Hamilton Track and Field Coaches

     

    Girls - E.J. Martin

    (480) 390-0461

     Boys - Michael Zdebski

    (248) 568-2950

     

     E.J. Martin - HEAD COACH

    Independent Sports Professional & Instructor, Health/Fitness, Strength/Speed/Conditioning, Sports Nutrition, Entrepreneur.

    Coach Martin, born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, was a two sport high school athlete in football and track & field. He still holds a number of records to this day. He had All-State honors on the football field and in the 100m dash. He was a four-time State Champion and All-American in both the 110H and 300IH events and was one of the premier hurdlers in the country.

    Coach Martin earned a full athletic scholarship to Michigan State University to continue his football and track & field careers. He was a three-year letter winner, team captain, and Big Ten Champion for the Spartans during his time in East Lansing, Michigan. Coach Martin graduated with a degree in Communications with a minor in Business. After college, Coach Martin ran professionally and was on the IAAF World and USATF Top Times lists, both indoor and outdoor. He was a multiple-time qualifier for USA Track and Field National Championships, both indoor and outdoor and at the Olympic Trials.

    Coach Martin has a couple of businesses now and also trains kids up to be professional athletes nationwide. He enjoys teaching youth through professional athletes the proper technique, fundamentals, and mechanics on how to run. He has produced a number of state and national champions in the jumps, sprints, and hurdle events on every level. Coach Martin started Quicksilver Track Club AZ as a way to help our youth become all they want to be and to help them excel in whatever it is that they choose to do on and off the playing field! Coach Martin has two daughters that love sports as well!

    You may contact Coach Martin at: ejmleo@yahoo.com or (480) 390-0461

     
    Tim Harden - Sprints
     
    Now retired, Tim Harden was an 8-time NCAA Division 1 All-American and 10-time All-SEC while attending the University of Kentucky.  His post collegiate accomplishments include being a top ten, world ranked 60m and 100m sprinter with numerous achievements at all levels of competition. His 60m time of 6.43 seconds still ranks as 4th fastest time ever! Coach Harden's philosophy is, “It is every athlete’s duty and responsibility to max out their God-given talent."
     
    Awards and Achievements:
    • SEC Indoor 60m Champion 1994,1995,1996
    • SEC Outdoor 100m Champion 1994,1995,1996
    • USATF National Champion 60m in 1995
    • NCAA Division 1 100m National Champion 1995
    • NCAA Division 1 55M National Champion 1995
    • NCAA Division 1 60m National Champion 1996
    • USATF Outdoor 100m National Champion 1998
    • World champion runner-up in 60m in 2001
    • World Champion in 60m dash in 2003
    • 1996 Olympic Silver Medalist 4x100m relay.
     
     
    Priscilla Schultz - Distance

    Coach Schultz has been coaching running to include cross country, track and road races for over nine years. She has coached at all levels from youth, adult to collegiate athletes. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science.  While attending ASU, Coach Schultz was a standout XC and track athlete.  She broke school records in the indoor mile and outdoor 1500m and was the first All-American in school history for the Women’s Cross Country program. Coach Schultz was a high school Arizona state champion in the 800m and ran post-collegiate, where she qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 800m and 1500m and was a national competitor in the 1500m making two USATF Outdoor finals. She is a former USA Fall XC National Champion and has run competitively in several road race distances, including the marathon.  She has USATF certifications for both Level Two Endurance and Sprints.

    The 2020 season will be Coach Schultz’s first year as an assistant track coach at Hamilton and she will coach primarily the middle and long-distance events.  She will also coach in the Fall as Hamilton's Girl’s Head Coach in XC.  In addition to coaching at Hamilton, Coach Schultz has a local XC and Track Youth club called the Chandler Gazelles.  The Chandler Gazelles’ mission is to provide a quality athletic program that teaches youth about teamwork, goal setting, competing while having fun and giving back to the community as well. 

    Coach Schultz is an advocate for running as a lifelong sport and loves the outdoors, especially the beautiful Arizona trails.  She was born and raised in Prescott, Arizona. Coach Schultz and her husband have three daughters who attend a CUSD school. 

    You may contact Coach Schultz at coachpschultz@gmail.com or 480-363-7371 

    Follow Coach P on Twitter @coachpschultz

     

    Dave DeSilva - Pole Vault/Decathlon

    Coach DeSilva brings a wealth of experience to the table for the Husky team. He has been a Varsity head coach in track, football, basketball, and wrestling for over 25 years, throughout California and Arizona. Now in his 7th year as the Pole Vault Coach at Hamilton, he is also the Head Wrestling Coach at Tempe Preparatory Academy. In the last six seasons, Hamilton vaulters have qualified for 21 State Championship appearances, finishing top ten 14 times, placing top four 9 times, and earning 3 state titles. Out of Fort Bragg High School, Coach DeSilva went first to Shasta College, then onto Sacramento State, competing in Football, Wrestling and Track, and he concluded college - studying English and Astrophysics - after signing with the NFL as a kicker and punter. Dave is an educator within the Chandler Unified School District and a Timberfaller in Northern California when school is out. He has two sons who are also teaching in the Chandler District.

    You may contact Coach DeSilva at: davidrdesilva@gmail.com

    Pole Vault

     

    Samantha Bowe - Jumps/Multi-Events

    Samantha graduated from Arizona State University where she received her master's degree in Sports Law and Business. Along with her master's, she has an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science that she obtained from the University of New Mexico where she competed on the women's track & field team as a heptathlete.  

    Ms. Bowe was a continuous top four placer in the Mountain West Conference for the pentathlon indoors and the heptathlon outdoors. In 2015, she was an Outdoor National Regional Qualifier in the Long Jump.

    Samantha is from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she grew up in an athletic family with three older brothers, Jake, Gus and Val, and where she was raised by her parents, Sam and Pam Bowe. When she isn't coaching, Samantha is a part owner of Legends Performance & Wellness where she is a personal trainer. 

Last Modified on May 7, 2020