An avid runner from the 6th grade, Jeff Buck now joins GMHS as the newest distance track coach
Around the age of 12, and just before his
first marathon Jeff Buck, George Mason’s newest distant track coach, realized one of his lifetime passions... running.
“Before training for the marathon [my parents] had never really been into running and I thought to myself, ‘wow, that must have took them lots of determination and courage to do that.’ That's when I joined my middle school track team and took up running.”
The hard work his parents put into the 26.2 miles of the
is what Buck credits his interest of running to.
“I've been running competitively since 6th grade, that's when I ran my first 5k and was basically hooked ever since.”
In fact he was so hooked that soccer tennis and rugby fell to the wayside as running seemed to take over his afternoons. This determination led him to run competitively in high school and then in college at
East Stroudsburg University
where coincidentally competed against Julie Bravin, George Mason’s Assistant Athletic Director and French teacher.
"Coach Bravin helped to lead me to coach at Mason. &nb...