Coach Scott Simmons

Scott Simmons is the long-time coach of the American Distance Project and the US Army’s World Class Athlete Program, and has coached athletes to seven U.S. Olympic team births resulting in Olympic Silver and Bronze medals in the 5,000-meters.

Simmons-coached athletes have rewritten the U.S. record books from the mile to the marathon, with multiple athletes in the U.S. Top 10 All-time.

Top distance performances include:

Women:

  • Mile: 4:36; 5k: 14:39; 10k: 30:46; Half Marathon: 1:09:27; and Marathon: 2:28:04

Men:

  • Mile: 3:53; 5k: 12:57; 10k: 27:07; Half Marathon: 59:52; and Marathon: 2:07:56

Simmons has coached over 50 U.S. National Team members and over 50 national champions, including a U.S. National Record holder in the 25k.  As a college coach, Simmons coached five back-to-back national cross country team champions.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Sport Coaching from the United States Sports Academy and is recognized as leader in the sport of distance running, teaching coaches from around the world and publishing articles and books including “Take The Lead: A Revolutionary Approach To Coaching Cross Country.”