Doug Herron


In 1985 ,as a senior at Bartlett High School, I ran the #1 800m time in the U.S.(1:49.2) and a week later ran the #3 800m time in U.S. high school history(1:48.09).  Soon after, I received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona where I earned a BA degree in 1990.  In 1991 I began coaching and have been coaching since.  I have taught at all grade levels. I have coached high school track and cross country since 1991 and was an assistant at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  


  • 1990 B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies: biology, psychology and exercise and sport science, University of Arizona
  • 1994 Physical Education endorsement, Post Baccalaureate Program in Exercise and Sport Science, University of Arizona
  • 1997 State of Alaska Teaching Certificate, K - 8, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • 2016 M.Ed. Special Education, University of Alaska Southeast

Professional Experience:


  • Aug 2011-  Present: Secondary Special Education teacher, Bartlett High School
  • Aug 2009-  May 2011: High School Physical Education Teacher, Bartlett High School(CITC), Anchorage, Alaska
  • Aug 2002 - May 2008: 6th Grade, Arctic Light Elementary (FNSBSD), Ft. Wainwright, Alaska
  • Aug 1997 - May 2002: 6th Grade, Crawford Elementary (FNSBSD), Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska


  • 2009-Current, NIKE Northwest Regional Manager for Nike Cross Nationals
  • 2009-2011, Distance Coach for Track and Cross Country, South Anchorage High School
  • Jan - May, 2009, Assistant Track Coach, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Had 3 men qualify for the Division II National Championships and all 3 ranked among the top 10 in the nation at 1:51 or better.
  • 2002 - 2007, Track/Cross Country Running Coach, West Valley H.S., Fairbanks, Alaska

o    Girls team ranked #1 in NW and #9 U.S. in 2006
o    Girls teams competed in Nike Team Nationals in 2005 and 2006
o    Girls State Champions 2004, 2005 and 2006
o    Girls team ranked #16 U.S. (final 2005 rankings) The Harrier Super       25
o    Girls team Ranked #2 in NW NTN XC Rankings 2005
o    Adidas XC Classic Champions Portland 2005
o    Led the boys and girls 4X800m relay teams to current state records

  • 1998 - 2000, Track Coach, North Pole H. S., North Pole Alaska

o    Coached the individual 800m/1600m boys state champion
o    Coached the individual girls 400m state champion
o    Led the girls 3200m relay to a state championship
o    Current record 1600m relay teams (boys and girls)

  • 1992-1993 Director of Track, Cross Country Running and Skiing, East Anchorage H. S., Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1990-1991 Track and Cross Country Running Coach, Bartlett H. S., Anchorage, Alaska

o    Coached individual boys state champion 800m/1600m
o    Coached individual state champion cross country
o    Coached a sweep of the boys 800m for the first time in regional               history
o    Coached individual champions at 800m, 1600m and 3200m
o    Regional and state team champions.

  • Spring/Summer, Alaska Running Clinic Administrator, Fairbanks and Kodiak, Alaska

o    Facilitated clinics on all phases of track and field


  • Owner/operator FISH ON! River Guides-King Salmon Charters


  • 2009 Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Inductee
  • University of Arizona School Record Holder at 800m (1:47.00)
  • 800m Pac-10 Champion in 1987 at Corvallis, Oregon (1:47.68)
  • N.C.A.A. All-American
  • United States World Junior and Senior National Team Member
  • 1988 U.S. Olympic Trials semi-finalist
  • Nike National Level Sponsored Athlete
  • Member of 4X800m team that was #1 in the world in 1988 (7:16.72)
  • 1985 #1 U.S. high School Senior at 800m (1:49.2)
  • 1985 # 3 in U.S. high school history at 800m (1:48.09)
  • Current Alaska state records of 1:49.2 800m, 4:13 1600m and 15:12 5k in XC
  • Ran 24:53 8k and 31:33 10k as a collegiate xc runner
  • Collegiate bests of 45.9 400m relay split and 1:45.93 relay and 1:47.00 800m open. 



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