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Chris Mayer



Chris Mayer ran at Dacula High School from 2002-2006 under Andy Christie. He then ran for Paul Deaton at Berry College from 2006-2011. Chris was at The Lovett School in Atlanta from 2013-2023 after spending the 2011-2012 season at Mill Creek as an Assistant XC/Track coach and the 2012-2013 season at Mountain View High School as a Head XC/Assistant Track coach. Starting this fall he will be an assistant coach at Athens Academy. He served as a Staff Coach for the Nike Smoky Mountain Running Camp from 2014-2019.


Chris’s coaching philosophy is one largely focused on manageable, consistent training, and progression over time with lower volume and an emphasis on neuro-muscular development and bio mechanics. He enjoys finding solutions by being creative in training and writing unique workouts, and openly shares training advice and ideas with fellow coaches. ​


Under Chris’s guidance Lovett distance athletes have achieved 5 team State titles (2 girls cross country, 2 girls track, 1 boys cross country) and 16 individual State titles across Track and Cross Country. Athletes have reached the heights of Nike Cross Nationals (Serena Tripodi) and Brooks PR Invitational (Everett Smulders). ​He lives in Marietta with his wife Ashlea. ​



Bachelor of Arts in Middle Grades Education, Berry College


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