Our Coaches

Train with the Best Running Club

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Dan Guillory

Owner & Head Coach

Coach Dan Guillory is the founder and owner of West Coast Road Runners. He is an amazing Head Coach, who trains and mentors our athletes, offering professional and quality guidance throughout the season to help members achieve their goals.

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Ron Mahoney

Pace Coach

Helping others reach their fitness goals puts a smile on Coach Ron Mahoney’s face. He believes we all have a lot more potential than we realize and he helps unleash it. His positive attitude helps every WCRR member “Saddle-Up” for long fun group runs!

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Anne Kendall

Assistant Coach

Coaching with WCRR since 2006, Coach Anne Kendall is energized by fellow West Coast Road Runners achieving their goals. Her favorite San Diego race is the Rock N Roll Marathon!

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Denise Mikkonen

Assistant Coach

Because the WCRR Team encouraged, nudged and supported her to reach her goals, Denise Mikkonen was inspired to coach. Coach Denise loves running side by side with team members while sharing hopes and dreams, and listening and laughing together on morning runs.

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Mark Bauckman

Assistant Coach

A certified USA Track & Field Level I and Ironman coach, Coach Mark Bauckman enjoys sharing his experience, education, and expertise with runners to help them achieve their goals. His coaching philosophy stresses continuous improvement for both his athletes and himself.

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Sandra Villalobos

Assistant Coach

The trails in Escondido are Coach Sandra Villalobos' favorate place to run. Always with her chapstick in hand, Coach Sandra can be found smiling as she helps WCRR members achieve their goals.

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Rick Lopez

Assistant Coach

Coming Soon

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Liz Lichtenberger

Head Coach

Overseeing our WCRR Carlsbad team is Coach Liz Lichtenberger's passion. She brings her training as a psychologist to her duties as Head Coach, making sure that her athletes are both psychologically and physically prepared for their race goals.

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Akemi Wellington-Oguri

Assistant Coach

Coach Akemi Wellington-Oguri coaches because it is awesome! Since 2017, she has been loving starting her weekends with WCRR’s Catalina Crew Pace group. She’s been running since she was a kid, and now she loves any run with friends.

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Chuck Ellison

Assistant Coach

The reason Coach Chuck Ellison coaches is to help others achieve their goals. He's been a part of our WCRR Team since its inception and loves seeing it grow.

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Joey Bryan

Assistant Coach

Coach Joey Bryan loves to motivate and share in others’ athletic accomplishments. He is inspired by helping runners learn what they are capable of and breaking past what they thought feasible. His favorite routes are on the trails!

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Mike Serrin

Assistant Coach

You’ll find Coach Mike Serrin checking out the surf whenever he’s running along the coast (in case it is surfable after running). He loves helping both new and experienced runners get better race results and to keep in great shape.

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Shannon Haines Briley

Assitant Coach

Coach Shannon is grateful for the community of WCRR runners that provided some much needed encouragement after taking several years off from running to grow her family. She loves running frequently in scenic Rose Canyon and Marion Bear Park.

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Tommy Thornton

Assistant Coach

Coming Soon

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Tim Zacharyasz

Head Coach

As Head Coach for the Rancho Bernardo location, Coach Tim Zacharyasz loves sharing his favorite trail runs in SD. There is no greater satisfaction for Coach Tim than helping his runners achieve their goals.

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Alyssa Gardner

Assistant Coach

Coach Alyssa joined WCRR in 2016 to train for her first half marathon. She loves being in the back of the pack, where there is always fun to be had! She is thankful for walks on the beach, the friends made through WCRR and her dog Baylee!

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David Winslow

Assistant Coach

Coach David has been running on and off for years, but via WCRR has learned the advantages of consistent training and running with a fun group. He runs on trails as much as possible, in Balboa Park or elsewhere.

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Judy Wade

Assistant Coach

Easily recognizable from her colorful compression socks, Coach Judy Wade has been a proud team member since 2007. She loves coaching other runners to help them achieve their goals.

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Peggy Guillory

Assistant Coach

Coach Peggy Guillory loves being active, especially in this beautiful city we are so blessed to live in. When she's not walking with our team or swimming, you’ll find Peggy shopping or hanging out with her grandkids.

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Melissa Mationg

Assistant Coach

Joining WCRR changed Melissa’s life. She loves the community. Coach Melissa Mationg loves to be surrounded by people who make each other better.