Head Coach “Buddy” Crutchfield  attended Sherwood HS in MD, playing football, basketball and running track. He went on to North Carolina Central Univ., playing football and running track. Following college, Coach Crutchfield joined the US Army where he ran for the All-Army track team. Coach Crutchfield has coached several All-Americans and teams from AAU/USATF to his previous assignment at Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) HS. During his tenure at OLGC: in 2007 the 4x100m relay team set the then meet record at the the Florida Relays; in 2010, his team was ranked No. 1 track team in the Eastern Region; also in 2010, the Distance Medley Relay won the Championship of America at the Penn Relays, ending a 46-year drought, and went on to be All-American; and in 2011, the team won the WCAC title, ending a 26-year drought.

Contact Information:
Email – Bcrutchfield@dematha.org
Cell – 301.437.0406


COACH ADRIENNE – “Track and field is in my bloodline, it is just what we do.” Graduating from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 2010, she received many honors, including female athlete of the year in 2010. She also was part of the relay team that set the new school record in the 4x100m, 4x200m, and SMR. After high school she was given the opportunity to continue to run in college at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She was named first team All-Conference and All-American for both indoor and outdoor seasons, as well as winning a NCAA National Championship title in the 4x100m relay where she anchored the team. She then transferred to the University of Maryland-College Park, where she finished her dual degree in Mass  Communications and Public Relations.

Contact Information:
Email – Adrienne.Crutch@gmail.com
Cell – 301.523.8925


Coach Chris Paul (CP) – As a fitness professional and a father, Coach Chris is cognizant of the challenges you face in finding the time for fitness.  He understands that it can be difficult to stick to your fitness goals particularly when trying to do it alone.  He has a passion for helping others stay fit and healthy, and this, in turn, encouraged him to enter the fitness Industry. With a B.A. in Physical Therapy/ Fitness Conditioning and certification through the American Council on Exercise (ACE), he has worked as a trainer, coach, and counselor for a combined 12 years of experience. Now, as the owner of Showtime Fitness LLC, he specializes in Speed and Flexibility Strength and Conditioning, Individual and Team Training.

Contact Information:
Email – Showtimefitnes@gmail.com
Cell – 240.543.7867


Coach Kyle Martin says track and field have been a passion of his for the past decade. He started running at the age of twelve and has been in love ever since. He is a product of WCAC track and field by way of Our Lady of Good Counsel High School. He competed all 4 years, holds the 110m  hurdle school record at OLGC, and was the 2012 WCAC 110m hurdle champion. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, class of 2016. He ran track all 4 years at VCU, holds the indoor 60m hurdle school record and is the first person at VCU to run under 8.00 seconds. He is also the 2015 Atlantic 10 Conference 60m Hurdle champion and holds the 110m hurdle school record at VCU.

Contact Information:
Email – Kmmartin949@gmail.com
Cell – 240.432.0263


Coach Cory Puffet– A DeMatha 2010 graduate, Coach Cory ran cross country, receiving numerous awards. He finished 2nd at the WCAC Championship as a freshman, won the WCAC individual title three times, and was the Washington Post Athlete of the Year for cross country in 2009. Cory holds six DeMatha track records from the 1500m to the 2 mile. He was a member of DeMatha’s music program, won a blue ribbon for botany. In the science fair, and graduated with highest honors. He earned a full scholarship for cross country to the University of Maryland-College Park and holds a degree in communications. His father, Michael Puffett, was DeMatha’s head cross country coach for six years. His mother, Louisa Puffett, is a math teacher and the head Cross Country coach at Elizabeth Seton High School.

Contact Information:
Email – Cpuffett@dematha.org
Cell – 301.821.6729



Coach Edwin graduated with a degree in Kinesiology in 2008 from University of Connecticut, at that time, the number one rated strength and conditioning program in the nation. Coach Edwin was a NCAA Division 1 Scholarship Athlete, 4-time All-Big East Conference Athlete, 2-time Big-East Champion (2004-2006), ranked #1 in the 400m dash in New England (2005),  Paint Branch High School All-Decade Team Montgomery County (2000-2010) 2-time All-American All-Met Athlete 2003 Montgomery County MVP 2003 3A State Champion School Record In 200 and 400 School Record in 4×200 & 4×400

Contact Information:
Email – Edcampbell85@gmail.com
Cell – 301.706.2661



Coach Anthony – Before coming to DeMatha, coach Anthony Awkward served as an assistant coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel specializing in high jump, long jump, triple jump. A Sandy Spring native, coach Anthony was a member of the Sherwood HS track and field teams for 3 years, placing first in the County and District Championships, and was high jump runner-up in the State Championship with a personal best of 6’10’’ and over 22’ in long jump. Coach Anthony has served as head coach at the Barrie School in Silver Spring, coached at Silver Spring AAU Track Club, Rockville Striders USATF Track Club, and the River Hill HS girls’ team in Clarksville. He is the owner of Studio 650 Fitness Personal Training Service.

Contact Information:
Email – studio-650@hotmail.com
Cell – 240.888.0391


Coach Sam Martin – grew up in Rockville, MD, and began running track at seven years old. He ran for Coach Buddy in middle school, where he became serious about track and field. Sam graduated from Richard Montgomery High School in 2011 after winning multiple Montgomery County Championship titles, 3 State titles in the 4x800m relay (2 indoor, 1 outdoor), and earning All-American honors at the 2011 New Balance Indoor National Meet in the 4×800. He continued his education and running career at Christopher Newport University, graduating with a B.A. in History and a minor in Writing. He won multiple conference titles in both the Mason-Dixon Conference and the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) and, until this February, was the CNU school record holder for the indoor mile. He says, “My coaches at all levels have helped guide me on the path toward coaching and I have learned much from them that goes beyond the track.”

Contact Information:
Email – smrunnerbard@gmail.com
Cell – 301.910.1387