CoachUp Private Athletic Coach (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Throws, Long and Middle Distance) (Strength and Development Training)
MYIA Emerging Elite Athlete Coach, Youth Camp, Coaching Clinic and Showcase organizer
Lanier High School Coach (Hurdles and Mid-Distance)
Mills College former Assistant Track & Field Coach (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Long and Middle Distance)
Sacramento High School former Head Track & Field Coach (Sprints, Hurdles, Jumps, Long and Middle Distance)
Jesse Bethel High School former Assistant Track & Field Coach (Long and Middle Distance)
Illinois State University Wrestling team member (1 year)
Lincoln Senior High School Track team member (3 years - competed in the 440, 880, 1 mile, 2 mile and Sprint/Distance Medley Relays - still own School Records in both the Mile / Two mile runs and awarded Letterman status)
Lincoln Senior High Cross Country team member (3 years - Team Captain, School record holder and Letterman)
Lincoln Senior High School Wrestling team member (2 years - Letterman and competed at World Games)
Hughes Quinn Junior High School Track & Field team member (3 years - competed in hurdle, relay and jump events)
IAAF Level 5 / USA Track and Field [USATF] Coaching Education Level 3 - Youth Specialist (Jan. 10, 2018)
USATF Coaching Education Level 2 - Endurance (Dec. 31, 2017)
USATF Coaching Education Level 2 - Sprints, Hurdles, Relays (July 23, 2016)
Team USA SafeSport (September 2, 2015)
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Sprint, Hurdle & Relay Events (Sep. 1, 2015)
U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Track & Field Technical Coaching (Oct. 15, 2014)
USATF Coaching Education Level 1 - Sprints, Hurdles, Relays (June 30, 2014)
CPR (Georgia State Defense Force)
First Aid (Georgia State Defense Force and Georgia High School Sports Association)
Georgia High School Sports Association Community Lay Coach (Track & Field)
Herb became involved with the sport of track and field as a student-athlete at both Hughes Quinn Junior High School and Lincoln Senior High School in E. St. Louis, Illinois. After graduating high school, Herb left home to attend college on a wrestling scholarship prior to joining the United States Navy. Upon transfer with the Navy to the San Francisco Bay area in California in 2006, he took a job working as an assistant track & field coach at Jesse Bethel High School in Vallejo, California. During his time at Jesse Bethel High School, he successfully coached the first-ever female Solano County Athletic Conference (SCAC) 800-meter track league champion. Upon leaving the coaching job at Jesse Bethel in 2008, Herb accepted a position as the Sprints, Jumps and Hurdles coach at Mills College in Oakland, California where all his collegiate scholar-athletes became very successful in setting both personal and season best records in multiple events.
Later, Herb accepted an Assistant Track & Field coaching position at Sacramento High School in Sacramento, California where in 2009, all of his scholar-athletes became very successful in setting both personal and season best records in multiple events. As well, he successfully coached several of his Sac High student-athletes to the title of 2009 Metro League champion, and one of his female student-athletes to a 2009 adidas 50th Anniversary Golden West first place win and a qualification to participate in the 2009 USATF National Junior Olympic Championships. This type of success led to Herb being interviewed, selected and offered the Head Track & Field coaching job at Sacramento High School in 2010.
Herb's coaching philosophy is centered on being mentally focused because "hard work always pays off". Herb teaches the fundamental principles necessary to be successful in the sport. He incorporates strength and conditioning training methods that he learned from attending an USATF Level 1 coaching class, from coaching student-athletes over the years and from competing as an athlete himself.
Herb designs an annual training plan for his student-athletes that is based on the concept of periodization. The plan is simple (inclusive of macro, meso and microcycles) and has flexible content that is modified to meet the athlete where they are and help them to maintain a rate of progress that allows for them to stay injury free.
Herb's training sessions for athletes include... jogging, dynamic warm up stretching, plyometric conditioning, running, jumping and hurdle mechanics, and a static stretching / jogging cool down period.
Herb is committed to creating a safe and positive training environment in which student-athletes want to work hard, improve their physical, mental and spiritual development.
Herb teaches the art of self-discipline, respectful sportsmanship, the value of working hard to meet set goals. He helps the student-athlete understand what it means to become a better citizen of society-at-large by giving a great effort on the track and in the field.