Coach Tonya Jones-Isaac
Tonya Jones-Isaac, a native of Waynesboro, Georgia, graduated from Burke County Comprehensive High School in 1992. Graduating in the top ten percent of her class, her academic accolades were mirrored by her athletic prowess in track and field as she was offered a full scholarship to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. There she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. During her athletic tenure, she helped lead the UALR Trojans to a Sun-Belt Conference title in 1994 and was named Sun Belt Conference Track Athlete of the Week for her performances. Other honors included serving as team captain in 1994 and 1995 and winning the conference title in women's long jump at the '94 Indoor Championships before going on to compete in the NCAA Indoor Championships.
Jones-Isaac selflessly gives back to the community by serving as a mentor and coach for young boys and girls through her efforts as a Director of Team Heat Track & Field Club with the USATF and AAU track and field organization. She is also a member of the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), U.S. Track and Field (USTAF) and a certified USATF official.
Jones-Isaac's held positions as a collegiate Assistant Athletic Director and Head Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach, an elementary health and fitness instructor, a high school drop-out prevention coordinator, and a director of recreational activities. She also served as volunteer track & field coach and a mentor for several AAU Clubs in central Arkansas before becoming a founder member of Team Heat Track & Field Club.
Jones-Isaac served as the NAIA Champion of Character Representative for Philander Smith College and Committee Chair of the GCAC Men's & Women's Track & Field teams. She is a former member of the Junior League of Little Rock, served as Board President for Gaines House of Little Rock, and board member of All My God Sons mentoring program.
Even with all of the various social activities she performs, her most important role is that of a proud mother of James, Carson, Cobe and Savanna.
Coach Markell McGuire
Markell McGuire is a native of Helena, Arkansas. McGuire graduated 4 th in his class as a student athlete lettering in all four years in football and track and field. He competed in the 110M, 300M/400M Hurdles, 4X100 M relay, 4X400 M relay, Long jump and Triple jump. McGuire continued his track career as a student -athlete at University of Central Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with emphasis in exercise science and minor in nutrition form the University of Central Arkansas. McGuire held certification with ACSM, CSCS, and ISSA. His experiences includes personal trainer, exercise specialist, and strength and conditioning coach. McGuire is a believer in “scientific sports specific based training” and emphasizes fundamentals and technique.
Coach Hasaan Rasheed
Hasaan Rasheed has dedicated his life to helping people become fit and show them how to improve their quality of life through health and fitness.Hasaan was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Dallas Carter High School in 2006. He is a former track All American and 2010 Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College with a degree in Kinesiology and Health Physical Education. He was also an Oprah Winfrey Scholar from 2007 to 2010 and helped to present an award as a special guest on the Oprah Winfrey Finale Show. In 2011 he received his Master’s in Education with a concentration in Biomechanics from Auburn University, where he was also a full-time professor and Long Jump specialist. Hasaan has assisted in coaching/mentoring both AAU, USA, and Collegiate athletes for the past thirteen years and has been an advocate for helping the underprivileged attain goals outside of their environmental influences; both academically and athletically. He was also a full-time professor and Assistant head track coach at Arkansas Baptist and Philander Smith Colleges in Little Rock, Arkansas. After six years of collegiate teaching, Hasaan decided to retire and use his teaching abilities in other areas of life. In May 2017, Hasaan completed his last Doctoral course in Healthcare Education from Nova Southeastern University and is set to walk the stage in Summer 2020.
Hasaan is the founder of a nonprofit program called, All My God Children, Inc. The focus of this organization is to impact the youth grades K- 12 in areas of after school fitness programs, assisting kids who are continuing to college as wellas those who want to go back to college completely. Ultimately, the goal is keep more youth off the streets, fight obesity and to educate more of our future leaders.Inorder to achieve these goals, the staff of All My God Children, Inc. provides partnerships with college coaches, college administrators, investors, recruiters, youth educators, mentors, interns, and more. The vision is worked through providing summer fitness camps, by going to public and charter schools, and local community and private colleges in thearea.
Hasaan has recently taken on the role as founder and Commissioner for the Athletic International Association. The Athletic International Association (AIA) purpose is to foster competitions by using traditional sports and e-sports as a platform to provide prevention, intervention, health and wellness for youth and adults in the community. Family is extremely important to Hasaan, he comes from a large family and has obtained great support from his parents throughout his career. He is the Godfather to seven energetic kids, four of which he has raised as his own since their birth. In 2015 he adopted his 13-year-old cousin in order to give him a better opportunity in life. His kids along with family and friends are the driving force that motivates him to keep striving for the top.
Coach Becky Horn
My name is Becky Horn. I am from Battle Creek, Michigan but currently reside in Little Rock, AR for the past 10 years. I am a graduate from Western Michigan University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Textile & Apparel Studies/merchandise and design. I competed for the Bronco track & field team from 2004-08 and is the program's only three-time USTFCCCA All-American, earning the honors during the indoor seasons in 2007 and 2008 and outdoors in 2008, all in the 800m run. In my time with the Brown & Gold, I totaled 17 Mid-American Conference titles as an eight-time individual MAC title winner (two each in indoor/outdoor 400m dash and 800m run) and a nine- time MAC title winner as part of the 4x400m and 4x100m relays. While being selected as a First-Team All-MAC honoree six times, in my final season as a Bronco in 2008 by finishing third in the 800m at the Outdoor NCAA Championships after earning the MAC Most Outstanding Track Performer in both the indoor and outdoor MAC Championships. Then went on to place 8 th in the 2008 USA Track and Field Olympic Trials.