We take great pride in our coaches who bring experience in Distance, Sprints, Throws, Hurdles and Jumps. As a team, we impart the knowledge that track doesn’t just make you fit, it demonstrates hard work, yields improvement and produces long-term results.
Michael Davidson (Head Coach – Distance)
Michael is a Bay Area native from East Palo Alto, CA who graduated from Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, where he ran track and played football. He was a 2-Time State 400 meter finalist in both his Junior and Senior years. He went on to compete for the University of Arizona as a Division 1 scholarship athlete. He began coaching in 2005, as an assistant with the Palo Alto Lightning. In the spring of 2008, he became Head Coach with the Peninsula Youth Track Club, helping to lead the club to its first Track and Field National Qualification. In the spring of 2009, he left the team to pursue more individualized coaching across both sprints and distance. Over the past 10 seasons, Coach Michael has coached a number of athletes to National Championship participation. Some of those athletes receiving honors including Youth All American, Top-10 National Finisher and even National Individual Champion in both Cross Country and Track and Field. In the Fall of 2013, Coach Michael along with Coach Ginger started the Peninsula Flyers out of a desire to help a broader youth community be the very best they can be by developing their self-confidence through hard work, a supportive environment, open communication and mutual respect for all. Coach Michael is a proud father of 3 and husband to (Coach Stacey).
Stacey Davidson (Assistant Coach – Sprints)
Stacey is a Southern California girl who grew up in Carson, California where she began her career in track at the age of 8. While she was extremely competitive that she would race in the boys races as well as the girls.
Stacey continued to compete from grade school, Jr. High, High School until college when she became the best spectator ever for the sport she loves. Stacey ran in the 100, 200, 400 and both relays. In 2000, she started coaching with her husband Michael and has been involved with track ever since. Stacey’s specialty is the sprints and She will volunteer to coach the Lil Flyers, and is more than happy, if you have the time, to discuss the excruciating details of her favorite event. Stacey is proud mother of 3 and wife to (Coach Michael).
Ginger Verneuil (Assistant Coach – Throws)
Currently residing in Mountain View, CA. and native, of Fullerton, CA. Coach Ginger, received her BS from University of California Davis, and her MS from Stanford University. Her love for record making throws started at Sunny Hills High School and continued into college where she holds records for the 1990 All American Division II Outdoor Track and Field, Discus at University California Davis. From 1986-1997 Coach Ginger holds the UC Davis school record 150-03. From 2010-2013, Coach Ginger developed specialized youth Throws Trainings for a variety of teams including Peninsula Youth Sports and East Palo Alto Greyhounds. Her specialties included Shot Put, Discus and Javelin. Coach Ginger received her Level 1 Coaching Certification in 2013 and is an active member of the USATF. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, knitting and Pilates. Her motto is “Do what you do” (don’t get distracted by your competition).
Victor Hudson (Assistant Coach – Sprints/Hurdles)
Bay area native who grew up in Stanford and currently resides in Redwood City, CA. Coach Vic attended the University of Arizona as a scholarship Track & Field athlete. In High School he was a 4 year letterman, 4 year Dual Meet Champ, 4 year PAL tea League Champ, 2 year PAL MVP, 2 year PAL Championship Most Outstanding Athlete , PAL 400 Meter Champ, 4 year 4×100 Meter Relay Champ (anchor leg). 2 year ALL CCS and 2 year CIF State Championship Meet Qualifier. He is a proud father and loves golf. Coach Vic is dedicated to mentoring and coaching athletes to improve speed, agility and overall athletic performance. His personal motto is “Every Athlete Will Get Better” (every athlete has the potential to get better, and it’s his job to get them to excel).
Scott Wiley (Assistant Coach, Jumps)
Scott grew up in Eugene Oregon, Track Town U.S.A., and the birthplace of Nike Inc. He started long jumping at age 12, and in the spirit of Bill Bowerman, made his own track shoes at age 14. He continued to compete from grade school, Jr. High, High School, College (Oregon State University) and masters track, 26 years in all until the body said this is enough. In 1997, he started coaching, relying on his background in Physics and Aerodynamics to challenge conventional wisdom, but still use what he learned from the great coaches, athletes, doctors and trainers he has known over the years. Scott’s specialty is the long jump. He volunteers to coach every Sunday, and is more than happy, if you have the time, to discuss the excruciating details of his favorite event.
The Peninsula Flyers Youth Track and Field Club is a registered 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization #36-4803889.