14 Jan 2015

My AAU Story- Fahim Minkah: Running Tigers Track Club

My AAU Story- Fahim Minkah: Running Tigers Track Club

My name is coach Fahim Minkah, and I am head coach and president of RunningTigers Track Club of Texas, Inc. I have been coaching youth age track and field for about 16 years. Running Tigers Track Club is the only club I have coached, but I have volunteer coached at several middle schools in the Southern Dallas area. Fact is I began coaching at Adelle Turner Elementary School (3rd through 6th graders )under Dallas Independant School District's " Hershey" Track program. Running Tigers began as a summer camp for those students. 

As these students grew older our club began to accept students from other schools. We eventually evolved into a hurdles specialty club in an effort to get a higher percentage of youth athletes performances into elite rankings and candidates for college scholarships. We have been very successful at that. We have one girl and one boy(my son) who have been 4 times AAU national champions. Many thought I would retire from coaching after my son (a USA elite hurdler who is currently at Texas A&M) graduated. But they misjudged my motivation to coach.

I coach track because I have an everlasting love for the sport; and volunteer coaching is my way of giving back to the youth of the community,teaching life skills as well as developing some of the finest track athletes in the country and world.I am 75 years old , and not about to stop. I shall coach with professional quality and as a volunteer as long as I continue to be effective at what I do, no matter what age I be blessed to reach.

Coach Fahim Minkah

Running Tigers Track Club of Texas, Inc.

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