was born in Seattle, WA. Williams began his Track and Field career at the age of 5 in the Seattle Parks and Recreation track program. He later competed at Nathan Hale High School in the late 90's where he completed the tough sprint tri-fecta, winning the 100, 200, and 400 meters his junior and senior in the highly competitive Seattle Metro League.
He accepted a division I scholarship to Washington State University, where he later transfered to Eastern Washington University in 2001.
Currently Johnnie Williams is the EWU record holder in the 55m, 60m, 200m indoor and the 100m and 200m meters outdoor. Coach Williams has a Master of Science in Anthropology and Criminal Justice from Columbia university. Currently coach Williams is the Athletic Director for Seattle Parks and Recreation. He enjoys organizing the sports program along with spending valuable time with the youth in his community.
Has been coaching Track & Field for nearly 20 years, beginning in 1990. Thea coached at Rainier Beach High School from 2000- 2006. He began as an assistant coach with Miller Community Center Recreation and the Miller Jets USATF Track and Field Team. This group is a USATF affiliated competitive running club and includes runners who competitive at all age group levels. From 2007- 2009. Thea coached at Seattle Academy middle and high school, were he coached runner to become eligible for the CYO and WIAA state championship.
Thea’s running history began when he was a young runner in Memphis, Tenn. where competed in the state championships and then in Seattle, WA competed in the Jesse Owen state meet where he when to the state final each year and set a personal record in the 100 and 200 meters. 1979- 1983 Thea helped Rainier Beach high school win 3 state titles. He also set a personal record in the 100m, 200meters and three state titles in the 4x100 relay. 1984- 1986 Thea helped Highline Community College win one league title. Coaching Philosophy is to give me 110% on and off the track , this means work hard and play hard.
started coaching for High Point Community Center when she moved to West Seattle in 2007. It was there that she met and coached with Johnnie Williams. She joined High Voltage in 2008, focusing on the 400 meters, which she says “is the best race in track”. She was a sprinter from a young age and still holds her Jr. High School record for the 100 yards, yes "yards".
She loves working with kids, seeing how hard they work, how they grow during the season and over the years. She loves track and field and wants the kids to have fun and love it too. Being from Oregon, she travels to Eugene most track seasons to watch the big meets and some football too. Go Ducks!!!
During her work hours, she helps families with protection and retirement income planning for New York Life.
Coach Parramore’s coaching philosophy is “If you do your best and train hard, good things will ALWAYS happen!” Coach Parramore has been involved in coaching track and field for over 20 years since beginning in 1992. He was an Assistant Coach at Mt. Tahoma High School in Tacoma, WA. from 1994-2000. He then became the Head Coach at Henry Foss High School in Tacoma, WA. from 2000-2010. Coach Parramore was named the Narrows League Track and Field “Coach of the Year” in 2004 and Foss H.S. just missed winning the 2004 state track meet.
Coach Parramore has helped numerous kids become state champions as well as national champions. Over his coaching career, Coach “P” has also assisted many kids with gaining college scholarships. He loves teaching kids of all ages the skills and techniques of Track and Field.
Coach Parramore’s running history began at Van Asselt Community Center, where he won the Jessie Owens meet at 12 years old in the 200 meters. His family moved to Tacoma, WA. and he went to Lincoln High School where he was the state leader in the Triple Jump in 1982-1983. Coach Parramore was also among the state leaders in 1982-83 in the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays as well as the 300 meter intermediated hurdles. He went on to Long Beach City College and set records in the Triple and Long Jumps in 1984 and 1985.
Coach Parramore does personal training with kids in the Long jump, High jump and Triple jump.