Larry Wade

Coach Larry Wade

Coach Larry Wade

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2 x NCAA National Champion
5 x NCAA All American
Texas A&M Hall of Fame Inductee
2013 CA Community College Coach of the Year
4 World Boxing Championships – Strength and Conditioning
Coached 40 Championship medals,
23 National Championship medals,
5 Olympians

Coach Larry Wade has been a professional Speed Coach
now for over 10 years. His talent was brought to the forefront in 2004 when a great
athlete and friend Dominique Arnold asked him to coach him individually. Wade took on
Arnold and referred him to the world renown Coach John Smith. This seemed like a perfect
fit due to the fact that Smith was the coach to Larry Wade for over half a decade during
his athletic years. So it was extremely humbling to Wade when Smith hired him to be his
sprints/hurdle assistant in 2005 and 2006.

Larry Wade played a intricate part to many professional athletes such as Nicole Denby and John
Seffenson development during that time but none more then Dominique Arnold Breaking the
American Record in the 110 Hurdles
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That was a true changing point for Larry Wade in his career. That year he went on to become The
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Head Track and Field Coach for the 2006 Asian Games. While in
this position, Wade decided that if his team did well at this championship that he would
become a full time independent speed coach. At that Championship, The Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia went on to win 8 gold medals in the champions which is a feat that has not been
accomplished since.

With this early success in his career Coach Larry Wade decided to create a running group in 2007 and
name it Double Pillar Athletics. Where he went on to coach great athletes like Carmelita
JeterJeter who ran 10.97 in the 100 meters with him. She also became the Gold and Bronze
Medalist in the 2007 World Championship in Osaka. He also went on to coach 2008 Olympian
Rodney Martin who ran 9.95 in the 100 meters and 19.99 in the 200 meters as well. Here is
a small list of athletes that Coach Wade has coached:

 

Wade not only brings knowledge from coaching but he also brings experience as a former
world-class athlete. Wade was ranked as one of the top five athletes in the world in the
110 hurdles from 1999-2004. In 2003, Wade won the Pan Am Games gold medal in the 110
hurdles and was a World Championship finalist. Additionally, he was a Goodwill Games
bronze medalist in the 110 hurdles in 2001.

In 1998, Wade graduated from the track and field power house Texas A&M University where he
was a two-time, NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPION in the 110 hurdles. Wade finished his career as a
five-time, All-American in the 110 hurdles (1994-98). He completed his career with four
Big 12 Conference Champions and one Southwest Conference Championship (record holder in
both conferences). For his collegiate athletic achievements, Wade was selected to the
2007 Big 12 Conference 10th Anniversary Team and he is a member of the Texas A&M Hall of
Fame.

Wade was born in Giddings, Texas to Isabel and Herbert Lee Wade Sr. He was student athlete
for Elgin High School where he was Texas State Champion and AAU National Champion (L.C
Express, ) Coach Wade is Married to Yvonne (Scott) Wade a 2 time former Olympic hurdler
and current Head Track and Field Coach for UNLV. The two have two sons, Jordan and
Brandon.

Stats

40 championship medals
  • 1 World Athletics Final Medal
  • 1 Jamaican National Championship Medal
  • 1 Nigerian National Championship Medal
  • 1 Austrailian National Champion Medal
  • 1 Puerto Rican National Medal
  • 1 Pan American Jr. Championship Medal
  • 2 St. Kitts National Championship Medals
  • 3 French National Championship Medals
  • 4 World Championship Medals
  • 6 Mexican Nationals Medals
  • 8 USA National Championship Medals
  • 10 Asian Games Medals
  • 1 All African Games Medal