Meet Our Team and Coaches

KRISTA DUGOSH, Owner

An avid runner since college, Krista Dugosh practices what she sells at Fleet Feet Murfreesboro. Krista is a Board Certified Pedorthist who will help solve your problems in or related to the foot and lower limb. She is an expert in fitting the correct shoe to your foot, and can recommend the correct insert if one is required. She chose Murfreesboro to open her Fleet Feet store because of the hometown feel and "awesome people."

Krista's Exercise Tip? "Start your programs conservatively, you'll be more likely to stick with it!  Don't overdo it and over-train.  Injuries are yuck!"    

  


MURFREESBORO

Gail - Operations Manager and Speed Coach

Gail moved to Murfreesboro from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada in March of 2012.  Gail trained for her first half-marathon 13 years ago to ‘keep a friend company’ and hasn’t stopped since. She has run several half-marathons and marathons including New York/Chicago and her most favorite - Boston – qualifying and running in 2007 and 2008 and has another attempt planned for 2014. When she’s not at Fleet Feet, coaching, or running with her crew around Murfreesboro, she can be found chasing her two adorable granddaughters anywhere and everywhere they want to go. Gail spent 14 years as a swim coach (and instructor) in Ontario and has coached swimmers from development to national level.  She loves to share any and all words of wisdom she has acquired to other athletes when and wherever possible. “With all the running we do here, you HAVE to share stories.” SEE you on the Greenway !!! 

Paul - Retail Floor Manager

Born and raised in Middle Tennessee, Paul graduated from Riverdale High and studied Biology at MTSU.  He was a competitive mountain biker during mountain biking's hayday of the mid 90's then transitioned into road cycling, competitive running, and triathlons. Paul still rides recreationally but now races mostly in running events from 5k distance to 1/2 marathons. However, Paul occasionally races in area triathlons as well. He serves as head coach for our triathlon program and loves to see people succeed in his personal passions.

Penny

Penny has lived in Murfreesboro since 2000, moving to TN from Virginia.  Six years ago, she started running with a friend after never thinking she would become a runner.  Since then, she has ran 1 full marathon and 7 half marathons, numerous 5K's and 10K's.  She enjoys her cats, embroidery and reading.  Penny also home schools her two children.  

Lyle

Lyle was born and raised in NY. He ran track and cross country since the 6th grade. In his time throughout high school he became a League, Section, County, State and Federation Champion in his mid distance races of the Cross country seasons, 800m and 1000m. These led to his first college at SUNY Delhi where he became an NJCAA 10 time all All American honors athlete as well as 6 National Champion titles. That journey led him to finish his athletic career via scholarship at MTSU as an NCAA Conference Champion. He now has his degree in Exercise Science and is the Group Fitness Manager at Gold's Gym Downtown as a Les Mills Bodyattack Instructor and a Les Mills GRIT Coach. His life is with fitness, good health, and making sure his athletes and customers walk out in a great fitting shoe.

Demetria

Demetria recently moved from Morrison to Christiana with her husband Ray and their miniature schnauzer Lila. Four years ago, she started running after a friend, who is a double amputee did the Army Ten Miler with a hand crank bike shortly after he was injured in Afghanistan. Since then, she has completed the Marine Corps Marathon, numerous half marathons and other distances. Just like with every runner, she continues to chase that PR. She is a huge supporter for our wounded heroes. She loves hitting the gym and spin class as much as she loves hitting the pavement. 

Chrissi - Apparel Buyer, Marketing Coordinator

Growing up in the pool, I was a competitive swimmer for most of my childhood through high school. After my first baby, in 2007, I started running to lose the baby bulge. My husband and daughter and I moved to Murfreesboro from Toronto in 2009, and after our second daughter was born that year, I took up running & started attending classes at the gym to get back in shape. I ran my first half marathon, in Nashville, with my Mom in April, 2012. After that I participated in several Fleet Feet training programs, eventually mentoring for the Half Program. I have run a handful of half marathons, 2 Ragnar Relays (TN), and several 15k, 10k and 5Ks since that first race. I have met SO many amazing people through running! Aside from being active, I also love to cook, bake, EAT, decorate, travel and read. My kids (10 & 7) keep me busy, and I love being their Mom! 

Ally

I follow MTSU basketball since my dad is the head coach.  I love to play tennis and swim.  I love Fleet Feet Sports.

Andrew

Andrew was born in Nashville and grew up in Hendersonville, TN where he competed in middle and high school cross country and track. He is a third-year student at MTSU, working towards a degree in Psychology, along with minors in both Writing and Health. Andrew has experience coaching runners, including both children and adults. He enjoys studying human psychology, behavior, and physiology. Andrew is an admirer of all things artistic, to include books, music and acting. Among other things, Andrew’s greatest passion is befriending and mentoring children into competent, confident, and well-rounded young people.

Christina

I have spent the majority of my life in Murfreesboro (aka Turf Turf for life).  I started running a few years ago when a friend and former Fleet Feet employee taught me how to love running.  I LOVE trail running, as well as rock climbing, mountain biking, and backpacking…or just doing anything outside :)

MT JULIET

Christy - Mt Juliet Manager

Originally from Chicago, Christy has lived in middle Tennessee most of her life. She is married to her husband, Alan, and they moved to Mt. Juliet in 2014. Her passion is motivating new runners and watching them achieve their goals! Her hobbies include international travel, hiking, painting and gardening.

Tony

I started my running career in high school cross country and track. I continued through college and my work years to maintain my fitness. I worked as a forester for 32 years with the federal government and the running fitness kept me eligible to be a wild land firefighter until my retirement. In 1999, I set a goal to complete a marathon before I turned 50 and before 2000 so I completed the Tucson Marathon in December, 1999. I met my wife Diana Bibeau at that race and we finished together in 3:45. I have now completed 98 marathons in 48 states plus DC. I have been involved with the local running community for the past 14 years. When I first moved here, I joined the Nashville Striders and participated in many of their races. As a member of the Striders, I began to volunteer regularly at local races and got to know many members of the running community. 

Annie

Growing up, Annie was a competitive tennis player in high school and college. In college, a friend introduced her to running, and she’s been running ever since. She has run a marathon and multiple half marathons, 10k’s & 5k’s. She has enjoyed coaching girls high school cross country, being a race director, and coaching Couch to 5k programs. Annie is passionate about helping and encouraging others to achieve success and enjoyment through an active healthy lifestyle. She is excited about being part of the Fleet Feet team!

Linda - Full and Half Marathon Coach

Linda started walking in 2006 with a friend as a way to get healthy and stay fit. In 2008 she participated in her first 5K. She found her passion was running. Since that time she has done many 5K,10K, half, and full marathons as well as 2 triathlons and a Dopey challenge in Disney World. She is a 2 time Boston qualifier. Linda also enjoys pacing half marathons. Her motto is run fast or run slow but never out run your love of running. In 2015 she completed the RRCA coaching certificate course and started coaching for Fleet Feet Murfreesboro. Outside of running she likes to cycle, spend time with her husband and their two teenage boys.

COACHES

Full Marathon

Joel Lawrence

Joel is a Nashville native who grew up playing various sports in local community leagues.  In his formative years, he dabbled with trail running in his trusty Chuck Taylors to help manage his weight.  After a very long hiatus, Joel returned to running in 2012.  Joel credits his renewed interest in running to both a desire to lose weight and looking for a shared interest with his wife.  Joel ran his first race in 2012, the Special Kids 5K and never looked back.  Joel has a number of half-marathons, marathons, and ultra-marathons to his credit.  Some of the highlights include the Go Commando Half-Marathon, the Destin Beach 50 Miler, and A Race for the Ages – 100 miler.  Joel has been involved with a number of the local running groups and participated in Fleet Feet mentoring for the Half-Marathon Training Group and co-coached the Greenway Marathon Training Group.  Joel is looking forward to adding the Jackals Marathons (5 marathons in 5 days) to his list of accomplishments.  When Joel is not running he enjoys playing with his four dogs and being a “trophy husband”.  Joel’s general philosophy on running and coaching is “work hard, play hard – with an emphasis on playing”.

Colleen Lawrence

Colleen grew up in Maryland where her first introduction to running was running laps during soccer practice.  At that time, she was not interested in running unless it involved chasing a ball.  Colleen went to graduate school in upstate New York where she first took up running in 2006 as a way to relieve stress and stave off the inevitable weight gain from ramen noodles and happy hours.  Colleen moved to Tennessee in 2007 and ran her first half-marathon in 2008 (The Frostbite Half-Marathon).  Since moving to Tennessee, Colleen met and married her husband Joel, ran numerous races on both roads and trails, at distances from 5K to 100 miles, done mentoring with the Fleet Feet Murfreesoboro Half-Marathon training group, and co-coached the very dedicated group of ladies in the Greenway Marathon group to finish their first marathon.  Colleen is an active member of the Boro2Square runners and founder of the Mad Cow Running Company.  Her next goal race will be the Yeti 100 mile trail run in Abingdon, VA in late September.  Colleen’s philosophy on running, coaching, and life in general comes from a quote from Steve Prefontaine, “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift”.

Half Marathon

Jessica Harter

Hey there! I am Jessica and I have been running for 20 years, distance running for 5 years. To date I have 8 marathons and countless half marathons under my belt. I am mom to 3 crazy, amazing, wild boys. I bake and read. I LOVE hills!

No Boundaries / 5 Miler

Tiffany Warner

In late 2009, Tiffany was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. After doing her  research she discovered that to win her battle she must do it with movement so she made the decision to start running. In 2010, she joined the No Boundaries program at Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro and hasn’t looked back. Tiffany has participated in every program that Fleet Feet has offered including yoga. She now coaches the No Boundaries program in an effort to give back to a program and running community that gave so much to her. Tiffany credits her quality of life to Fleet Feet Sports Murfreesboro, No Boundaries and the Murfeesboro, Tn running community.  She is  currently certifying with USATF.

Total Body Workout - Core Strengthening

Terry Coulter

Terry Coulter has been involved in the fitness industry since 1985.  She has taught step aerobics, high-impact, low-impact, water aerobics, boot camps and total body workouts as well as being an avid runner.  She is a certified personal trainer and certified group fitness instructor through the Americen Fitness Association of America (AFAA). Terry is now a personal trainer with F.A.C.E. it Fitness Personal Training in Murfreesboro.

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