MEET the Team

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Sherman Armstrong

Owner/Coach

Sherman Armstrong is the Owner and Head Performance Director of VAST Sports Performance where he helps athletes at all levels elevate their game. Having trained hundreds of current professional athletes Armstrong is considered among some of the best Performance Specialist in his field.

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Adia Armstrong

Manager /Coach

Adia is the manager of VAST Sports Performance, After School Program and Summer Camp She attended UCLA from 2000-2005 where she earned a Full Scholarship to run Track.  During her career at UCLA she became an 5x All-American, 3x Pac 10 Champion, and ran for Trinidad and Tobago.

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Jojo Maldonado

Sports Performance Coach

Jojo attended the University of Tampa, class of 2020, where she graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Allied Health Physical Therapy.An experienced Basketball and Track & Field athlete, Maldonado devotes her time to athletes of all levels by helping them reach optimal performance. She specializes in sport-specific speed, agility, acceleration, strength training, and rehabilitation techniques of all levels.

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Jerod Fernandez

Sports Performance Coach

Jerod Fernandez from Orlando FL attended Lake Mary High school and went on to be a 4yr starter at North Carolina State University. 2018 played for the Washington football team until released then went on to the CFL 2019- Present playing for the Ottawa Redblacks. Certified trainer with great energy and going to push you to get the best results out every time you step foot in the gym.

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Bryan Wilson

Sports Performance Coach

A 3rd year Student-Athlete at Barton College, an exercise science major and with a minor in psychology. I am a intern at VAST Sports Performance and my hope is  to become a strength coach for all age groups and be able to provide health and wellness tips for all ages

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Steven Gamble

Head X Country & Distance/ Throw Coach

Coach Gamble was born and raised in Martinsville, VA and joined the US Army at 17 as a combat infantryman and also served as a Military Police Officer for 10 years. He has participated in track and field since he was 12 years old. He attended Virginia State University on a track scholarship.

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Lakeisha Gamble

Cross Country, Distance/ Throws

My name is Lakeisha Gamble. I was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. I’ve worked for the United States Air Force for 19 years. I am a mother of 4 and I have always loved track and field. I enjoy working with children and helping them to achieve their goals. USATF Coaching Level I Certified. Distance and Throws coach. 

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Carlan Arthur

Distance

Born on July 12, 1984 in the small village of Morvant, Trinidad and Tobago. Carlan started running at the age of 15 years old for Morvant Jets Athletic Club. In the 2004 High School Track and Field season, Carlan Arthur blazed a trail of glory for Mucurapo Senior High, winning the 800m and 1500m events at the Zonal Championships. 

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Ishan Garrett

Sprints

Ishan Garrett ran his way to a decorated career at Tiffin University, where Ishan was a five-time NCAA Qualifier in various events such as the 400m, 200m, 4x100m relay and the 4x400m relay, earning his first All-American honors in the 4x400m relay. Garrett was also a GLIAC champion in the 200m dash and 2nd place in the 400m dash where he broke the school record at the time. Ishan earned his bachelors degree in Visual Communications and a minor in Theater in 2015.

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Mercedes Harris

Sprints and Jumps

My name is Mercedes and I was born and raised in Lancaster PA.  I ran track for Indiana University of PA, and Millersville University, Competing in all sprinting events, long jump and 100 hurdles. I graduated with a MS in psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis.

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Nafee Harris

Sprints and Jumps

Competed in the jumps and sprints at Indiana university of Pennsylvania  6 time all American in long jump, 1 time all American in 4x100. 2 time national champion in indoor long jump, 2 time national champion in outdoor long jump.. Coached college Jumps for F&M college in Lancaster PA, and Millersville University prior to joining the service.

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Charlene Cleary

Treasure

Cleary is a Board Member and Founding Chairperson of “Ready, Set, Go”, Financial Assistance Program at Vast Track & Field/Cross Country. This program serves to aid Student-Athletes with financial assistance so that she/he has the opportunity to excel in the sport of Track & Field while giving exposure to young, untapped talent in the Tampa Bay Area.

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Jonesha Pierrelus

Secretary

Hi, I'm Jonesha Pierrelus and I prefer to go by "Jo" . I have been with VAST Track & Field/Cross Country for about 5 years now. I have a degree in Office Management/Administration and have been doing Administration for VAST Track club for about 4 year I also serve as a Board Member.