Rana Reider

RANA REIDER

SENIOR CONTRIBUTOR

With over 28 years of coaching experience, Coach Rana Reider has earned a reputation of being one of the best track and field coaches in the world. He has earned numerous awards, lead multiple collegiate teams to championships, and coached many elite track and field athletes to both World Championships and Olympic victories.

He has had over 9 Olympic medalists between 2004-2016, over 25 athletes who have competed in major track and field events including the Olympics and World Championships, as well as over 15 years of coaching at the collegiate level.

Some highlights of his career include coaching athletes such as Christian Taylor, Andre De Grasse, Tianna Bartoletta, Dafne Schippers, and Nia Ali. Taylor is an American triple jumper with two Olympic gold medals, four World Championship gold medals, and a personal triple jump record of 18.21 meters, which ranks 2nd on the all-time list. De Grasse is a Canadian sprinter with one silver Olympic medal in the 200m, two bronze medals in the 100 m and 4x100m relay, as well as four medals from the World Championships. Bartoletta is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the long jump and short sprints. Her accolades include three gold Olympic medals in the long jump and 4x100m relay, as well as several gold medals from both the World and World Indoor Championships. Schippers is a Dutch track and field athlete who competes primarily in the sprints, and her achievements include a silver Olympic medal in the 200m and several medals at the World Championships in both the 100m and 200m. Ali is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the 100 meter hurdles. She is the 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist as well as the 2019 Gold medalist for the 100m hurdles.