MHCC Names New Interim Co-Head Track & Field Coaches
Mt. Hood Community College has named two new interim co-head track and field coaches. Fernando Fantroy Sr. and Kelly Holding, assistant coaches under head coach Doug Bowman, will serve as interim co-head coaches during the 2018 season. Coach Bowman passed away in May following a year-long battle with brain cancer.
“Coach Fantroy and Holding have had tremendous success in track and field and have been outstanding assistant coaches for the Saints,” said MHCC Athletic Director and Dean of Health and Physical Education Kim Hyatt. “I believe they will continue with
the caliber of training and the devotion to our student-athletes that Coach Bowman helped build here at MHCC.”
Fantroy brings more than 35 years of track and field experience to the program. A Level-1 United States of America Track and Field (USATF) certified coach, he has coached at the high school level and for the Dare to Dream Track Club. During his career,
he’s trained more than 50 individual state champions, three USATF Youth National Champs, 15 USATF finalists and seven state record holders. He’s known fondly as the “Hurdle Doc” by his athletes and colleagues.
Holding brings more than 28 years of coaching experience to the MHCC Track and Field program. She coached at the high school level for 25 years, and during that time led her teams to seven state championships and her athletes to 63 individual championships.
She is a six-time recipient of the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association’s Track and Field Coach of the Year. Holding also coached three years at Warner Pacific College, where her athletes earned four National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
(NAIA) All-American titles in the long and triple jump. She’s a USATF Level-2 certified coach.
Fantroy and Holding will also serve as assistant cross country coaches this fall under head cross country coach Jim Satterfield.