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Coaching Staff

Coach Firman Walden is in his first year as Head Coach of the Green Hope track program, following several years as GH's head sprint coach.

Coach Firman Walden works with the sprinters and hurdlers in the track program and spent his 3rd season as an assistant cross country coach in 2014.

Coach Jason Bochert in his 6th year as a coach at Green Hope High School in 2017. Jason has 13 years of experience as a coach (Pinecrest 2003-2007, Sanderson 2008-2010) and has worked with a number of State Champions and All-Americans. During Bochert’s tenure at Green Hope, he has had squads earn All American in the Spring Medley Relay, Distance Medley Relay, 4x800m Relay, and 4xMile at indoor or outdoor nationals. In 2016, his Green Hope 4x800 squad traveled to the Penn Relays and came home with the top USA high school performance and a new state record of 7:41. They placed third and each athlete won a gold watch for their efforts. At the 2016 state meet, that same squad of Delgado ('18), Williams ('16), Pehr ('16), and Kehn ('18) took down the North Carolina all classification outdoor state record in the 4x800 with a winning time of 7:38.83. Bochert has coached GH school records in the 800, 1000, 1500, 1600, 3200, 5000, 4x4, SMR, 4x8, DMR and 4xMile.

From 2012-2017, Jason coached the boys cross country A Company at Green Hope, directing many runners to new PRs. Bochert's 2017 boys squad won the NCHSAA 4A XC State Championships by over 70 points and three Green Hope runners earned All-State honors. Bochert has coached 8 of the top 10 cross country performances in school history, including the 15:18 school record by Peyton Barish ('18). Bochert's Green Hope teams also finished 4th in 2015 and state runners-up in 2016, and won conference titles in 2016 and 2017. The 2017 squad also had seven runners run 15:53 or faster for 5K, and the team earned an at-large bid to the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon.

Jason started his coaching career at Pinecrest High School where he led the boys' squad to a win at the 2004 4A Cross Country State Championships and experienced a one point loss at the 2005 State Championships to claim the runner up spot. Over his five years at Pinecrest, his boys' program won three regional titles and five conference championships in cross country. Three of his cross country athletes achieved All-State performances and his 2005 squad was ranked fourth in the Southeastern United States.

On the track, Jason coached four Pinecrest student athletes to All-American certificates. Racing out of the slow heat in both races Wacker, Williams, Black and Rickard earned All-American status with their fourth place finishes in the 4x800 and 4x1600 races at the 2006 Nike indoor National Meet. That spring the same squad won their second consecutive state 4x800 outdoor title and went on to set a new 4A state record with a time of 7:45.51. That record time placed seventh in the nation in 2007 and was one spot away from All American. In 2007, Andy Wacker placed second in the 5000 meters (15:12) at the Nike Indoor Nationals meet and set the school record in the process. In the spring Wacker improved on his indoor performance to place fourth at the Nike outdoor championships with at time of 14:58. Wacker also ran 4:15 for 1600 to close out his senior season.

During Jason's short stint at Sanderson High School his impact was noticeable right away. His cross country squad went from failing to qualify for the state meet in 2008 to winning the 4A Championship in 2009. That squad also won the Cap 7 title and had six runners under 16:52 that day. On the track Sanderson excelled at the relay events placing first in the 4x800 at the 2009 indoor state championships and third in the event that spring at the outdoor Championships. Individually, in the 1600 Matt Schick ran 4:19 and Allison Cook ran 5:09 to help lead the 2010 squad.

Jason is a non faculty coach and works in Durham. He is married to Jennifer, who teaches fourth grade in Raleigh, and they are the proud parents of a son and a daughter. Jason has run 9 marathons and has run the Boston marathon two times.

Coach Tyrone Jones is an Assistant Coach for jumps. Jones has over 12 years of long and triple jump coaching, with stints at Cary Academy, Reservoir High School in Fulton, Maryland, and Northside High School in Warner Robins, Georgia. He is a registered USATF official in North Carolina. Jones had a successful career in the horizontal jumps at Indiana State University and in US Armed Forces competition.

Coach Caroline Moakley is in her first season as a coach at Green Hope. She also serves as an assistant coach for cross country. Caroline is a former Green Hope runner herself and teaches English at her alma mater.

Coach Julie Ross is in her first season as a coach at Green Hope after coaching at East Forsyth. She serves as the girls distance coach for indoor and outdoor track and girls A Company coach for cross country. Julie is a former Green Hope runner herself and teaches Spanish at her alma mater.

Coach Rett Summerville is in his third season as the pole vault coach at Green Hope. When Coach Summerville first came aboard, Green Hope had only 1 vaulter and the team now consists of a dozen boys and girls with two vaulters qualifying for state meet early in the 2017-18 indoor season. He has over 10 years of pole vault experience spanning high school and Division I collegiate athletics.