Head Coach & Founder: Julius Belton
Coach Belton has been a successful coach in the USA Track and Field (USATF) program with the Gulf Association for over 20 years. He specializes in distance training, especially Cross Country and Steeplechase. He is USATF Level 1 Certified and continues to participate in coaches' training, as the safety of his athletes are a priority over everything else. He believes that education comes first and, as such, is responsible for over 30 athletes continuing to train and compete at the college level.
Coach Belton has been a police officer for 23 years, 18 of which he has spent as a detective with the Katy Police Department. Prior to that, during his 8 years in the U.S. Army, he learned that discipline, character and integrity are paramount to becoming a great person.
Assistant Head Coach & Co-Founder: Georgiann "Gee" Belton
Coach Gee Belton is a USATF level 1 Coach and Cross Country Specialist. Coach Gee has been coaching for over 10 years and trained numerous Racewalking Champions. Coach Gee is also a mother of 2 and loves working with kids.
Coach Gee was an talented high school athlete for the Lamar High School Savages in Lamar, Colorado. She was a standout basketball player and track and field athlete. Coach Gee went on to serve honorably in the US Army, and now she works for KISD. Coach Gee believes in putting kids first and helping every one of them achieve their dreams.
Assistant Coach: Kenya Warren
Coach Kenya is originally from the Houston area and moved to Katy over 20 years ago. She has been married to her husband, Vincent, for 23 years and they have 3 children. Their children ran track in school and enjoyed it so much that it led them to join club track. Her children have been running with Katy Express since its inception.
Coach Kenya never intended to be a coach, but saw the environment that had been created and wanted to be a part of it. She prides herself on enthusiastically encouraging both kids and parents in the club. If she could give parents one piece of advice, it would be this: Bring your kids to practice - they WILL succeed!
Field Events Coach: Craig Williams
Coach Williams’ coaching success began with coaching para-athletes in track and field and basketball at the University of Texas at Arlington. Coach Craig has seen the athletes he has coached achieve their goals on the collegiate, national, and international stages. He is an USATF Level 1 Certified Coach who continues his training, so that he can meet the ever-changing needs of the athletes he works with. His greatest joy is working with an athlete and helping them reach goals they never thought possible.
Assistant Coach: Lou Hughes
Coach Lou Hughes, Jr. is the successful product of a single mom. He began running track in middle school in 1980, and ran through college until 1989. For three years he held First Place in the AAU Regional Long
Jump. He was #1 in the state during his junior year for 7 consecutive weeks, and during his senior year for 5. He was named “Athlete of the Year” in 1985. He then attended University of Central Arkansas on a
Track Scholarship from 1986-1989. While at the university, he was all-regional, all-conference, and an NCAA qualifier every year. He is an eight-year veteran of the armed forces. He has 20+ years of experience in corporate America, travelling both nationally and internationally, with a focus on giving back to the community. He has owned several businesses, most of which have revolved around real estate.
His service to his country and community, coupled with influence of his grandmother from an early age, forged disciplinary skills that enabled him to focus on what he believes are the three most important characteristics: honesty, integrity, and character. He has served on several boards, created four different non-profit organizations, and is the creator and author of “The Why Experience.” His own prior track experience, as well as his life experience, have allowed him to be an effective coach and mentor at several levels, including at Little Rock Hall High School, Pine Bluff AAU, and now, Katy Express.
Distance and Racewalk Coach, Inner Loop Site: Dan Morgan
Coach Dan moved to the Houston area from Boulder, CO in 2001 with wife Katherine to attend graduate school at Baylor College of Medicine. Prior to attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, he spent 8.5 years in the Navy working as a supervisor in a submarine on the nuclear propulsion plant. He began coaching track and field in 2013 when his youngest daughter demonstrated an interest in running and racing. He has since obtained his Level 1 certification and cross country specialist certificate from USA Track and Field.
As a coach with Katy Express, he works to provide training to kids located in the Inner Loop area. He coaches both the spring/summer track and field season as well as the autumn cross country season. The training program is designed to benefit those competing in middle to long distance events (400 meters and up). Coach Dan also specializes in race walk training, with his athletes achieving All American honors at the USATF Junior Olympic national championships. He enjoys helping kids achieve their fullest potential, coaching and mentoring on and off the track.
Coach Dan works to assess and challenging their athletes, engaging them and partnering with them and their parents to design a specific training program for each individual. He regularly consults a network of coaches across the country and stays informed about what is current and new in track and field, as well as utilizing what has been established. His goal is to help athletes find a balance of health and success in all aspects of their lives, as well as supporting the Katy Express community.
Field Events, Throwing Coach: Tony Aswad
Coach Tony likes throwing stuff, but don't take that the wrong way!! He keeps club members busy, coaching shot put, discus, hammer and javelin. It's not always the case that a child shows up and asks to learn to throw, so he works hard to identify kids who may not even realize their hidden talents. Coach Tony is USATF Level 1 certified, USA football certified and Safe Sport certified.
Assistant Coach: Dominique Stephenson
Coach Dominique began running track and cross country her sophomore year of high school and ran every season through her senior year. A stand out runner, she was named “MVP” each cross country season. She then attended Prairie A&M University on a Track Scholarship from 2005-2007. She earned a Bachelor′s Degree in Psychology.
Off the track, Coach Dominique is a Regional Director for a non-profit organization, and specializes in emergency management and response.
Coach Dominique firmly believes that every season can be a successful season by simply staying on course. She pushes all of her athletes to experience the desire and drive to constantly improve, and to believe in their own capabilities as well as their teammates'. A love for the game and a respect for teammates can make any group of young children reach goals that may have once seemed impossible.