Coaching Staff

Please Scroll Down to Choose Between Cross Country, and Indoor and Spring Track Coaching Rosters

We have a large and cohesive team of coaches who are building these 3 seasons into a year round program focused on becoming a national class program!

Cross Country Coaching Staff

Coach Doug Soles - Head Coach

Cell: 951-326-6992 
Email: doug.soles@jordandistrict.org


Coach Soles built Great Oak High School into one of the best combined boys and girls XC programs in the nation! His teams won 14 California Division 1 State Titles, and his boys won Nike Cross Nationals in 2015! Named the USTFCCCA Boys National XC Coach of the Year in 2015!

Coach Lexi Hopkin - Assistant Cross Country Coach

Cell: 469-878-8714
Email: alexishopkin@gmail.com

Coach Hopkin became involved with nationally competitive track and cross country teams beginning in 2001. She believes strongly in striving for excellence in all aspects of life; academics, family life, as well as athletics. She teaches that excellence is not purely measured by athletic success. Her approach to coaching includes encouraging her athletes to develop personal confidence and tenacity in addition to proper technique.

Coach Teresa Soles - Assistant Cross Country Coach

Cell: 951-326-6993
Email: tsoles1@yahoo.com

Was Co-Head Coach at Desert Hot Springs High School from 2000-2004, as well as assistant coaching at Great Oak High School. A 4 year college runner who focuses on form and development of athletes.

Coach Josh Pugel - Assistant Cross Country Coach

Cell: 859-797-3370
Email: joshkpugel@gmail.com

With 20 years of experience running everything from Track and Field through ultra marathons, Coach Pugel believes running can be a lifelong pursuit. His approach to coaching puts the fundamentals of aerobic development first, along with a holistic approach, to develop athletes that can be consistent and continue to improve year over year. 

Indoor  & Spring Track Coaching Staff

Coach Doug Soles - Head Coach

951-326-6992 doug.soles@jordandistrict.org


Coach Soles built Great Oak High School Track & Field into a powerhouse on the track, especially in the distances! His distance depth and relay strength made taking on his track program a difficult day for anyone. Named the USA Today Boys Track & Field Coach of the Year in 2016!

Coach Gabe Keil - Sprints

Coach Keil had been at Herriman High School since 2012. He Helped the girls team win 4 state track titles in a row (One 4A state title and three 5A state titles).
Attended Skyline high school and won a 5A state football title.

He is married and has 6 children and 2 grand children.

Coach Lexi Hopkin - Distance

Coach Hopkin became involved with nationally competitive track and cross country teams beginning in 2001. She believes strongly in striving for excellence in all aspects of life; academics, family life, as well as athletics. She teaches that excellence is not purely measured by athletic success. Her approach to coaching includes encouraging her athletes to develop personal confidence and tenacity in addition to proper technique.

Coach Zach Baggett - Long Jump

Coach Baggett was a star jumper in Washington growing up. He is also an art teacher at Herriman High School.

Coach Amber Huntington - Javelin

In high school, Coach Huntington was on the varsity team for volleyball, basketball, and track for all four years. In track she did a wide variety of events, but her main event was the javelin. She took state her last three years of high school and set her school record with 133’. As a result she got a scholarship to BYU to throw the javelin! She threw for 3 years before getting pregnant with her first child. Within those three years she was able to throw 155’ putting her name up on the top ten BYU javelin record board for woman! She has done lots of individual coaching, but she just had her fourth child and decided to start coaching fully!

Coach Travis Allred - Throws

Coach Allred majored in social studies teaching with a minor in Art History from BYU, and has an MBA from the University of Utah. He threw shot put and discus for Davis High from 2004-2007, contributing to two 5A state titles. He’s also coached football and track & field for Hillcrest High School in Midvale Utah before coaching for Herriman High. 

Coach Collin James - Pole Vault

Coach James comes from long line of vault coaches. His dad was previously the vault coach here at Herriman High School.

Coach Dan Ferguson - High Jump

Coach Ferguson has been coaching high jump at Herriman High School since 2021. He has always been involved with youth programs, including student mentoring at BYU, tutoring, running a science camp, and coaching jumps for the Herriman Race Cats youth track club. He is passionate about using researched-based training methods and biomechanical analysis to help student-athletes maximize personal development and success.

Coach Ferguson graduated from West Valley High School in Spokane, WA in 2000 where he was a multi-sport athlete in Track and Field, Basketball, Football and Cross-Country. In Track and Field track, he competed in high jump, long jump, triple jump, hurdles and decathlon under hall of fame coaches Jim MchLachlan, Herm Caviness and Howard Dolphin. He helped lead the team to four region titles, which is a greater accomplishment in Washington than in Utah. In the high jump and long jump he placed in the state and attained high school all time top ten.

After high school, Coach Ferguson studied Chemical Engineering at Brigham Young University and Electrical Engineering at Columbia University. He chose to end his college track career early in order to focus on academics and his commitment to the Air Force ROTC program. Since college, he has focused on raising a family and continuing his career as an engineer in various industries.

Team Rules for Success

1. Show up everyday!
2. Do what your coaches ask you to do!
3. Do it with a smile on your face!
4. Be a good teammate!