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about us



Our coaches have over 100 years of coaching experience at the beginner through elite level. It’s our goal to provide coaching where athletes of all ages they can continue to pursue their dreams in track and also prepare distance runners for Cross Country season. The record of our coaches at their respective schools speaks for itself when it comes to developing athletes and helping them achieve their goals.

No matter the athlete’s ability or goal, we strive to create an experience where each athlete will get the coaching and instruction to build confidence and help them become a better athlete.


Meet Our Team Meet Our

We provide outstanding, experienced coaching

Shelton McLean

Graduate of University of North Florida, scholarship athlete at UNF. Pole vault PR 4.95m or 16’ 3” in college and 14’ 6” in high school. State Champion Class 2A 2012. Currently coaches at Pine Crest. Coached 2 years at UNF. Been a pole vaulter for 10 years. Also coach the other jump events and sprints.

Paul Baur

Head Coach & Broward Elite Athletic Club Director

Coach Baur began coaching track & field at Malone University in 2002 after graduating from the University of Florida where he was on a track scholarship throwing the javelin. After two years at Malone he spent 7 years as the Head Track & XC Coach at Westminster Academy and has been the Head Track & XC Coach at Pine Crest since 2011. Overall he has coached countless athletes to individual championships at the National, State, Regional and District levels. Additionally, his teams have captured 5 State Championships and he has been recognized as Coach of the Year multiple times by the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald.

James Griffin

Throws Coach

A Native of Syracuse, NY James was a standout in HS & College Track competing in throwing events on a national level. After College James owned and operated a few large Restaurant/Brewery locations. With what little free time he had would volunteer coaching throwers in the Syracuse area every spring season. Since moving to S. Florida in 2012, James has rekindled his passion for Track & Field both as a coach and as a competitor. James founded and is the director for the USATF Youth Throws Clinics and USATF Virtual Coaching Programs. Additionally, he was elected as a Board Member of USATF Florida. In 2014 James was the Masters National Silver Medalist in the Throws Pentathlon (Shot, Discus, Hammer, Javelin & Weight Throw)

Marc Veynovich

Track Coach

Head Track Coach at Highlands Christian; specializes in Pole Vault & High Jump for Broward Elite

Brenda Montgomery

Throws Coach

Throws Coach at Highlands Christian and former collegiate thrower