Chuck Schneekloth

Chuck founded the club in October of 2010. Under his leadership, the club has grown to twelve training enclaves and over one thousand members of all ages and abilities. Since its inception, the club has won eleven USATF-NJ team titles, along with the 2013 and 2016 USATF national track and field team crown. The club has also won races at Penn Relays, Millrose Games, and the US Open; in 2013, he negotiated a three-year contract with Adidas. In January of 2015, the USATF appointed him as Vice Chair of the National Club Council, the national committee overseeing Elie Development Clubs.

He has served as a head coach in four schools: Seaside HS (Oregon), Castlemont (CA), SF State University (CA), and New Brunswick HS (NJ). In 2013, Seaside inducted him into their Hall of Fame for winning the 2001 3A State Championship; in Oakland, he won four OAL city titles. In the spring of 2014, the Vietnamese Olympic Committee hired him to coach their national women’s 4×400 team in their preparation for the Asian Games. That summer, he coached the Nicaraguan National Team, both athletes and coaches, as an employee of the US Embassy. He also is the founder and race director of the Road Relays, the College Ave Mile, the USATF East Region XC Championships, and the Garden State 10. From 1996-2000, he was a four-time All-Big East half-miler for Rutgers University, where he now serves as the Rutgers Running Club coach. With an MA in Educational Leadership from UC Berkeley, Chuck is the Literacy Coach at Franklin Public Schools.