API welcomes Olympic Gold Medalist to coaching staff
API is excited to announce that Bernard Williams has joined their team as a Performance Coach. Bernard will be working closely with API athletes on speed development, as well as, supporting API's strength and performance training programs.
"We couldn't be more excited to have Bernard become a part of our team," says Stephen Vaught, API founder. "With the addition of Bernard, the area youth will have the unique opportunity to train and learn from an Olympic Gold Medalist."
Bernard Williams, Program Director
Bernard earned his Associate's Degree in Sports Management from Barton County Community College, as well as his Bachelor's Degree in Sociology from the University of Florida. As an athlete, Bernard is an Olympic gold medalist for the 4x100m relay in 2000, an Olympic silver medalist in the 200m in 2004, World Champion in the 4x100m relay in 2003, World Championships silver medalist for the 100m in 2001, as well as NCAA Champion in the 100m and 4x100m relay in 2000. As a coach, Bernard has trained district champions in the 100m and Junior Olympic National Competitors, as well as hosting track and field camps in the state of Florida. Bernard is currently pursuing the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.