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Marist School (Atlanta, Ga) Summer Camps

Camp Director - Eric Heintz & Camp Staff

Beginning as the War Eagle Running Camp in 2008, the camp hosted hundreds of aspiring distance runners.  Each year, at least one future State Champion has attended the camp and we hope the tradition continues.  Counselors are current athletes of varying abilities, ranging from current collegians to serious mid-pack runners.  In order to build on the successes of the past, the camp is expanding to include other event groups and will feature the most capable coaches in the state of Georgia.

Distance Running (800m, 1600m, 3200m & Cross Country)
The Camp Director is Eric Heintz, Head Cross Country Coach and Head Track & Field Coach at Marist School in Atlanta.  Under his tutelage, every Marist Cross Country team has finished in 4th Place or higher at the State Cross Country Championships.  He has won 15 boys' and girls' State Championships from 2008 to 2016 including 9 straight girls State Championships in Class AAAA as a Class AA-size school, competing up 2 classifications.  In addition to 21 Region Championships and 5 State Runner-Up titles, 5 teams have earned #1 All-Classification ranking.  He has contributed to 5 State Championship Track & Field teams and 5 Runner-Up finishes.  Coach Heintz has coached 24 individual State Champions, in Cross Country alone, he has coached 52 All-State qualifiers and 110 All-Region qualifiers in 11 years.
Coach Heintz has received the following awards:
Georgia Athletic Coaches Association (GACA) Coach-of-the-Year (11 times)
Atlanta Track Club All-Metro Coach-of-the-Year (15 times)
GATFXC.COM Coach-of-the-Year (2 times)
AJC DeKalb / Rockdale County Coach-of-the-Year
Coach Heintz is actively involved in the Atlanta Track Club as a former board member and team coordinator and is currently a Masters Track & Field Coach.
As President and Head Coach for the the 'High Miles Running', an Atlanta-based coaching service, Coach Heintz works privately with runners ranging in age from 13 to 86 years old.  He has coached runners from not only the Atlanta-area but from across the country, Boston Marathon qualifiers and state age-group record-holders.  He has been featured in Running Times magazine and, done numerous presentations at coaching clinics, appeared on a variety of podcasts and written articles for various running media.  He is certified by the USATF and USTFCCCA and has been active in the Ohio and Georgia running communities for more than 22 years as a competitive runner and coach and competed at the NCAA Division III level.
Coach Heintz is married (Alison) and has 3 boys (Miles, Felix and Gus).

Sprints (100m-400m)
-- Indoor World Champion and Olympian Dominic Demeritte is the Director of the RSS Academy and has worked with numerous State Champions in events from the 100m-400m.
Hurdles & Horizontal Jumps
-- Coach Bennett is a legendary hurdles coach in the state of Georgia, having worked with countless State Champions, youth athletes and Olympic medalists.
Throws (Shot Put, Discus & Javelin)
-- Coach Green is a former collegiate thrower that has dedicated much of his career to working with young and new throwers while overseeing State Champions at the high school level as well.

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