Meet The Flight Crew
Coach Jay Murdock has 30 years experience coaching athletes at every level in a variety of sports. He has worked with young athletes from youth baseball, soccer, football and basketball to track and field at the college ranks. His “athlete first, coach driven, performance based “approach to training athletes has produced winning teams and championship athletes in an assortment of sports. Coach Murdock is a certified USA Track and Field coach and member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and the Ohio Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches (OATCCC).
Coach Jahari Murdock has been coaching for number of years and is a tremendous athlete in his own right having qualified for the National AAU/USATF Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships 4 times in 6 years. In 2006 he finished 9th in the 400m dash at the USATF National Championships in Baltimore MD. He is an All-American in the long jump and honorable mention All-American in the 400m and 200m dashes. A 2010 graduate of Akron Archbishop Hoban High School where he now is a part of football coaching staff. Jahari attended the University of Akron where he received a B.S. Degree in Business/Organizational Communications and Sports Management in 2014.
Coach Ali Rodgers is in her first year at the University of Akron where she is pursuing a degree in Exercise Science. A 2015 graduate of Marlington High School, Ali was a 4 year letter winner in 3 different sports. In track and field, Ali was the NBC Conference and Stark County champion in the long jump and a 3 time OHSAA Regional Qualifier. In soccer, Ali was 1st Team All-Conference, All-Stark County and second team All-District. She was also Honorable Mention All District in Basketball. Ali began training with Flight101 when she was a junior at Marlington.