Coach Demetrius Chism became part of the Dashers Track Coaching staff in 2010. Coach Chism is head of the Youth Developmental Program. His Program is responsible for the development of the athletes 12 years old and younger. Coach Chism transfers the complicated theories of track and field down to our younger athletes to make the principles more age appropriate.
Coach Chism, USATF Level 1 Certified, has a very detailed background in the arena of track and field being coach by the Great John E. Davis, Coach David and Kelvin Searcy. Besides being one of the Southern Illinois top sprinters, both of his parents were two of Illinois top athletes in their high school careers.
Coach Demetrius Chism is excellent with our younger athletes. Their progress by the end of the season is unparalleled.