Daryl Beard

Daryl Beard is the head coach for the boys track and field team. Coach Beard has over 6 years of coaching experience overall and 3 years of being the head coach. Coach Beard also has experience coaching the ATL Zoom Youth Track club for 3 years. He studied at North Carolina State University with a Master’s Degree in Education and obtained a USATF Level I Certification.He was awarded Region 8 GA Runner Up in 2018, Region 8 Championship in 2019, GA State Championship in 300MH, and the GA Track and Field Finals 2017, 2018, and 2019. Coach Beard’s family consists of his wife Tasha, and his kids, Kaden and Kennedy.

Trisha Bernstein

Coaching Experience

  • Hutchinson Community College - Throws Coach - 2 years
  • Marengo High School - Throws Coach - 2 years
  • Lanier High School - Head Coach


  • Hutchinson Community College - AA
  • University of Central Oklahoma - BA
  • USATF Level 1 Certification

"The way to achieve your own sucess is to be willing to help somebody else get it first" - Iyania Vanzant

Coach Bernstein's family consists of husband David and her kids, Jerimiah, Benjamin, and Andrew.

Herb Jones

Herb Jones is the coach for hurdles, long sprinting and endurance (mid-distance / distance) student-athletes. He provided training guidance that helped lead Zachary Charles to be crowned as the 300-meter intermediate hurdles 6A 2019 Georgia High School Association State Championship gold medalist and Nahil Perkins to become the runner-up silver medalist in the same race. Coach Jones is an IAAF Level 5 certified youth specialist, USATF Level 3 certified youth specialist, USATF Level 2 certified Endurance specialist, USATF Level 2 Certified Sprints, Hurdles & Relays specialist, and USATF Level 1 Certified Specialist. Additionally, he is certified in the following:

  • USTFCCCA Certified Sprints, Hurdles, & Relays Coaching
  • USTFCCCA Certified in Track & Field Technical Coaching
  • Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Certified Community Coaching

Drew Ferguson

Coach Ferguson is an assistant sprint coach with USATF Level 1 Training in Progress and involved in the GATFXCCA Clinic 2019.

Lanier High School

918 Buford Hwy,
Sugar Hill, Georgia