Gonzaga Track & Field is led by first year head coach Conrad Singh who graduated from Gonzaga in 2000. Coach Singh is taking over for long-time head coach Alvin Maddox who retired last year after 39 years on Eye Street. Singh played football and basketball for four years in high school. He ran for Maddox in his senior year before going on to Hampden-Sydney College to play football and major in Economics. He was a D3 All-American in 2003, completed his career as the all-time leading wide receiver in school history, and was inducted in the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Singh returned to Gonzaga in 2008 as a member of the football staff and has been a full-time employee of the Alumni and Advancement Office since 2010. Coach Singh will continue to be a varsity football assistant coach as well as the Manager of Digital Media for the school.
Coach Singh’s favorite thing about Track & Field: “I love the idea that if ‘it’s to be, it’s up to me’ in this sport — so being intentional about one’s goals is absolutely essential to finding success.” Singh lives in Lanham, Maryland with his wife Gemini, his daughter Michaela and son Julian.
Assistant and Volunteer Coaches
George Mitchell, Assistant Coach - Throws
George Mitchell joins the Gonzaga Track & Field after many years of coaching and mentoring within the Gonzaga Community. He has coached at Gonzaga since 2015 and is in his 8th year with the football program. He is currently the Varsity Defensive Line coach for the Eagles, as well as an assistant recruiting coordinator. Mitchell graduated from Towson University where he played football for four years and was the defensive captain of the team in his senior year. He graduated with a degree in Sports Management, and with a minor in Business.
Before arriving at Gonzaga, Mitchell was the strength and speed coach for Team Accelerate Youth Track Club. He has coached several All Americans in youth track. And has also worked as a Sports Performance Coach at Accelerate Your Game in Howard County.
Mitchell's favorite thing about Track & Field: "I simply love the process of getting better. Brick by brick. Workout by workout." He lives in Bethesda and teaches at the Mater Dei School.
Conor Scott, Assistant Coach - Distance
Coach Scott is joining the Track & Field team after 6 years of working with the Gonzaga Cross Country program. In addition to his work with the school's distance runners, Coach Scott also teaches in the Social Studies Department.
Coach Scott, a native of Baltimore, and ran high school track and cross country for The Cardinal Gibbons School. He still races occasionally (and even wins races occasionally, too) at events across the country.
He lives in Washington, DC with his cat, David (7).
Robert Churchwell III '90, Assistant Coach - Jumps
Robert Churchwell returns to Eye Street for the 2021-2022 school year as the Dean of Students after graduating from Gonzaga in 1990. Churchwell played basketball for all four years and ran track during his junior and senior years on Eye Street. He was a member of the 1989 & 1990 WMAC Track & Field Championship teams.
In 1990, Coach Churchwell was the WMAC high jump, long jump, and triple jump individual champion. He still holds the school's high jump record of 6' 7". Churchwell went on to play basketball at Georgetown University for Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson, Jr. where he was a four-year starter for the Hoyas.
Coach Churchwell is excited to be a part of Coach Singh's staff coaching the jumpers. Churchwell's favorite thing about Track & Field: “I love how so many individuals, who participate in so many individual disciplines, come together to support each other as a team during practices and meets.” Coach Churchwell lives in Falls Church, VA with his wife Janelle, daughters Ryan, Dominique, & Reagan, and sons Jaxon & Elex.
Patrick Sullivan, Assistant Coach - Data, Communications, and Operations
Coach Patrick Sullivan has been working at Gonzaga for nine years. Starting in the Theology department and now working as the Director of Educational Technology, Coach Sullivan has always believed in the mission of the school. In the classroom, through new technology, and now out on the track, this school community is called to find God in and through all these things.
Coach Sullivan began running in middle school back in his hometown on Long Island and has been running more or less consistently ever since. After four years as a high school Cross-Country and Track athlete, he ran Division I Cross Country for Loyola University, a Baltimore-based Jesuit School. In more recent years, though, the birth of his daughters along with the demands of work have played significant roles in deepening his commitment to running, rather than taking away from it. Since 2017, he has moved up in distance to the marathon, but since then has also bested high school and college times in every distance above the 800m. His most recent accomplishment is placing in the top 10 overall at the Long Island Marathon.
Today, Coach Sullivan firmly believes that running really is for anyone. The times and distances are ultimately relative; what matters is setting goals, sticking to them, and enjoying the process. In so many ways, running is a metaphor for life. It’s relatively intuitive, you can get by without much, and you can really do it your own way BUT surround yourself with good people, develop a strong habit of patience, commit to big goals, and listen to the advice of mentors, and you can do incredible things. Coach’s favorite track teams are the Bowerman Track Club and, of course, the Gonzaga Eagles.
Jamil Ludd '03, Assistant Coach - Hurdles, Sprints, and Video
Jamil Ludd graduated from Gonzaga in 2003 where he ran sprints and specialized in the 110meter hurdles under coach Alvin Maddox. His hurdling skill helped Gonzaga win the 2002 WCAC Track and Field championship. He also played basketball for 3 years, ran cross country, was an honor roll student and was also Gonzaga’s student body President his senior year. Ludd continued to run the hurdles in college for Tufts University, where he became a D-III All-New England hurdler.
After graduating from Tufts in 2009 with a degree in Political Science, Ludd worked for Animal Planet and PBS video production companies while continuing to stay in athletic shape by running and playing basketball outside of work. Ludd returned home to Washington, DC in 2014. His persistent activity led to becoming a practice player for the Washington Mystics during their 2019 WNBA Championship season. He’s still practicing with the Mystics and also holds a team attending position with the Washington Wizards.
Ludd’s favorite thing about Track & Field is the exciting opportunity to unleash unrealized potential: “When I came to Gonzaga, I didn’t know what the hurdles were. But after trying something new, and having a Coach Maddox believe in me, I left Gonzaga as a top hurdler champion prepared to compete physically and mentally at the next level. 20 years later I’m excited to assist the students in reaching their potential.” Ludd has brought his videography skills to the Gonzaga Track & Field program, helping staff and athlete's review drills and technique daily. He lives in Washington, DC.
Celebrating 200 Years of Jesuit Education in the Nation's Capital