Girls Track & Field
Ryan Byfield is in his fourth year with the Central Maroons staff. He holds a certification in track and field coaching by the National Federation for High Schools and certifications in sports nutrition, personal training, and aerobics instruction by the International Fitness Association.
Byfield has taught a variety of subjects including music, history and speech in several Jamaican high schools from 2003 to 2008. Additionally he taught music at the collegiate level from 2006-2009 at Excelsior Community College. Coach Byfield began coaching track and field in 2008 at St. Mary’s College in St. Catherine, Jamaica. In 2009 he started coaching professionally with the Montego Bay Comets in St James, Jamaica. During his tenure with the Comets he coached, provided background training, and nutritional instruction for the athletes as well as competing in his own right.
Coach Byfield was a collegiate National Champion in the 3,000m running for Excelsior Community College. In 2010 Coach Byfield won the CUMI Come Run 5,000m race held at the Tryall Club in Hanover Jamaica. Ryan has a very wide range of athletic feats beyond his distance running accomplishments including running sub 10 in the 100m, sub 46 in the 400m, and anchoring the Montego Bay Comets 4x400 squad to Gold in the Irwin Classics meet in 2010. Byfield has also had coaching success at the international level helping to guide Ronique Williams to a third place finish at the 2011 Reggae ½ Marathon in Negril Jamaica. Additionally, he has coached nearly 30 athletes to performances in the Jamaican National Championships. At the Irwin Classic in 2010 his athletes also took Gold in the 200m, 400m, and 800m. Coach Byfield’s coaching experience ranges from the throws and long jump to the 100m all the way up to the half marathon.?