John Makell III

About John Makell III

John Makell, also known on YouTube as “Youth Speed Coach,” is a former three-time collegiate All-Conference sprinter who is presently a high school track coach and certified trainer in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. He can also be found on Twitter @TheYouthTrainer, and you can read his blog posts on his website: His most notable athlete, high jumper Tanya Hughes, who he started in track and field in middle school and helped coach through high school, was a three-time high school All-American, and went on to be a four-time NCAA Champion, NCAA recordholder, Olympic Trials champion, and Olympic finalist.