scottJohn Ferry, Head Coach

John has been a Whippet since 2013 and credits the club for the best training and racing of his running career. His goal is to provide high quality training and an environment for athletes to learn and excel at their goals. Additionally, John is the Head Coach and Co-Founder of Team Wilpers, which is currently providing training to thousands of athletes each week. John is a USATF Level I & Level II Endurance Certified Coach. In addition he has completed coaching certifications by VDOTO2, RRCA, CFSC, IRONMANU, and TRX. While John is currently training and racing, his greatest satisfaction comes from helping others achieve their goals.

Molly Forr, Assistant Coach

Fred Hines, Team Coach

scottScott Batten, Team Coach

Scott has been a Dashing Whippet since 2009 and has served as a team coach since 2010. His focus is on helping runners improve at races shorter than the marathon, with a particular emphasis on developing speed at the 5K to 15K distance. Brad Hudson, Matt Fitzgerald and Renato Canova have been the most influential on Scott’s training plans. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, and works as a systems analyst for The City of New York. Scott is an RRCA-certified coach.

chrisChris Forti, Head Coach, Emeritus

Chris joined the Whippets in August 2013 after – literally – running into the Whippet founders on a run in Prospect Park.  Growing up in the Boston area, running has always been part of his life: spectating the marathon as a kid, running competitively in high school and college, working in a running store, coaching at various levels including youth, high school and adult and a certified USATF official.  While his true passion is the team aspect of cross country, he competes on the road, track and trails at distances ranging from 400m to the marathon.  His coaching goals include helping individuals improve themselves both mentally and physically and while maintaining the life/ athlete balance. Chris is an RRCA-certified coach.