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Meet Our Coaches

"A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life."

-John Wooden


Head Coach and  Founder

Danny Aguas

Coach Aguas has worked with athletes of all ages to prepare for competitions from sprints to distance events. He currently serves as the program director and head coach for Cross Country and Track & Field at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy.


Assistant Track Coach

Barbara Hernandez

Barbara graduated from Doral in 2023. She will be continuing her running career at FIU. She looks to help athletes improve and shape the next generation of elite runners. She serves as an assistant coach at Gulliver Prep. 

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Assistant Sprints Coach

Daniela Alvarez 

Coach Daniela is a Miami Elite alumni. She ran high school cross country and track at St. Brendan HS. She now competes at the collegiate level at FIU and serves as an assistant coach at Westminster Christian School.


Assistant Track Coach

Sofia Lopez


Head Sprints & Jumps Coach

Raul Ley

Raul Ley graduated from Doral Academy Charter High School in 2020 . Since then, he has founded a clothing brand, Think Later, and  started coaching at Doral as an alumnus and Miami Elite. He now serves as the assistant XC coach and Head Sprints Coach at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy


Throws Coach

Carlos Flores

Coach Flores comes to us as a highly successful coach. He has coached at the collegiate level and now serves as the head throws coach at Belen Jesuit Prep. 

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Assistant Distance Coach

Giovanni Armas

Coach Gio ran cross country and track at Christopher Columbus HS. He now serves as an assistant coach at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy. 

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Assistant Track Coach

JP Mendoza


 Sprints Coach

Tavius Ferguson

Coach Ferguson started off running long distances but shortly after he switched over to sprints. He earned a collegiate scholarship to Warner University and has since been coaching short distances all around South Florida.  Coach Ferguson now serves as the Head Sprints Coach at Webber International University


Head Developmental Coach

Michelle Bueno

Coach Bueno has been assisting Coach Aguas since the start of Miami Elite and was even one of his athletes. She is now working closely with athletes to improve their technique and form. 


Assistant Track Coach

Christian Ivonnet

Christian Ivonnet is a Miami Elite alumni, trained by Coach Aguas and Coach Michelle. Since then has become a state champion in the 4x800m and a state qualifier in the 3200m; earning him a roster spot on the FIU XC&TF team. 

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Assistant Track Coach

Jinah Mickens-Malik

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