about ntx flyers

Our Philosophy/Goals

Our team focuses on positive coaching with an emphasis on goal setting, proper warm up/cool down, dynamic running drills, strength training/core, and the work out of the day.

Our goal is to elicit a love of running in our athletes, and an understanding of what it takes to become their best.  We create an opportunity for athletes to reach their potential without burning them out, so they have long careers ahead of them.   

Meet our Coaches

Melissa Cook 

Coach Melissa is currently the Lewisville High School cross country and track assistant.

 

As a Texas A&M stand out, Melissa received 8 All American Honors. She was also a 2 time runner up in the NCAA 5k.

 

Additionally, she qualified for 3 Olympic Trials (2004, 2008, 2012) and was inducted in the 2012 Texas A&M Hall of Fame. Melissa found continued success as a professional runner for New Balance for 6 years.

Coach Cook is the Flower Mound High School cross country and track coach. During his tenure the team has qualified to State 14 times (7 girls, 7 boys) and made it to the podium 5 times. He has also coached 5 individual State Champions.

 

Coach Cook ran at Texas A&M and received All American honors in cross country. He won the San Francisco Marathon 3 times and the Cowtown Marathon in 2018. He also qualified for the Olympic Trials marathon in 2008. 

Andrew Cook

available for adult coaching only

Tobin Leslie

Tobin came to running later in life, as a way to stay active and keep up with his 3 boys. He quickly found success and became a top age group runner, as well as a nationally ranked age group triathlete. 

His love of running led him to coaching young runners, which he's done for over 5 years. He finds this most rewarding and inspiring and looks forward to encouraging the next generation of runners. 

Carolyn Leslie

Carolyn is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach and a Pilates instructor. She's been in the fitness industry for over 9 years. 

 

She believes that increasing strength will improve running speed, running form, and can help prevent injuries.