Mike Rowland

Jacksonville, NC

About Me

I am currently a volunteer Assistant Coach for Northside-Jacksonville High School, specifically for the throwing events. I am in my 7th season with this program.

I also am the President and Head Coach for The Pride Track & Field Program (USATF).

I am heading into my 16th year for coaching Track & Field. I have volunteered with numerous other clubs, middle schools and high schools throughout this 16 years. I enjoy coaching this sport VERY much! I would love to see the level of the throwers in this state approach the level of so many states in the U.S. To have nationally ranked throwers every season, not just one every few years.

I truly believe that if you're a coach, you coach all who seek your knowledge. The only way your athlete will become better is to have better competition! There is no harm in teaching all who wish to learn.

1. USATF Level 1 Certified Coach.
2. USATF Association Certified Official.
3. NFHS Certified Official.
4. Member of the NCTCCCA
5. Member of the National Throws Coaches Association.
6. Member of the NSCA

Mike Rowland


Discussion Posts

Topic/Message
6 years ago Decathlon
You can also register your athlete as an unattached athlete with USATF and he can run his events ...
6 years ago Relay team alternates
@hbrewer You can enter four relay team members and two additional alternates. When you enter t...
6 years ago UNCW drops M&W Track amd Field and Men's XC.
I took a few minutes to just check the website and come up with a few things. Still trying to ma...
7 years ago HAMMER CAMP (Possible)
Hello everyone! Andy Fryman is looking to conduct a Hammer Throw Camp in July, possibly th...
7 years ago Single State Meet System
After reading many of these posts, the areas you all live in must have many more issues than we d...
7 years ago 1A "State" Meet
Fellow coaches, we have this discussion EVERY year!! The bottom line is in North Carolina, we ha...
7 years ago Outdoor/Indoor Question
@hthstrack In Onslow County, we run a Polar Bear Meet every week during the Winter Season. Br...
7 years ago When is it too cold for an indoor/outdoor meet?
Almost all your athletes in explosive events, i.e. Sprinters/Jumpers/Throwers will find it challe...
7 years ago INDOOR MEETS????
Polar Meets we are having in the East are: 25 Nov 13 - White Oak High School 4 Dec 13 - Swan...
8 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 4A State Meet Coverage Headquarters
WOW!! Jalen Peterkin!!! Way to go big man!! Talk about finding the right moment to unleash the BI...
8 years ago Article Comment: 2A/4A Regional Highlights
This issue has been brought MANY times over the years. The basic explanation of how it works is ...
8 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 2A Returning Athlete Virtual Meet
You left Samantha Layko from Croatan off the Girls Discus.
8 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 2A Outdoor Track Preview
Samantha Layko hit 113'11" in the Discus last year at the JO Nationals.
8 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A Boys Power Ratings
Spoke too soon, found us!
8 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 1A/2A/3A Boys Power Ratings
Northside (2A) snubbed again!
8 years ago Article Comment: Mid-Season All-Classes Indoor Rankings: Boys
Sorry about that, I just noticed that this list only includes performances at actual Indoor facil...
8 years ago Article Comment: Mid-Season All-Classes Indoor Rankings: Boys
Looks like James Rowland was left out of the Shot-Put rankings...
8 years ago Article Comment: 2013 Indoor Season Preview: Distance
Walter Bugler went overseas. He won't be finishing his Senior Year here.
8 years ago Indoor Track and Field
I believe I have went through the entire schedule for the JDL facility for the 2012-2013 Season. ...
8 years ago Article Comment: North Carolina Throwers Branch Out
We had a pretty good Region 3 USATF Championship Meet this past weekend. James Rowland improved ...
8 years ago USATF Youth Nationals
I am not sure how closely the Middle School statistics are kept for our state, but I do have to p...
8 years ago USATF NC Association Championships 2012
Here's the link to the NC-USATF Junior Olympic Association Results: http://www.usatf.org/Event...
8 years ago Article Comment: North Carolina Throwers Branch Out
[quote=CavVaulter99]I wonder how much this will affect the development of the sport as a whole. ...
8 years ago Article Comment: North Carolina Throwers Branch Out
Just to add something to this article, you mentioned Samantha Layko from Croatan. She also has a...
9 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 2A Returning for 2013 Rankings
I know it doesn't list her class, but Samantha Layko from Croatan is in the class of 2015. She a...
9 years ago Durham Striders Eastern HS Challenge 2012
Here I am with my excited (slightly biased) view on this Meet. The TOP THREE Boy Shot-Putters in...
9 years ago Article Comment: Boys' 1A-2A-3A State Meet Qualifiers
James Rowland from Northside Jax has a 51'1" from the White Oak Polar Bear Meet contested on 14 D...
9 years ago Question about Hand Held Times
Isn't that what I wrote?? I went back to read and it seemed like I just wrote all that.
9 years ago Question about Hand Held Times
@gbocmusic The accepted and now directed system we use for conversion of Hand-Time to FAT is: ...
9 years ago High School Athletes running on their own not with their team
@jds0130 I'm not sure how your post is directed at me. I was stating instances where kids do...
9 years ago Article Comment: 2012 Indoor Preview: 1A/2A/3A Boys Individuals
@CoachGeorgeRJR They competed last winter, it's just that this part of the state only records ...
9 years ago Article Comment: 2012 Indoor Preview: 1A/2A/3A Boys Individuals
I would like to add (biased of course) that two athletes from Northside Jacksonville are returnin...
9 years ago NCHSAA First Attempt at New Conferences
@ajh1228 One glaring thing I see right away for the East Central Conference is that they're t...
9 years ago April 13, 14 & 15 2012 Southern Track & Field Championships
@cason1403 I see that Javelin and Hammer Throw are in parathensis...Will these events be cont...
9 years ago JDL Fast Track Indoor Schedule
@CoachGeorgeRJR I wasn't suggesting that what I described was "unattached," but simply anothe...
9 years ago JDL Fast Track Indoor Schedule
I can speak to the issue of "unattached" athletes running. This is the 4th season our school has...
9 years ago High School Athletes running on their own not with their team
I can say from personal experience, the following: 1. In our county, they do allow volunteers...
9 years ago Article Comment: USATF Junior Olympics This Week
Good job on James Rowland! Intermediate Boys 3X All-American in 3 out of 4 throwing events and ju...
9 years ago Article Comment: Highlights from AAU/USATF Competition
@CoachGeorgeRJR Yeah, I was just noticing that we had a bunch of girls throwing over 200' in Jave...
9 years ago Article Comment: Highlights from AAU/USATF Competition
I'm pretty sure there are some typos for the Javelin Results for the JO Region III Results. Also...
10 years ago NCHSAA 4A East Regional 2011
@swofford11 I'm sure you're referring to history of the 2A Midwest or 3A East... The 2A East ha...
10 years ago NCHSSA 2A Mideast Regional 2011 - Entry list correct?
We have the same situation in the 2A East Region, a six lane track. We have one event with 21 at...
10 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 2A Spring Season Preview
@ThrowsCchR They finally did it! Jason Tran threw 155'1 1/2, James Rowland threw 142'7 1/2", a...
10 years ago Article Comment: NCHSAA 2A Spring Season Preview
There a very good group of Throwers out of Northside High School in Jacksonville to watch. James...
11 years ago The OTHER Throws!!!
The thing that I argue about these two events is this: 1. Javelin is thrown in pretty much a ...
11 years ago The OTHER Throws!!!
I agree with you on most aspects, however I'll use an example for the area I'm in... We contest ...
11 years ago The OTHER Throws!!!
Does anyone know where we can get High School athletes a chance to compete in the Hammer Throw an...
11 years ago Moving Forward
My thoughts on what has been said (ones that I will bring up this Saturday as well). I think...
11 years ago indoor track season
I don't think there's any real way to determine all the kids who are pushing towards the top 20 o...
11 years ago Article Comment: NC Athletes at USATF National Junior Olympics in Greensboro
James Rowland took 4th in the Youth Boys Javelin with a throw of 150'1".