Track & Field

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Girls & Boys Track & Field at CCS

Chargers Track & Field is able to offer athletes various ways to compete in athletic contests. Athletes can compete in sprinting, jumping, pole vault, hurdling, throwing, and distance events. The Fingerle Track & Field facility provides the nicest running/jumping surface in the Chattanooga area. Interested athletes would be part of a team with a long history of success at the State level. Over the years, numerous athletes have gone on to experience success at the college level as well. Athletes compete at the varsity and junior varsity level in High School and Middle School. CCS also offers Lower School track & field for grades 3-5.

Boys Track & Field:
  • Sectional: 2004, 2005
  • Region Championship: 2005
  • Region Runner-Up: 2018, 2019
Girls Track & Field:
  • State Championship: 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2017, 2018
  • State Runner-Up: 2004
  • Sectional: 2003
  • Region Runner-Up: 2018 
Daniel Russell
Head Coach 

Russell is in his fifth year as the Charger’s Head Track & Field Coach. Russell also serves as the Head Cross Country Coach at CCS. He began coaching with the CCS Track & Field team in 2012, and while coaching here at CCS, Russell served for 2 years at Covenant College as the Assistant Cross Country Coach.

He has helped grow the CCS team from 23 combined athletes to over 60 and has coached his athletes to the State Meet each year with 8 State Runner-Up finishers, and 3 State Individual Championships. The girls track & field program has been a top 10 state ranked team since 2014, and in 2018 and 2019 the girls team placed 5th overall. In 2017 and 2018 the girls claimed back-to-back State Championships in the 4x200 meter relay. 

Coach Russell has coached all running events from the 100-meter dash to the 3200-meter run, but specializes in sprints and middle distance. He holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Berry College, completed his Master's of Athletic Administration from Ohio University, and holds a Level 1 USA Track & Field coaching certification and a USTFCCCA Technical Coaching certification.

Russell and his wife, Meredith, live in downtown Chattanooga, TN, with their son and daughter, Levi and Eleanor, and attend North Shore Fellowship in North Chattanooga.


List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Daniel Russell

    Daniel Russell 

    Head Coach, Cross Country and Track & Field
  • Photo of Darrell Bridges

    Darrell Bridges 

    HS Football Asst Coach & MS Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach
  • Photo of Sara Chandler

    Ms. Sara Chandler 

    MS Head Cross Country and Track & Field Asst Coach
  • Photo of Cortez Stokes

    Mr. Cortez Stokes