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Sean Maye is one of the area’s most well-known and accomplished track and field athletes. In high school, he was State Champion three times and an All-American. He was also the recipient of the prestigious “Atlanta Area Track Man of the Year Award” after his stellar performance at the state meet winning all three events he was entered in.
While attending Junior College in 1991 he won a Gold Medal at the World University Games in Sheffield, England. He then attended Brigham Young University where he competed in the 200, 400, and 800-meter events as well as the high jump. Sean was an eight-time All WAC, All-Conference Champ, and a three-time WAC Track & Field Champion. He held the BYU 400m indoor school record for many years.
After college Sean ran for Team Nike for 6 years where he was ranked amongst the top athletes in the USA and the World, in 1997 he won his second Gold Medal at the World Indoor Championships in Paris, France. Sean went on to receive his Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Brigham Young University
Brandon Diaz is a former Westlake High School track athlete and now coaches with Gold Medal Athletics. He graduated high school in 2018 with a 3.75 GPA, and was a State qualifier in the Medley and 4x400 relay, as well as a finalist in the 400-meter dash at the 2018 Region 4 Championships. Brandon is currently studying Physical Education at Utah Valley University. He started coaching right out of high school, and coached for Westlake. While coaching there, he specialized in sprints, with a strong emphasis on the 400-meter runners as well as relays. During the 2019 season, he coached the girl's sprint medley relay team to a first-place finish at state.
Brandon took 2020 off to gain further knowledge and education on coaching and returned again in 2021. That season, he coached an individual state champion in the 400 meters and state runner-up in the 100 and 200, as well as the Westlake girls 4x400 team, who took third place at state. Not only does Brandon have coaching experience, but he is also a certified NFHS coach, as well as being certified in CPR. At only 22 years old and in just 3 years of coaching, he has taken 16 sprinters and 5 relays to state. He has also coached an athlete to breaking 3 school records in one year, as well as 3 6A state records.
Brandon's specialties are block form and training, baton handoffs, and proper race modeling. He knows each of his athletes personally, including race strengths and weaknesses. He knows how to harness those to create a custom race plan. Coach Diaz is excited to be coaching GMA alongside Coach Maye and can't wait to help build more future champions!