Amy Begley

Olympian & Former Head Coach for The Atlanta Track Club


Amy was the head coach for the Atlanta Track Club Elite for eight years. She was four-time Indiana high school state champion and went on to become a two-time NCAA champion, a 15-time All-American, and the 2000 SEC Female Athlete of the year as a University of Arkansas Razorback.

She earned many more accolades in her professional running career. During the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials 10,000 meters, Amy ran an unforgettable race, closing hard to finish third and book her ticket to the Olympic Games in Beijing. In 2009, she finished 6th at the IAAF World Championships in the 10,000 meters, running a personal best of 31:13. Only nine American women had run faster at the time.

Amy's accolades extend beyond the track to the roads, where she won the 2004 U.S. National Championship in the 10K and the 2009 U.S. National Championships in 5K and 15K.

Since retiring from professional competition, Amy has been an influential coach and a leader in the sport. She coached cross country and track at the University of Connecticut and founded the Distance Divas in Portland, Oregon, helping post-collegiate women bridge the gap to a professional career. Amy has also served in leadership positions and on various committees for USA Track and Field including, most recently, the organization's Board of Directors.

As the coach of Atlanta Track Club Elite alongside her husband and high school sweetheart, Andrew, she has trained several top-ranking athletes, including one national record holder, three World Athletics Qualifiers, and three USATF National Team athletes. Her exemplary coaching career is further demonstrated by the eight U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials qualifiers, five U.S. Track & Field Olympic Trial Qualifiers, and 16 different U.S. Championship qualifiers she has coached or is coaching.  She also coached Atlanta Track Club's In-Training programs from 2014 to 2021 helping participants train for the 5K to the marathon.  

Personal Records:

  • 5,000m - 14:56

  • 10,000m - 31:13

  • Half Marathon - 1:10