Coach O'Sullivan has been with the Blessed Trinity track and field program since 2010 and has served as the head track and field coach since 2011. In his time as the head track and field coach he has seen his girls team finish as the 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 State Runner-Up and the boys team improve from finishing 27th in 2012 to finishing State Runner-Up in 2016. Coach O'Sullivan teaches Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Economics at Blessed Trinity. Along with being the head track coach, Coach O'Sullivan is the safeties coach for the varsity football team and the junior varsity defensive coordinator. While attending St. Pius X, he competed in football and threw the shotput and discus on the track and field team.
Coach Ilaria Bruce joined the Track program and Girls Cross Country coaching staffs in 2019. Coach Bruce also coaches Swimming. Coach Bruce was a four-year varsity swimmer and captain her senior year at Druid Hills High School. She graduated from Spring Hill College with a B.S. in Secondary Education in History. Ms. Bruce is a member of the Social Studies Department. In her spare time, Coach Bruce enjoys reading, baking and taking her dog, Captain, for long hikes.
Coach Chad Johnson has been a part of the Blessed Trinity family since 2013. He graduated from Auburn University with a BS in Science Education and has a Master’s in Education from Columbus State University. Before he attended Auburn Coach Johnson graduated from St. Pius X. While at St. Pius X he was on the cross country team for 4 years and was captain senior year. He was part of the track team 3 years, captain senior year and went to state with for pole vaulting. At Blessed Trinity Coach Johnson teaches Advanced Placement and Advanced Physics. He enjoys coaching cross country in the fall and pole vaulting in the spring. In his spare time Coach Johnson likes hanging out with his wife, two daughters, and son.
Since 2013, Coach Greg Johnson has led the boys 800,1600 and 3200 meter runners to 21 All-State finishes, including 1 state champion. In 2013, 2016 and 2017, Coach Johnson's mid-distance group produced four sub 10 3200 meter runners. In 2016, his group produced 12 sub 5 1600 meter runners. Coach Johnson began coaching the girls 800, 1600 and 3200 meter runners in Spring of 2017. In his time as a Girls Distance Coach, Coach Johnson has had 13 All-State finishes along with 1 state champion. In 2019, the Georgia Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association named Coach Johnson as the 2019 Girls Track and Field Distance Coach of the Year.
Coach Johnson preaches depth and is passionate about developing runners of all abilities. Every year his group grows as more runners want to work hard to reach their potential as a distance runner.
Coach Johnson graduated from Blessed Trinity in the Class of 2005. While at Blessed Trinity, he was senior class president and ran on the 2003 state championship cross country team. In the spring of Greg's junior year, Greg joined the track team and scored points toward the boy's team win and their first region championship. Greg captained the cross country team his senior year and set the school record at Berry running 16:15. He went on to run under Coach Drosky at Georgia Tech. While at Tech, he lettered in both cross country and track. His senior year, he was the number two runner on the team finishing 43rd at the ACC Championships running 25:09 for 8k, and he led the team finishing 49th at the South Regional Cross Country Championships running a 32:11 for 10k. His personal best performances include 15:08(5k) and 31:26(10k). Coach Johnson has run 21 consecutive Peachtree Road Races and has finished in the top 100 thirteen times and has finished in the top 50 six times. Coach Johnson ran a 32:10 PR in the 2014 Peachtree Road Race and in the 2015 Peachtree Road Race he finished in 20th place. Greg ran the 2011 California International Marathon in 2:32:12.
Coach Price has served as Shot Put and Discus coach since the 2001-2002 season. Coach Price is Level 1 USATF Certified and since arriving at Blessed Trinity Coach Price has produced 16 Region Champions and 20 All-State Throwers. His athletes have accomplished the following achievements:
Boys Shot Region Champs - 03, 04, 05, 06, 17, 19
Boys Discus Region Champs - 04
Girls Shot Region Champs - 04, 09, 17, 18, 19
Girls Discus Region Champs - 06, 10, 11, 12
35 state qualifiers, 20 finalists, and 13 top 5 finishes at the State Championship
His top boy thrower by distance, Harris Howard, finished 3rd at the state meet in '08. His top girl thrower in the shot by distance was Jana Barden 39-5, an all-state thrower, and his best all round girl thrower Katie Hawkins who finished 5th in the shot put and 2nd in the discus at the state championships. Coach Price has had 8 throwers achieve national elite distance standards while throwing for Blessed Trinity.
Coach Price was a North Carolina State Varsity Track and Field Thrower and letterman from 1980-1983. He works in the Theology department and holds a Masters degree in Theology. He began teaching in the Archdiocese of Atlanta in 1994, having previously taught Middle School at St. Josephs of Marietta. His son, Chuck, is a Blessed Trinity graduate from 2005 and has two sons Tripp and Cole.
Coach Smith has been the hurdles coach at Blessed Trinity since 2006 and is proud of his Titan hurdlers who have been participants at the state championship nearly every year. The hurdles squad has had eight Region champions and eight school records in the past 13 years.
Coach Smith still actively competes in the hurdles himself. He is a veteran of 5 USA National and World Masters Championships and is a 5 time medalist. At his last USA National meet he won 2 silver medals, including the 400m hurdles.
He encourages the students to never give up on their dreams, since he himself didn't wear the Olympic uniform until age 50 when he competed for the USA at the World Masters Championship.
Dr. Smith is a full-time physician specializing in psychiatry and married to Dr. Corinne Smith. His children were both hurdlers at BT, with Andrew winning the Region Championship in the 110m high hurdles with a school record. Daughter McKenna also played on the state championship volleyball team in 2010 and set 5 school records.
Coach Ammons has been coaching sprinters at Blessed Trinity since 2018. Though she played soccer in high school, she has always had a passion for running; she is also involved in the BT Cross Country program in the Fall. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in English and from Mercer University with an M.A.T in Secondary English Education.
Coach Maggie Perkins joins the track and field coaching crew as a 2010 Blessed Trinity Alumni. She coaches the varsity sprint teams and JV girls cross country. As a high school athlete, Coach Perkins was a four year letterman on the cross country and track teams, including the 2006 State Champion cross country team. She competed nationally in USATF events throughout middle and high school and has competed in everything track and field offers except, regrettably, throw javelin and run steeplechase. While a student at BT, she was also involved in the campus ministry and dance programs.
Upon graduation, Coach Perkins attended Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia. During this time she began her love for half marathons, adventure racing and crossfit. Coach Perkins is married to her high school sweetheart, and has two daughters, Maeve and Josephine. She is thrilled to return to BT as a history teacher and track and cross country coach.