Coach Francis has been active in the New York City running community, since 2008 as a Masters Runner, Mentor and Coach. Before joining the City Coach staff, he worked for Nike's RunNYC program. His experience includes coaching high school track and field in South Africa.
Francis is a USATF Level 1, certified coach. He is a competitive masters, track, trail, and road runner and has exceeded the All-American Standards at distances and events from the Mile (4:37) to the Marathon (NYC 2011, 2:41:37), as well as the Decathlon.
Francis is an all round athlete who has competed in triathlons and ultra marathons, including the Comrades Marathon.