Albany Fit Chapter Coaches

Albany FIT Coaches

Albany FIT coaches are ready and here for you to being your training! For any program or season, these coaches will help prepare you for any race!

Lois DeJohn

Organizer / Run / Walk Half Marathon Coach

I started running at 40.  At first I only did 5Ks, but I had my sights set on a bigger goal: the half marathon!  In 2012 I joined USA Fit Albany and it changed my life!  I completed my first half marathon and haven’t stop running!  

I started dating Victor, my husband, in 2013. He wanted to join the group and start with a half marathon.  Not me!  I was going the whole way… marathon or bust!   I finished my first marathon that October with Victor by my side (well, maybe he finished ahead of me!).  My running experience consists of one marathon, numerous half marathons and 5Ks.

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Victor DeJohn

Head Coach - Half Marathon

My running  “career” started in High School as a sprinter on the track team.  I never thought of running long distances until my Uncle Sam “suggested” it!  I really enjoyed running the many, many miles with a group.  After the Army, I realized I didn’t like to run alone and stopped for almost 30 years.

That all changed when I met Lois.  She talked me into a marathon! We joined USA FIT Albany and with all the help and encouragement of the coaches and friends, I was able to achieve my goal!

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Amanda Boccio

Head Coach - Marathon Group

My love of long distance running began in grade school, and my career blossomed while I was a member of the varsity cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams at Ithaca College. After my intercollegiate competition days were over, I signed up for my first half marathon just to prove to myself that I could cover the distance. Much to my surprise, I loved the physical and mental challenge and I decided to tackle the full marathon. The exhilaration and rush of emotions I felt as I crossed the finish line with a great big smile on my face was life changing, and I officially caught the marathon bug. I went on to qualify for and finish the Boston Marathon in 2013. After a brief racing hiatus, I found the USA Fit Albany community; I had such a positive experience, that I am returning for my 5th year.

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