Running Against The Odds 

My book is a coming of age and triumph story about how I overcame odds on and off the track. My journey through a turbulent childhood coupled with finding my passion for running catapulted me to becoming a premier high school coach. My experiences in running and in life become the fuel for igniting a future generation of runners.


Running Against The Odds Teacher's Guide 

Running Against The Odds is full of valuable life lessons for students and is a great text to add to required reading lists. This teachers’ guide is designed to help teachers easily incorporate this memoir into literary units that focus on priority reading and writing standards. Book clubs and teams who engage in this book can also benefit from the structure and content in this well-designed guide.



Coronavirus restrictions force another postponement for D.C. high school sports

“Everyone knows that this started last year with the cancellation of the spring season,” St. John’s track and field coach Desmond Dunham said. “I think it’s only fair that the focus now is to try not to have a second year in a row of a canceled season.”

Under Armor

Performance Series:

Desmond Dunham

2019 NFHS Coach of the Year Desmond Dunham gives his perspective on staying motivated during uncertain times, peaking for championship meets and the college recruiting process.

Grand Prix Week 3: Qualifiers w/ Coach Desmond Dunham

District Running Collective invited Coach Dez on as they prepare and stack bets for a series of DRC Grand Prix sprints in the coming weeks. 

It's the Lessons Off the Field

Coach Dez on The Black Futurist podcast with host Bryndan D. Moore discussing lessons learned on and off the field.