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The Hilltop: Former Howard Track And Field Star Desmond Dunham

Former Howard University track and field/cross country star Desmond Dunham was recently named National High School Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Howard University graduate, originally from Gary, Indiana, has been a leader from the time he was in school. Dunham was named the captain and MVP of the cross-country team during his final season as a Bison. 

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Read Across The DMV: Discover Local Authors

Youth sports expert Desmond Dunham has over two decades of coaching and teaching experience in the D.C. area. In that time, the teams he’s trained have gone on to win dozens of state and national championships in cross-country and track and field. His book, “Running Against The Odds,” shares his coming-of-age story of overcoming the odds on and off the track.

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Running Against The Odds, Coach Desmond Dunham

Coach Dez covers his new book Running Against The Odds, an inspiring memoir of the life obstacles he overcame on his way to becoming a nationally acclaimed track and field and cross-country coach.

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