University of Miami – Sociology B.A.
Raised in New York City, Coach Alaine Tate knows the effort track and field requires. In high school, she set school records, won MVP and received the Athlete of the Year accolade in league. With the support of her track club, Metro Eagles, and very influential track coaches, she earned a full athletic scholarship to Hampton University, then transferred to the University of Miami for her final two years, also on a full athletic scholarship. At both schools, she earned conference awards and learned what it takes to be a part of a winning team. Competing at two successful NCAA DI programs taught her the commitment, focus, perseverance, and sacrifice necessary to compete at elite levels.
Alaine ties her success as an athlete to remaining coachable, passionate, and eager to learn. After 2.5 years of not running, Tate felt ignited to compete once more and earned a spot on the international elite program of the Central Park Track Club, also earning the Comeback of the Year award. She was able to compete at the USA Indoor Track and Field Championship in 2017 and a number of international meets.
She brings the same learned characteristics into her coaching style. Previously coaching at Harlem Children’s Zone as an assistant coach, in which numerous athletes qualified to compete at national championships and placed, Tate motivated them to continuously push their goals higher. She maintained that same energy for the cross-country season at Grace Church School as a head coach, where her team was able to develop ‘can do’ attitudes and all of their personal records reflected the change.
Learning from athletes and coaches on the many teams she has been apart of, she brings a great deal of enthusiasm, knowledge, and motivation to the Westcliff University Warriors program and is ready to assist in leading them to maximize their potential.