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Maycock elected as coaches association president

Members of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Coaches (BAAC) voted in Blue Chips Athletics Head Coach Corrington Maycock as their new president on Saturday. The body’s electoral meeting was held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium during the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) National Youth, Junior and Senior Track and Field Championships this past weekend.

Maycock replaces Shaun Miller Sr. who served as president from 2019. Bernard Rolle was also vying for the presidency, but is now the new first vice president. The new second vice president is Myriam Stapleton. The General Secretary is Dionne Britton and the Assistant Secretary is Sherry Francis. Daron Lightbourne is the treasurer. The board members are James Rolle, Andrew Tynes, Waldon Whyms and Mikhilo Strachan.

Maycock said that he and his team will focus on three areas that need attention.

“We are going to start with coaches’ education and we have to work with the constitution. There are some loopholes that need to be fixed. Our goal is to also fix our middle and long-distance programs,” Maycock said.

Along with coaches education, Maycock’s team is looking to ensure that the Family Islands are up to par with New Providence and Grand Bahama in terms of coaching.

BAAA President Drumeco Archer gave Maycock his blessing and he is confident in his ability in his new role.

“I always felt that Maycock expect the highest level of participation from his athletes and no doubt that he will transfer that level of expectation to the coaches. I had a personal conversation with Maycock and his mandate is very clear which is to raise the standard. He wants to prepare our athletes and coaches for CARIFTA 2023,” Archer said.

Maycock’s specialty is the field events, particularly the throws. He said he is content with the direction the throws program is headed in and that’s not a major area of concern right now. He said his team is hoping to implement fairness across the board.

“We are trying to be fair and transparent going forward,” said Maycock.

The newly elected president said he will attempt to bring some of the plans Miller and his team had to fruition.

“Coach Miller and his executive staff was short-changed because of COVID. They could not do much,” said Maycock. “We are going to piggyback on some of that.”

Maycock and his team will serve until 2024.

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Sheldon Longley

Sheldon Longley joined The Nassau Guardian in January 2001 as a sports reporter. He was promoted to sports editor in 2008. Sheldon has an extensive background in sports reporting. He covered three Olympic Games and three world championships, along with multiple smaller regional and local games.

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