White Knights Dedicated Staff

Board Members & Coaches:

  • Developmental - Craig Curtis, Cherry Valentine (USATF Certified)

  • Jumps - Jason Linnear (USATF Certified)

  • Mid-Distance - Ramon Valentine (USATF Certified)

  • Sprints - Toni Phillips (USATF Certified)

  • Throws - Ben Brown (USATF Certified) 

Head Coach:
Ramon Valentine III was born and raised in Baltimore, MD where began his track and field career at Baltimore City College High School. He was the 2003 Baltimore City and 2A North regional champion in the 800 meter. He  went on to set school records in the 800 meter and mile. While at Baltimore City College he was Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor team MVP in 2002 as a junior and 2003 as a senior. Coach Valentine concluded his senior year with 5th place finishes in the 800 meter and Mile runs at the 2003 Maryland State Championships. He competed with ED Waters/Baltimore City Track and Field club during the summers of 2001-2004 where he ran on 3 all-american 4x800 meter relays including a national championship in 2004. He concluded his career at Bowie State University where he was a 3x all conference performer and 2003/04 cross-country team MVP. Coach Valentine served as head coach for the launch of the EYT Spartans Track and Field program for 2 years where he found his calling. In 2014-15 Coach Valentine began his own program The Baltimore City White Knights Track Club.




Middle Distance

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Assistant Coach: Long Jump/Triple Jump

Jason Linnear is Originally from Killeen TX, Jason Linnear, a military brat moved to Maryland in 2000 where he attended Edgewood High School. There, he participated in Football, as well as Track and Field; excelling in both sports. In 2002 and 2003, he earned 2nd team All-County in Football and All-County status in both Long and Triple Jump. After qualifying for the Maryland high school state championship track meet and placing 6th in 2002, he moved on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Communications at Bowie State University.  At Bowie, Jason decided that his passion for jumping was not ready to be dimmed just yet, so he opted to become a walk-on athlete, where he was able to show his skills, before earning a scholarship. Through hard work and perseverance, he went on to become a 6x All-CIAA performer in both the Long and Triple Jump, earned a Charles “Pops” Williams award in 2004, two Most-Improved awards in 2005 and 2006 consecutively, and NCAA Division II All-American status in 2006 for Triple Jump. His personal best in the field was 23.6(ft) in the Long Jump and 49.6(ft) in the Triple Jump.  In 2014, Jason agreed to become the jump coach for the EYT Spartans along side Coach Valentine where he helped lead 4 athletes to the Junior Olympics,  with two achieving All-American status. Coach Jason has been a staple with the program's success of developing young athletes. 


Jump Squad

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  • Chairman of the Board - Rahsin Fortune

  • Communications Chair - Taresa Andrews

  • Operational Fundraiser - Karyn Kirby

  • Capital Fundraiser - Ramon Valentine

  • Orientation and Travel - Danielle Davis

  • Banquet Planning Committee - Cherry Valentine, Kiona Johnson

  • Voting Committee - Naomi Fortune

  • Youth Committee - Marisa Gaines, Madison Parham, Kyndahl Fortune, Talil Atkins, Jordan James, Akata Wise

Baltimore, Maryland

T: 443-410-4338
E: whiteknighttrackclub@gmail.com

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