Our Coaches


Lois DeJohn

Organizer - Half Marathon Coach

I started running at 40.  At first I only did 5Ks, but I had my sights set on a bigger goal: the half marathon!  In 2012 I joined USA Fit Albany and it changed my life!  I completed my first half marathon and haven’t stop running!  

I started dating Victor, my husband, in 2013. He wanted to join the group and start with a half marathon.  Not me!  I was going the whole way… marathon or bust!   I finished my first marathon that October with Victor by my side (well, maybe he finished ahead of me!).  My running experience consists of one marathon, five half marathons and numerous 5Ks.

Jennie and Jeff Heidbreder introduced Albany to USA FIT. This is where I met them and was supported and encouraged by them every step of the way. I’m not sure I could have done it without them.

Victor and I are stepping into some very big shoes!