An accomplished athlete and 2007 Voorhees graduate, Allicia Golden is in her third year as the tiger’s head track and field and cross country coach. Golden, a native of Sumter, S.C., was an assistant coach for three years before taking over as head coach in 2010. Throughout Golden’s career as a coach, her teams have produced eight national qualifiers and an All-American that finished second indoor and outdoor at Nationals.
During her entire collegiate career, Golden was undefeated at the cross country EIAC conference and broke the conference record her sophomore year. Her times upheld until the conference no longer existed. She also holds the Voorhees record in the 800 meter, 5,000 meter and as part of the 4x400 meter relay team. Golden was the EIAC most valuable runner for three years in cross country and an EIAC champion in the high jump, 800m and 5,000m.
“I care about my athletes in and out of the classroom and I try to instill into them that education and good character will take them a long way in life. In closing words golden remarked “I thank God for allowing Great coaches and mentors in my life and I want to have the same effect on all the athletes I coach.
Among her many accomplishments, Golden is a member of USATF association (level 1 certified). As well as the founder and acting advisor of a community organization for young women on Voorhees campus, and a member of the Order of Eastern Star.