Meet The Coaches

Samantha Gary

Co-Owner/Major Impact Coach

Coach Sam graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville , where she majored in Sports Management along with a Business minor. She was part of the Lady Vols Track and Field program, where she competed with a track scholarship for four years. Samantha also received academic honors as part of the Deans list. She also attended Roswell High School where she still holds the 100 meter, 200 meter, and 4x400 meter record. Coach Sam has also coached high school track and field for the past 13 years at Brookwood, Milton, North Gwinnett High School, and Head coach at Mount PisgahChristian School, where they were numerous state and regional qualifiers . In the 2009 track season Milton High school boys were able to clinched the regional track and field championship. Also in 2015 and 2016 Mount Pisgah Girls clinched the Regional Title and the Boys Team were Runner-Up.
Samantha has ran a speed workout program over the past 13 years, which has helped athletes in achieving their goals and getting the opportunity to compete at the collegiate level with athletic scholarships. Coach Sam has had a lot of success since starting the Major Impact Program with Numerous National qualifiers and  All Americans Athletes.  Coach Sam is very proud of this program and hopes to continue on in guiding the kids in accomplishing their goals.  Samantha is GHSA certfied, First Aid and CPR trained. Samantha is married to Willie Gary and has three kids together Dylan,Victoria and Averie.

Candida Coulson

Co-Owner/Major Impact Coach

Coach Candi began her track career as a stand-out athlete at Roswell High School in Roswell, GA. While there, she won several state championships in the 400m run, 300m hurdles,and the 1600m relay, all with record breaking performances.  She currently holds the high school record in all three of these events and is still ranked in the top ten on the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) All-Time Track and Field list.She subsequently competed at ArizonaState University (ASU) as a scholarship track athlete from 1998-2002. She was the top hurdler for ASU and qualified every year for the PAC-10 Championships in the hurdles, 400m hurdles, and the 1600m relay. She also competed at the NCAA championships in both indoor and outdoor competition for three years, in which she earned All-American honors.  

In 2012 she competed in the 400m hurdles in the Jamaican Olympic Trials. As a student-athlete, Coach Candi was on the Honors Dean’s list for all four-years at ASU and graduated with academic honors with a degree in Communications.  After graduating from ASU, Coach Candi began coaching track and field with the boys and girls track program at Milton and Brookwood High Schools in Georgia for six years. While there, she coached numerous athletes to earn the status of regional and state qualifiers. She subsequently went on to coach the men’s and women’s track and field team at Georgia State University for two seasons where she coached numerous athletes to achieve the status of conference qualifiers and ultimately conference champions.  Additionally, she coached several athletes to regional and NCAA qualifier status.For the last 13 years.
Coach Candi has assisted several athletes in receiving athletic scholarships to Division 1 programs. 

Coach Candi also served as the sprints and hurdles coach for Major Impact Sports Club (“Major Impact”) in Alpharetta, GA, a business that she co-founded  with her twin sister in 2002. In 2015, Major Impact had over 25 USA Track and Field National qualifiers. She is currently USA Track & Field Level I Certified and GHSA Certified in Coaching.  Today, iCandiFitness is the platform from which she provides personal and group fitness counseling and training for individuals from age 5 and up. She provides nutritional counseling, personal fitness training, sports specific training, boot camps, speed and agility training, elder fitness training and coaching in track and field events.

Willie Gary

Co-Owner/Major Impact Coach

Coach Gary  graduated from the University of Kentucky where he was a A four-year starter at the University of Kentucky.  Gary was a polished defensive back for the Wildcats as an All-American, All-SEC and two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll performer. Following his decorated collegiate career, Gary was a member of the St. Louis Rams for two seasons, who won the 2001 NFC Championship, and played in Superbowl XXXVI. His career then shifted to the Arena Football League (AFL) where he starred for six years (2003-2008) with the Georgia Force where he earned All-Arena honors.  Coach Gary also competed for the Valdosta High School Track Team, where he was a state finalist in the 110 me Hurdles,300 m Hurdles, 4x100 relay and 4x400 relay.

Coach Gary began his coaching career shortly thereafter in the high school ranks at North Gwinnett High School as the defensive backs coach (2009 and 2010). Gary then returned to
the Georgia Force as Defensive Coordinator where he helped the team reach the playoffs. Coach Gary also he had a one year stint as assistant head coach at Shiloh High School. He is recently coaching at Berkmar High School where he coaches football and track.  
Gary earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Kentucky in 2001. He and his family, wife Samantha Gary has three children Averie, Dylan and Victoria.

Tara Ciul

Major Impact Coach

Coach Tara Ciul is a gradate of Samford University in Birmingham, AL where she received her B.A. in International Relations. After coaching Track & Field for several years at the Middle School Level, Coach Ciul is now the Sprints/Hurdles/Relays coach at Johns Creek High School, taking athletes to the State Meet each season. Coach Ciul is GHSA Certified. She holds a USATF Level One Certification, USATF Level Two in Sprints, Hurdles and Relays and has her Speed & Agility Coaching Certificate thru Athletes Acceleration. Coach Ciul also holds a USATF Officials Certificate and enjoys traveling the University/College Circuit officiating meets when not working with her own athletes. She is married to Greg and they have three children...Annika, a Sophmore at FSU Majoring in Film Production; Caden a high school  Senior, 6A State Finalist in the 300m hurdles & a USATF Jr Olympic qualifier/finalist & an AAU Nationals Finalist in the 400m hurdles and will be attending Auburn University in the Fall; and Rylan, a fourth grader & every athlete's biggest encourager!

Annette Smith-Moore

Major Impact Coach

Coach Annette attended St. Johns University located in Queens, New York, where she received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and her Masters of Science in Special Education.  She also competed as a Lady Redman for four years on a full four year track and field scholarship. As a long jumper and triple jumper she helped lead her team to the Indoor Metropolitan Big East Championship title in 1989. After graduating, she served as a graduate assistant track Coach at St. Johns University for 2 years. Annette taught in Long Island, New York for 16 years before relocating to Atlanta, Georgia.   She is beginning her 24th year of teaching and is currently a teacher at New Prospect Elementary School and holds a Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction.

Coach Annette has been involved with coaching youth in a variety of field events for the past 6 years. She is currently the assistant coach at Mt. Pisgah High School and was a part of the 2015 coaching staff where the girls’ team claimed the 2015 Regional Championship.    Over the past few years she has coached athletes that have been National Junior Olympic qualifiers and went on to be finalists in the long jumps, high jumps, and the multi events. Coach Annette has a passion for working with kids and wants them be the best athlete that they can be. She is GHSA certified and also CPR certified. She has one daughter, Mia Moore, who runs for Major Impact and is a 5 time National Junior Olympic qualifier and finalist.