About Coach Gina Rouse
Gina Rouse has over 20 years of experience at the highest levels of the running world. As a competitive athlete, she first met success at the scholastic level as a state champion and multiple time all-state performer at Farragut High School. She parlayed this success into a college scholarship to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga where she became a Southern Conference runner of the year while winning individual SoCon titles in track and cross-country. Throughout this experience Gina was exposed to multiple coaching philosophies and styles that added to her understanding of the sport from successful mentors including KTC Hall of Famer Brint Adams, Bill Parker and Kelly Ivens in high school as well as Bill Gautier at UTC with teams that consistently performed at the top of their respective divisions.
Gina has continued her success into adulthood after beginning a family under the tutelage of Bobby Holcombe since 2013. With his help, she has continued to craft and update her pursuit of the highest levels of achievement as a runner. These achievements have included 4 straight Knoxville Marathon victories from 2016-2019, countless victories and top 5 finishes at distances from the mile to the marathon across the region and nation and culminating most recently with a 31st place finish at the 2020 U.S Olympic marathon trials in a PR of 2:38:41. Her running resume includes other impressive PRs of 16:31 in the 5k, 34:42 in the 10000, and 1:16:54 in the half marathon.Contact US
Giving back to the sport
In recent years, Gina has seen an increased desire to give back to others through the sport that she has been able to enjoy. She has had the opportunity to give guidance to others and support other runners to achieve their running goals big or small so that they can find the same sense of joy and achievement in reaching the dreams they have for themselves. This is what she hopes to continue to achieve as a KE coach.
- 4 straight Knoxville Marathon victories 2016-2019
- Top 5 finishes from the mile to the marathon
- 31st at the 2020 U.S Olympic marathon trials
- U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials - 2:38:41 (PR)
- 5K - 16:31
- 10K - 34:42
- Half Marathon - 1:16:54
- Full Marathon - 2:38:41