J’can McKenzie embraces challenge after athletics appointment at Georgetown University
BY PAUL A REID
Thursday, December 03, 2020
While he said he had ambitions of becoming the director of Track & Field/Cross Country at his alma mater Georgetown University, former Calabar High athlete Alton McKenzie said he was surprised when the oppurtuity presented itself earlier this year.
McKenzie, who is entering his fifth year as a part of the coaching staff at Georgetown Hoyas, an institution in Washington DC, known internationally for their basketball programmes, said the timing of the offer came like a bolt from the blue.
“I’m humbled and honoured to be named the director of Track & Field and Cross Country here at Georgetown. The timing was surprising as there wasn’t an expectation that the opportunity was forthcoming.” he told the Jamaica Observer last week.
Asked what he thought made him the