Former Club Presidents
John H. Hewlett III
Dr. Hewlett is a graduate of Hampton University and received his Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hewlett's contributions to the West Chester Community are too numerous to mention. He was the Director of Human Resources for the West Chester Area School District. Early in his career, Dr. Hewlett taught science at Henderson High School and coached track & field. We sometimes think that our accomplishments are solely our own. We forget that no one gets anywhere without the help of many people; some of whom we will never know, yet they are there when we need them the most. They unselfishly work behind the scenes to open the doors of opportunity for those who might never get an opportunity. When we reflect upon how far we have come along life's winding road, let us not forget those like John Hewlett who soften the curves and level the hills, and fix our vision on the grander prize at the end of the journey.
Bill Gravely was Head Coach of the West Chester Track Club from 1999 to 2005. Under Coach Gravely's leadership the club increased its participant base outside the West Chester Borough. Coach Gravely is credited with instituting the dual-track system whereby athletes could participate in both AAU and USATF Junior Olympics. Coach Gravely also systemized athlete documentation, the club fee structure, and was instrumental in designing the WCTC uniform. Coach Gravely along with Coach Horsey is credited with acquiring permission to use the Downingtown East High School Track for practices. Bill is a graduate of Bucknell University where he was inducted in their Hall of Fame for his athletic accomplishments in Track and Field. Bill continues with the WCTC as an Adjunct Coach and Advisor.