“Coaching is releasing a person’s potential to maximize their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them.”

Monte E. Evans II is co-owner and Director of Sports Management at Competitive Edge. Mr. Evans develops sport specific programs and clinics, partnerships, athletic events and marketing campaigns conducted by
Competitive Edge.

Mr. Evans, better known as Coach Monte is also a performance coach who helps athletes enhance their athletic ability to excel in various sports. He began mentoring and coaching student athletes in 2004 and has continued
to work as an advocate for youth sports. Likewise, Coach Monte has been involved with various sports since age six as an athlete himself. Coach Monte attended Michigan State University where he played for the Spartans Basketball team under hall of fame coach Tom Izzo.

Coach Monte is the head coach of the Dale City Lightning Track Club (DCTC). He co-founded DCTC in 2010, as a track and field running club for boys and girls ages 6 -18. DCTC’s goals are to improve youths’ leadership
skills, enhance their athletic ability, combat juvenile delinquency, and encourage greater participation in school sports programs. Under Coach Monte’s leadership, the team started with 11 athletes and has quickly grown to include both indoor, outdoor, and cross country seasons involving over 300 youth per year in Northern Virginia. Coach Monte has a USA Track and Field Level 1 Coaching Certification. He specifically coaches the sprints and has coached several Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and USATF district, regional and state champions.

Coach Monte is originally from Detroit, Michigan and attended Cass Technical High School. Coach Monte has a BS in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and a MA in the Administration of Justice from Southern Illinois University. He currently works full time as a Senior Grant Manager for the Department of Justice.

Fun Fact: Has an extensive collection of tennis shoes

Shanel Evans is Director of Business Development of Competitive Edge
Athletic Performance Center and she is
responsible for operations, administration, event management and social media engagement.  She specializes in
developing dynamic “blue sky” visions and creating tangible action plans for a variety of

She is also Director and Team Mom of Dale City Track Club, Inc., a youth track and field organization in Northern Virginia. It grew from 11 athletes to over 400 athletes annually with
sponsored year-round programs, several Junior Olympic appearances, National Titles, the Dale
City Multicultural Community Service Award, Prince William Chamber of Commerce
Community Service nomination, winner of the AAU Club of the Year for Virginia and 2019 AAU National Club of the Year.

Shanel was recently awarded Most Influential Woman by Prince William Living Magazine and co-founder of Boss Up Moms, a weekly podcast and network for entrepreneurial mothers. Shanel is
a business consultant, specializing in business operations and marketing for a
variety of industries throughout the DC Metro area.