Meet your UW Fitness Day Coaches: UW Athletics

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The Whole U is thrilled to announce 2024 UW Fitness Day, live and in-person at the iconic Husky Stadium on May 8, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This unique event is more than just a workout; it’s a vibrant celebration of movement and unity across our campus.


Led by a dynamic team of coaches, including spirited student-athletes and seasoned trainers from UW Recreation, UW Athletic Coaches, Community Partners and The Whole U, Fitness Day promises an unforgettable experience. They’ll guide you through invigorating exercises, helping you unleash your inner athlete and discover new ways to stay active long after the event.

Register today and mark your calendars and meet us at Husky Stadium for a day of fun, fitness, and camaraderie!

All fitness levels are not only welcome but encouraged to join! Every participant will receive a performance tech t-shirt, a set of two-pound dumbbells, and a vibrant headband.


Meet Your Coaches

With coaches and athletes from football, soccer and basketball UW Fitness Day will be full of motivation, movement and fun!

Jamie Clark
Head Coach – University of Washington Men’s Soccer 

In his 12th season at UW, Jamie Clark has continued to elevate the program to a place among the nation’s elite. Clark has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year twice during his UW tenure and has led the Huskies to over 100 wins.

Favorite motivational quote “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far go together”



Richard Reece
Assistant Coach – University of Washington Men’s Soccer

Richard is in his 16th season with the Husky’s working closely with the teams defensive and goalie units. He holds the prestigious UEFA “A” license along with the USSF “A” coaching license, a USSF National Goalkeeping License, a USSF Youth license, a NSCAA Premier Diploma, a NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma. In addition to his duties with the Washington men’s soccer program, Reece is a Director at Seattle United where he oversees the club’s girls and goalkeeper programs, as well directing the ECNL teams.


Nicole Van Dyke 
Head Coach – University of Washington Women’s Soccer

Nicole is on her fourth year as the University of Washington Women’s Head Soccer Coach, and proud mom of two boys Rory and Riley. She loves playing all sports and anything that involves competition! A proud coach to 22 intelligent, hard working, determined women pursuing growth and greatness on and off the field.

Advice for someone starting their fitness journey? When you reverse One Day, it says Day One. Make tomorrow your Day One. Start slow, try not to miss two days in a row and find the small wins to celebrate!


Jedd Fisch
Head Coach – University of Washington Football Coach

Jedd Fisch joined the Husky football team on January 14, 2024. Prior to his role at UW, he has a long and varied history of coaching in college and in the NFL. He has coached for the Texans, Ravens, Broncos, Seahawks, Jaguars, Rams and Patriots at the pro football level, and for his alma mater, Florida, as well as Michigan, Miami, Minnesota and UCLA, in college. His most cecent position was with the University of Arizona (2021 -2023) where he took a winless program to being ranked 11th in the nation in just under three years!


Danny Sprinkle
Head Men’s Basketball Coach

Danny Sprinkle was just recently named head coach on March 25, 2024. Prior to coming to UW Sprinkle guided Utah State to a Mountain West regular-season title and NCAA Tournament at-large appearance in his first season with the Aggies. Each program he has taken on has seen success under his reign.




Benefitting National Marrow Donor Program (formally Be The Match)

This year, Fitness Day will benefit NMDP, the
nation’s largest marrow-donor registry. Our fundraising goal is $5,000 and 100 new registry members.

Learn about National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and, if you are able, make a $5 suggested donation through the UW Combined Fund Drive when you register for UW Fitness Day. And even if you cannot attend UW Fitness Day, you are invited to help us reach our fundraising goal.

Join us on May 2, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for Get in The Game, an annual event to share the mission of NMDP and encourage people to join the registry.