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Champs Sports “Run With Us” Campaign, featuring The North Texas Cheetahs with Sanya Richards-Ross

On June 22, 2022, we had the opportunity to spend time with 4-time Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross as part of the Women in Sports, Run With Us Campaign sponsored by Champs Sports. Athletes shared their personal inspirations as the team celebrated the legacy of our team's founder, Coach Orlando K. McDaniel.

More About The Cheetahs

Our Objectives

Motivate athletes to pursue the high academic achievements possible.


Develop good sportsmanship by promoting friendship and fair play.


Develop competitiveness by establishing well-organized programs and competitions.​


Develop strong bodies, minds, self-discipline, self-esteem, and high moral standards.

The Cheetah

Why the Cheetah? Here's why: Unlike other big cats, Cheetahs don't roar.


Cheetahs are the world's fastest land animal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 70mph.


Cheetahs are built for speed and grace.


Cheetahs claws are semi non-retractable and work like track spikes to help with traction and speed.

The Colors

Purple - The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, power, and ambition. Purple also represents creativity, wisdom, dignity, peace, pride, and independence. 


White - The color white is often associated with freshness, a new beginning, or a fresh start. White also represents meanings of wholeness and completion.

North Texas Cheetahs Youth Track Club Founder & Original Head Coach

~ Orlando K. McDaniel ~

Dec. 1, 1960 – Mar. 28, 2020

Orlando McDaniel, the wonderful coach who mentored countless athletes as the founder, director, and head coach of the North Texas Cheetahs Elite – in addition to his own outstanding career as a student-athlete – passed away due to complications from COVID-19 on March 28, 2020.


He was 59. Starting in 2004, Coach Orlando guided track and field athletes of all ages at the nationally-renowned Dallas/Ft. Worth-area club. They included numerous NBN Champions and All-Americans, Texas state champions and podium finishers, and Youth/Club standouts at every level – with scores of them earning college scholarships from the top D1 programs on down.

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