Carter Fitness Full Time Instructors

Craig Clifton

Craig Clifton

Department Chair Fitness and Life Services

Carter Fitness Center
Office: (806)371-5299
Fax: (806)371-5439

Craig Clifton is the Department Coordinator for Fitness and Life Services. He has a MS Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance; a BS Math/Physical Education American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); Health/Fitness Director Certification; ACSM Health/Fitness Instructor Certification; Cooper Aerobics Center Group Exercise Leader Certification; and he also is First Aid/CPR Certified. Craig has been an AC Instructor for 15 yrs. Prior to Amarillo College , he was employed with WTAMU as their Wellness Coordinator, and also as Mesa Petroleum Co. Fitness Specialist.
Trent Oneal

Trent Oneal, CSCS; MS

Instructor - Fitness and Life Services

Carter Fitness Center
Office: (806)371-5385
Fax: (806)371-5364

Trent Oneal...was born and raised in Pampa, TX. He attended West Texas A & M University where he met his wife and started a family which now includes two wonderful boys. By 1995 he received a bachelors degree in Computer Science and a bachelors degree in Kinesiology. The same year Trent started working for Amarillo College as adjunct faculty and began working on his masters degree which he completed in 1998 in the field of Sports and Exercise Science. Trent has been an instructor for Amarillo College since 1996. He is currently teaching many activity classes such as Lifetime Fitness, Weight Training, Cardio Training and severel lecture classes. His lecture classes include Personal Training Pre-Certification and Pre-Certification Exercise Physiology. These classes help students prepare to get personal trainer certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)( In addition to teaching these classes he also teach First Aid & CPR. Trent says that teaching at AC has been the best experience I have ever had because of the great students, excellent co-workers and friendly atmosphere.

Tricia McGuire

Patricia McGuire

Instructor - Fitness and Life Services

Carter Fitness Center
Office: (806)371-5285
Fax: (806)371-5364

Tricia McGuire was raised in Lubbock before attending Texas A&M University where she received a BS in Community Health. After graduating and marrying her husband, they moved to the Amarillo area. Two sons and a MS in Exercise Science from WT soon followed. She has worked in the fitness field for over 15 years and considers it to be a great blessing to be here at AC. She teaches Tae Box, Pilates, Weight Loss, Weight Training and Lifetime Fitness.