CLAREMONT, CA — Ryan Sanders has been hired as the Assistant Track and Field/Cross Country Coach, Head Coach Jordan Carpenter has announced.
Sanders will coach the long jump, triple jump, and high jump as well as assisting with the cross country program and recruiting for both teams.
"I am excited to welcome Ryan to the coaching staff," said Carpenter. "Ryan will play an integral role in the growth and development of athletes competing in the jumping events as well as the recruitment of future Pomona-Pitzer athletes."
Sanders brings a wealth of experience as an athlete to the Sagehen program. At Mt. San Antonio College, Sanders capped off his career with the Mounties by winning the California State Championship in the triple jump.
After transferring to Long Beach State, Sanders won a Big West Championship for the 49ers in the triple jump.
"I am very excited to start my collegiate coaching career here at Pomona-Pitzer," said Sanders. "I look forward to a succesful year for both programs."
Sanders is a two-time USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships qualifier. He ranked in the top-30 in the nation in the triple jump after the 2017 season when he set a personal best of 16.15 meters.
"Ryan was a competitor at the highest level and has an unwavering passion for the sport," said Carpenter. "He embodies the characteristics I value most in my coaching staff."
Sanders, a native of West Covina, CA, prepped locally at Diamond Ranch High School where he later spent a year serving as the triple jump, long jump and high jump coach for the Panthers. He earned an A.A. in Kinesiology from Mt. SAC and a B.A. in Human Development from Long Beach State.Download the Sagehen App Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram