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Coaches

Head Track & Field Coach

Rick Martinez, '83

Coaching Career:  Mater Dei, 28th season

7 time OC Register Coach of the Year (’94 & ’04 & '11 & '12 & '13 & '14 & '18)

CIF Track & Field Coach of the Year ('14)

U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association State Coach of the Year ('14)

USATF Cross Country Specialist Certification, 2020

 

CIF Track Team Runner- up ’98 & ‘04 & '12 & '13 & '19

OC Girl Track Champions 2000, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018

OC Boy Track Champions 2012, 2021

CIF Girls Team Champions 2011, 2018

CIF Boys Team Champions 2014

CIF State Boys Team Champions 2014

 

High School:  Mater Dei - 1983 Mater Dei Athlete of the Year

CIF Cross Country Team Champion ‘81, CIF Cross Country Runner up ’80 and ‘82

CIF Track Team Runner up ‘83

 

Collegiate: UC Irvine - 3:42.40 1500m Personal Best

3rd All-Time UCI 1500m

1:51 800m Personal Best - 48.5 400m Personal Best - 14:26 500m Personal Best

2:55 1200m Personal Best - 23:56 8000m Personal Best

 

Track Assistant Coaches

Sam Collins, Sprints

Level I USA Track and Field Coaching Certification
400m Hurdler, competed for Santa Monica Track Club, personal best 50.54

1989 USA Track and Field Grand Prix Champion, 400m Hurdles
1988 U.S.A. Olympic Trials, 400m Hurdles
Cal State Long Beach, 2 x Conference and NCAA qualifier

National Junior Olympic 400m Hurdles 3rd place

Coaching Career 

13 CIF Champions - 3 CIF Team Champions - 25 Orange County Champions

6 Orange County Team Champions - 15 CIF State Qualifiers

7 CIF State Finalists - 2 CIF State Champions

 

Art Hinojosa '13, Jumps Coach

Mater Dei High School 2013

University of La Verne, 2014--2017

Team Captain from 2015--2017

Long Jump, High Jump, Triple Jump, and 4x100 relays

  

Rebecca Hamilton '08, Hurdle Coach

Mater Dei High School 2004-2008

High School Events: 100m hurdles, 300m hurdles, 400m, Long Jump

Long Beach State: 2008-2012

College Events:  Javelin, Long Jump, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles, Heptathlon

2008-2012 Scholar Athlete Award

2010 Most Improved Book Scholarship Award Winner

 

Vince O’Boyle, Distance Program Coordinator / Recruiting Consultant

20 time Big West Conference Coach of the Year

Inducted into the Mt. SAC Relays Hall of Fame 2010

12 Big West Conference titles in Women's Cross Country.

7 Big West Conference titles in Men's Cross Country.

18 Individual Big West Men and Women Cross Country champions.

10 NCAA All-Americans in Cross Country - 15 NCAA All-Americans in Track & Field.

USA Head Coach Women's Cross Country Team - 1992 World Championships

 

Maggie Newton-Neal, Distance 

Healdsburg High 2005-2007 – School Record 800 meter

Laguna Beach 2007-2008

2008 – MVP Track and Field

2007 – Cross Country MVP

UC Irvine 2008-2013

Cross Country

5k PR- 18:02 / 6k PR- 22:07

2011 - 2012 – Team Captain

2010, 2011 & 2012 – NCAA Regional team qualifier

Track

400 PR- 56 seconds / 800 PR- 2:09 / 1500 PR- 4:35

2011 – 7th fastest 800 meter runner in UCI history (All-time list)

2011-2013 – Team Captain

2012-2013 – Big West Conference All-Academic Scholar Athlete

 

Jesus Molina, Distance

Dana Hills 2006-2010

Junior Year

Cross Country

CIF Div. 1 SS and State Team Champions - Junior Year

Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) 17th place team - Junior Year

3 mile-15:19 Best

Mt. SAC- 15:26 19th Place CIF SS Finals

Woodward Park- 15:42 26th Place State meet

League, OC Champs, CIF SS Div. 1 and State Team Champions

Nike Cross Nationals (NXN) 6th Place team finish.

Dolphin Award presented to the Captain and Leader of the Team.

 

Track

OC Champs 4th place 800m - Junior Year

CIF SS Div. 1 Finals 7th place 800m - Junior Yea

800-1:53.2 / 1600-4:17 / 3200- 9:27

4x400 relay- split 49 high

Arcadia 4xMile National Leader and relay Champion.

State Meet Qualifier in the 800m

1st Team All League and County

Co-MVP award

Wall of Fame Award

 

Arizona State University-

Track

800-1:52.5 / 1500-3:50.88 / 5k- 14:49

  

Sonny Duong, Pole Vault

Former Head Coach at Marina High School

Assistant Pole Vault Coach at Higher Flyers Pole Vault Club 

Volunteer Pole Vault Coach at Golden West College 

Volunteer Pole Vault Coach at New Mexico State University 

8 years of prep coaching experience 

4 years of collegiate coaching experience 

Girls CIF California State Champion; 2015, 2013 

Boys CIF California Sate Champion; 2015 runner up 

Girls CIF Southern Section Masters Champion; 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011 

Girls Orange County Champion 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 

Boys Orange County Champion 2015, 2013  

 

Michael Pertusati, Throws Coach

Los Osos High School 2011-2015: School Record Discus

High School Events: Discus, Shot put, Weight Throw

2015 Field MVP

UC Davis: 2015-2019

College Events:  Discus, Shot Put Hammer Throw

Team Captain 2017-2019

2016-2017 Most Improved Award

2018-2019 Coaches Award