Jordan Carpenter is in his third year with the Pomona-Pitzer Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field Program, and his second as the head coach of both programs.
In his first season leading the program, Carpenter guided the Sagehens to their best XC season in program history. In 2017, the Sagehens won their first SCIAC Conference title since 2005. The Hens then went on to win the NCAA West Region title, and ended the season with a program best 6th place finish at the NCAA National Cross Country Championships. In this historic season, the Sagehens had eight athletes earn All-SCIAC honors, six earn All-West Region honors, and two runners earn All-American honors. Carpenter was honored with selections as the SCIAC Conference Coach of the year and as the NCAA West Region Coach of the year for 2017. He follow up by helping the Track and Field team to their first SCIAC title in 27 years, with 10 athletes taking All-Region in 15 events and 13 All-SCIAC honors. He also won SCIAC Coach of the Year for the Track & Field season.
In 2017 on the track, Carpenter worked with the distance athletes and was the lead coach for the 3000m Steeplechase group. During the 2017 track and field season, Carpenter coached five athletes who scored points at the conference championship, including a sweep of the podium places in the 3000m Steeplechase. Among those athletes was freshman Danny Rosen, who won the SCIAC Championship and earned All-American honors in the event with an 8th place finish at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships.
Prior to joining Pomona-Pitzer, Carpenter was a Graduate Assistant Coach while working on his M.B.A. at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. During this stint, Carpenter worked with distance athletes competing in events ranging from the 800m run to the 10,000m run; specializing in the 3000m Steeplechase. In this same period, Carpenter was also an intern in the Athletics Department at UW Oshkosh, completing work in the areas of student-athlete compliance and events management.
Carpenter earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2014 with a major in Economics. Demonstrating his commitment to academic and athletic excellence, Carpenter maintained a perfect grade point average during his undergraduate years and was a two-time recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Academic Award. As an athlete, Carpenter earned three All-American awards in cross country (1) and track and field (2); capping off his competitive career with a conference championship (WIAC) and runner-up finish at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the 3000m Steeplechase.
A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Coach Carpenter remains an avid runner and enjoys going on runs with his team. In 2016, Carpenter gained recognition as a USA Track and Field (USATF) Level I Certified coach.
Coach Carpenter credits his coaching and running successes to four key factors:
- Goal Setting
- Passion for the Sport
- A Sound Work Ethic
- A Commitment to Team
Ryan Sanders enters his second season as the Assistant Track and Field/Cross Country Coach for the Sagehens.
Sanders will focus primarily on coaching athletes in the triple jump, long jump, and high jump while also assisting the cross country program in the fall. Sanders will also assist in recruiting athletes for both programs.
Sanders competed locally at Mt. San Antonio College where he won a 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.
Additionally, he 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 of 16.15 meters.
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.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Track and Field Coach|
Greg Hook enters his 2nd season as an assistant coach for Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field where he works with the sprinters, hurdlers, and relay teams. He also takes on recruiting responsibilities for track and field athletes.
A native of Hillsborough, California outside of San Francisco, Hook is a graduate of Pitzer College (’14) with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Economics. As an undergraduate, he was a standout sprinter for the Sagehens earning All-SCIAC honors three times throughout his career. During his junior and senior years, he served as team captain and was named team MVP during his sophomore season. He is a member of the 2nd and 4th fastest 4x400m relay teams in school history as well as the 6th fastest relay team for the 4x100m.
In addition to his track & field coaching duties, Hook is the head strength & conditioning coach for 12 of the 21 varsity sports on campus. This past summer, he spent 4 months working in UCLA's Athletic Performance department specializing in the Olympic Sports. He worked directly with the full time athletic performance coaches for Track & Field, Cross Country, Beach Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball, & Golf.
He currently holds a USATF Level 1 Certification, a USTFCCCA Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification, and is recognized by the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is planning on earning his USATF Level 2 Certification in the sprints/hurdles/relays this year.
|Title:||Assistant Men's Track and Field Coach|
|Previous College:||Concordia (Irvine)|
Josh Allen has completed his third season as an assistant coach with the Pomona-Pitzer Men's Track and Field team, where he works with the throwers.
Allen graduated from Concordia University of Irvine, where he was a team captain and was a two-time all-conference selection in the shot put. Prior to attending CUI, Allen attended Chaffey College, where he was All-Foothill Conference in the shot put two years and in the discus one year, while twice advancing to the SoCal finals.
Allen was a member of the football and track and field teams at Alta Loma High School, where he was a two-year CIF qualifier in the shot put. He also was a sophomore All-American offensive lineman selection by StudentSports.com, while attending Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga.
Allen has five years of personal coaching instruction with kids aged 9-18 in the throwing events. He holds a bachelor's degree in sports management from Concordia University.