Chris Sabato has been a member of the Bearcat staff since 2005. He is responsible for graphic design, photography and social media within the athletics department. Sabato also manages all the technology for event streaming. He is the co-host of a Cat Chat, a weekly internet show about Bearcat Athletics.
Formally a pole vault coach for the track and field team, Sabato coached Katie Mariman to a school record (11’5.75”) in 2011. He has also coached six of Willamette’s top ten female vaulters.
A 2002 graduate of Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., Sabato has a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his collegiate track and field career, Sabato competed in the sprints, long jump and pole vault.
Sabato runs the timing system for all Willamette cross country and track & field meets. He is recognized as one of the top FinishLynx operators in the Northwest and was interviewed by the New York Times to help explain the unprecedented tie in the 2012 Olympic Trials women’s 100-meter dash.