Track and Field Coaches
- Assistant Coach
- (9th year)
- BS, Alfred University
- Sparks 220
- 503-370-6803 voice
Christopher Sabato has been a member of the Bearcat staff as an assistant coach for the cross country and track and field teams since 2005. Sabato works with the cross country team during the fall and coaches the pole vaulters in the spring.
He coaches with the pole vaulters on track and field team and works with cross country as well. In 2011 Sabato coached Katie Mariman to a school record vault of 11’5.75”. He has also coached six of Willamette’s top ten female vaulters.
Prior to arriving at Willamette, Sabato spent two years at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., where he coached the sprinters and jumpers on the track and field teams.
He attended Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y., where he graduated in 2002 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. During his collegiate track and field career, Sabato competed in the sprints, long jump and pole vault.
Along with his coaching duties, he holds the title of creative project specialist. He is responsible for graphic design, photography and social media within the athletics department.
Sabato runs the timing system for all home cross country and track & field meets. He is recognized as one of the top FinishLynx operators in the Northwest. Sabato was interviewed by the New York Times to help explain the unprecedented tie in the 2012 Olympic Trials women’s 100-meter dash.
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- Brett Franz
Assistant Head Coach; Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles/Multi; Recruiting Coordinator, 9th year
- Jaela Dinsmore '12
Assistant Coach; Assistant Director of Operations and Recruiting, 1st year
- Christopher Sabato
Assistant Coach; Pole Vault, 9th year
- Gery Ellibee '73
Assistant Coach; Sprints/Jumps, 40th year
- Soren Sorensen
Assistant Coach; Throws, 15th year
- Brooke Smith
Assistant Coach; Multi-Events/Javelin, 4th year
- Doug Pierce
Assistant Coach; Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles, 3rd year
- Carlos Ruiz
Assistant Coach; Distance, 2nd year
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