Track and Field Coaches
- Assistant Coach
Creative Project Specialist
- (9th year)
- BS, Alfred University
- Sparks 220
- 503-370-6803 voice
Sabato has been a part of the Bearcat staff since 2005. He works with the pole vaulters, sprinter and jumpers.
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.
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, Sabato is an administrator in the Athletics Department and holds the title of creative project specialist.
Sabato times all Willamette meets and is regionally recognized as a Finish Lynx operator. He was interviewed by the New York Times to help explain the unprecedented tie in the 2012 Olympic Trials women’s 100-meter dash.
- Matt McGuirk
Head Coach, 11th year
- Brett Franz
Assistant Coach; Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles/Multi; Recruiting Coordinator, 8th year
- Christopher Sabato
Assistant Coach; Creative Project Specialist, 9th year
- Gery Ellibee '73
Assistant Coach; Sprints/Jumps, 40th year
- Soren Sorensen
Assistant Coach; Throws, 14th year
- Tyler May '05
Assistant Coach; Hurdles, 9th year
- Brooke Smith
Assistant Coach; Multi, 3rd year
- Doug Pierce
Assistant Coach; Hurdles, 2nd year
- Carlos Ruiz
Assistant Coach, 1st year
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