Me, head coach Brian Sax

“Twenty-one years ago, I found that my passion was coaching. If my business hadn’t taken off the way that it did,

I would be coaching full time.

My goal is not simply to focus upon performance and improvement, but to make a difference in athletes’ lives.

Besides concentrating on work ethic and the value of commitment, I also cover and teach leadership, nutrition, sleep, hydration, visualization, attitude...a plethora of disciplines and information that, if learned and applied, may have profound positive effects upon all areas of my athletes’ lives.

The key to my coaching philosophy, however, is FUN. Whether it is an athlete who is training with the Team for the very  rst time or one who is attempting to qualify for the USATF National Championships, having fun is the key...to enrolling the athletes in the journey of self-improvement, to building great long-term relationships with their peers, and as a coach, to truly make a difference in all areas.

It is my honor to lead the Tiger Track Team, and I’m looking forward to the exciting and rewarding years ahead!”

Brian Sax has been competing in Track & Field and Cross Country since 1979, at the age of 8.

He performed well at the high school and university levels, culminating in leading the Princeton Tigers as Track & Field Captain in 1994.

After Princeton, Brian continued to compete, running for Fila Track West in Southern California. Upon moving to Australia in 2005, he began training once again after a hiatus, adding Masters racing to his focus.

In his racing career, Brian has competed in twenty one countries on  ve continents, and continues to compete today. His immediate goals are World Records in the 800m, the 4 x 400m and the 4 x 800m relays for his age division. Brian’s favorite event in terms of competing and coaching is and has always been the 800m.

As a coach, Brian has 19 years of experience, including working with one high school team, one university team, four clubs, and two running camps.

He has been the Head Coach of his own Team twice, including currently with the Tiger Track Team.

Coaching Background

 

• 19 years cumulative coaching experience

• Assistant Coach: San Marino High School Track & Field, Cross Country, three years

• Middle Distance Coach: University of Northern Colorado, Greeley (NCAA Division II), two years

• Head Coach: Coyote Track & Field and Cross Country, four years

• Organizer, Manager, and Head Coach: Coyote Track & Field and Cross Country Camp in Mammoth Lakes, CA, four years

• Assistant Coach: Cal Coast/Active 5/Corona del Mar Running Camp, two years

• Assistant Coach: Caboolture Athletic Club, Queensland, Australia, four years

• Middle Distance Coach: Calabasas Cheetahs Track Club, three years

• Assistant Coach: United Track Club, one year

• Head Coach: Tiger Track Team, two years

Competition Background

 

• CIF 2A Champion, 800m

• Senior Year at San Marino High School (1989) 1:53.40 (800m), 3:58.3 (1500m)

• Ran 24 800m runs for Princeton in 1994 (indoors + outdoors + relays) between 1:51 and 1:55

• Competed for Fila Track West, 1998-2001 (800m: 1:51.59, 1:48.9r; 1500m: 3:56.44)

• Represented the United States in the 2009 Maccabi Games in Israel in the open 800m and in the 4 x 400m relay

• Bronze Medal, Maccabi Games, USA 4 x 400m relay

• Silver Medal, IAAF World Masters Championships (35-39), 800m, 2009

• Bronze Medal, IAAF World Masters Championships (40-44), 800m, 2011, 1:55.83

• 42nd Fastest 800m all-time, 40-44 age division

• Gold Medal, IAAF World Masters Champion- ships (40-44), USA 4 x 400m relay, 2011

Leadership Background

 

• Captain, Princeton University Track & Field, 1994

• In 1994, led the Tigers to the Indoor Heptagonal Track & Field Championships (Ivy League + Army and Navy) for the  rst time since 1987

• In 1994, led the Tigers to an NCAA Division I #13 Dual Meet Ranking after brie y being ranked #1

• In 1994, led the Tigers and Outdoor Heptagonal Championships (Ivy League + Army and Navy) for the  rst time since 1990

• Captain, San Marino High School Cross Country, 1987

• Captain, San Marino High School Track & Field, 1988 and 1989

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