Wednesday, February 24, 2016

San Lorenzo Valley coach Rob Collins stepping down following 2016 Track & Field season

One of the most successful coaches in our region and state, Rob Collins, will be stepping down from  his post as SLV XC and TF coach in June. He will be moving to Colorado Springs for family reasons. Rob has coached at SLV since 1998 and during that time, Rob's teams and individuals have posted some of the best marks and accomplishments in state history. His girls' cross country teams won 5 state championships with the last one in 2013. Some of his top athletes included Alex Dunn, Alejandra Barrientos, Taylor Johnson, Cody Johnson, Anna Maxwell and many more. 

Rob will be sorely missed by both his athletes, parents and competitors and I know we all wish him and his family the best in Colorado Springs.

You can check out my interview with Rob from 2010 at this LINK.


Jorge Chen said...

Rob you will be deeply missed...Warmest wishes to you and your family...We will be thinking of you always & thank you for being there for everyone! One of the good guys...Praying for you.

Samantha Hammerness said...

Rob we go way back, it isn't going to be the same without you. You have done such a great job building that program. The SCCAL will not be half as fun or competitive with your absence. It has been a great journey coaching against you and your teams and your energies made our program better. Don't get too comfortable in Colorado, my daughters are out there and we may find ourselves coaching against each other out there someday. Take care of your family and yourself.
Dan Gruber
Aptos High Distance

Anonymous said...

The competition between Aptos and San Lorenzo Valley in the SCCAL is so intense (most notably among the girls distance runners)that it has produced at least 3 State 1600 Champions and 8 team XC champions. Not bad for that little league on the other side of the hill.

Ron Ernst said...

Big loss for all but his family and his new community. Great guy and a great coach, wish him nothing but happiness and continued success.

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