Meet SDA Track & Field Coaching Team
Head Coach, Sprints & Hurdles Coach
Coach Edwards joined SDA Track & Field last season as the Head Coach. Prior to SDA he was at Pacific Ridge for nine years as the Head Coach for Cross Country and Track & Field. Coach Edwards started the track & field program at Pacific Ridge in 2012. Since 2012, he has coached a variety of events, including distance, throws, sprints, and hurdles. Over the last six years as the hurdle coach PRS has had 14 CIF qualifiers, 5 Coastal League Champions & 3 CIF Finals D2 Medalist. In his first year at SDA he helped guide a talented team of five senior hurdlers to CIF Prelims and four of them to personal best. As the Pacific Ridge Head Cross Country Coach, his girls’ team won CIF San Diego D5 three times and were second twice, and had a team or individual qualify for the State meet ten years in a row. Steve is a USATF Certified Level 1 Coach and keeps current on coaching through online training and seminars.
Pole Vault Coach
This is Coach Fitchett’s 10th year on SDA’s coaching staff. He got his start in coaching at U.C. Davis where he was the springboard diving coach. He went on to coach Clemson University, U.C. San Diego, and University of San Diego. Over the years, Mike has produced 14 NCAA College All-Americans and 9 NCAA Championship finalists. He has also been awarded 3 NCAA “Coach of the Year” awards.
• United States Track & Field Level I and Level II Coach certification. (combined events)
• SafeSport Certification
• PVSCB Pole Vault Safety Certification Board Certified
In 10 years coaching at San Dieguito, his pole vaulters have enjoyed much success. Mike has produced 23 CIF finalists, a San Diego CIF Champion (Kevin Ward) and three California State CIF top 8 finalists. Mike has also coached the Speed and Strength Program at SDA.
Mike was a 4-time NCAA All-American springboard diver at Chico State and competed at the United States Senior National level. Mike’s interests include traveling to remote parts of the world, eating interesting food and watching any and all sporting events.
Dr. Hank Glass
Throws (Shot Put & Discus) Coach
Coach Glass is a graduate of Nichols College and has 32 years of clinical experience. He has been a member of the United States Track and Field medical teams and team doctor for U.S. Pan American Games. Hank’s expertise in track & field includes NCAA programs, high schools and club teams. He was the tech advisor for both University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. Hank was a coach for the Atlanta Track Club and has worked with Nike Running camps. He has published articles in Running Times and Marathon and Beyond. In the past nine years, he coached track and field at a high school in Vermont and here in San Diego. Specializing in the throwing events, Hank has produced three high school state champions at Woodstock High School (VT), where he was the head track coach and cross country coach. Hank also coaches the Speed and Strength Program at SDA. Hanks interests include running where he has been a Masters Competitor for the Atlanta Track Club for 12 years. He is also a four-time Boston Marathon Competitor.
Coach Gordy has been coaching cross country and the track & field distance crew at SDA since 2001. He is a “distance guy” and beloved coach. He was the driving force for getting our fantastic track and excellent field facilities. Gordy is a 1978 Graduate of San Dieguito High School and equally famous as the baker and owner of Gordy’s Bakery in Encinitas.
High Jumps Coach
Coach Remmling is a 1976 San Dieguito High School graduate with over 15 years experience competing in youth, high school, college and club track and field. She was also a member of several international teams. Christina was introduced to the track and field world at the age of 10 as a sprinter and hurdler. She was the Junior Olympic National high jump champion in 1974. At San Dieguito, Christina competed in high jump, long jump, and relays and still holds the school records in the high jump and long jump. Upon graduation from SDHS, Christina attended UCLA where she received a BA in Linguistics and competed on the track team all four years and was a member of the 1977 and National Championship team. She previously coached track and field for two seasons at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California while pursuing her multiple subject teaching credential at Cal State Northridge.
Assitant Sprints Coach
Coach Bode has been a Spanish teacher at SDA for 22 years. She has thrived working with kids both in and outside of the classroom advising clubs and traveling abroad with them. Coach Bode has always wanted to coach kids here at SDA and finally a position opened up in the 2022 season. She played competitive softball as a child and in high school. Her nickname was killer arm Bode! Her motivation and joy for sports has led her to run over 20 marathons and other shorter distance races. Coach Bode is excited to be sharing her passion for running with her students and to be supporting and encouraging them to be the best they can be on the field and off the field. She is grateful for the instruction of Head Coach Steve.