I was born in New Zealand where I was introduced officially to track and field plus cross country at the age 10. I progressed from running sprints to running long distances. I moved to the Alhambra area at age 13. I attended Alhambra high school from 1990 to 1993. I went to Mt Sac community college then transferred to Elac. From Elac I attended Cal State Los Angeles to work on a Kinesiology degree. Individual success . 5th place in the 1500 meters in state in 1999 while competing for East los angeles college. 20 place at the community college state meet in 1998. 

I have 27 years of coaching experience. My experience as a coach includes Alhambra high school head cross country coach and  Assistant coach Alhambra high school {distance]from 1996 to 2008. . Assistant coach at Elac for both cross country and track from 2008 to 2010. San Gabriel head cross country and track coach from 2010 to 2022. In the Almont league I coached team and individual champions for both Alhambra high school and San Gabriel high school. In 2006, I had two runners reach the Masters meet and one reach the state championship while coaching at Alhambra high school. While coaching at Elac, I helped  coach the women’s team win the state championship and the men’s program qualified for the state meet. In track I helped coach individual state champions in multiple events. 

 I am currently a USA track and field  level 1 certificated coach. This year I am working on my level 2 track and field certificate along with USA cross country level 1 certification. I keep my CPR and first aid certification current.  I am currently working on finishing my bachelor in Kinesiology. 

My philosophy is to give back to the sports that gave me so much. I believe in  coaching individuals based on their own strengths. I believe that it’s important to teach proper technique and form to prevent injuries. I think it’s important to know the athletes personally so I understand how to motivate them. I expect full and honest communication, as this is how I communicate with my athletes.  I do not believe in winning at all costs. I do not tolerate cheating. I have a high level of ethics and expect my athletes to be the same.


Steve Morales