Aug. 27, 2003
(San Diego, CA) -- Will Guarino has been hired for the position of Head Men?s & Women?s Cross Country Coach at the University of San Diego, it was announced today by Jo-Ann Nester, Associate Director of Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator. He replaces Rich Cota who retired after directing the program the past eighteen seasons.
Guarino, a 1988 graduate of the University of San Diego, ran for the Torero cross country program during the 1987 season. He placed 2nd at the West Coast Conference Championships in the 10K race at Crystal Springs with the Toreros placing third overall. That year he was selected the team?s Outstanding Runner. He still ranks second all-time at USD for fastest time in a 10K race - he clocked a 32:25 at Woodward Park in Fresno, CA. He is 8th all-time in the 8K distance with a 26:14 showing at the Biola Invitational.
During the 1988-89 season he was assistant cross country coach at Mar Vista High School in Imperial Beach where he worked with both the men?s and women?s programs. He graduated from USD with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Minor in Business Administration. A resident of San Diego, he currently runs his own financial planning business.
He?ll begin at USD immediately with the USD Invitational slated for September 6th at Morley Field.