Head Coach - Paul Greer
Paul Greer, an assistant professor in Health and Exercise Science here at San Diego City College, has a masters degree in Physical Education and 20 years coaching experience both at City College and the San Diego Track Club. A sub-4 minute miler, he starred on the San Diego State University track team where he holds the school record at 1500 meters. Paul also competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials at 1500 meters in 1992 and has a personal best time in that distance at 3:39.05. Coach Greer is the fitness center director here at City College and has coached several Pacific Coast Conference Champions and in addition his teams have regularly qualified for the Southern California Championships. Coach Greer's structured workouts ensure that runners train together to maximize their athletic potential.
assistant head Coach - Peter Gregory
Peter Gregory is in his fifth year as a coach of the men's cross country team at San Diego City College. Gregory came to SDCC as an assistant coach in 2007 after spending five years (2002-2007) as a cross country assistant coach at Southwestern College (Chula Vista, Calif.). While at Southwestern, Gregory helped lead the women's team to the Pacific Coast Conference championship in five straight seasons (2002-06) and also to two fourth place finishes at the State Championships. Gregory also coached three student-athletes to State championships in the 1500m and 10,000m while serving as assistant coach of the track team at Southwestern from 2005-07.
Gregory has competed in and finished 54 major marathons, including 17 Boston Marathons and 12 Los Angeles Marathons. He competed in the Division III Nationals in cross country (1987-89) while earning his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts. Gregory has been competing in both track and cross country since the age of 11 and still competes in many national and local road races and meets. He has also been fortunate enough to have been coached by the legendary Bill Squires, a National Distance Running Hall of Famer.
Gregory has coached at the last three Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia (2000), Athens, Greece (2004) and Beijing, China (2008).
In addition to his bachelor's degree, Gregory has obtained his M.A. in Physical Education from Azuza Pacific University and his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from California University of Pennsylvania.
He enjoys archery, hiking, playing percussion, and spending time with his family. His philosophy is "Everyone Improves."